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Books Design

Web Trend Map Atlas

GaijinPot.com interviews Information Architect’s Oliver Reichenstein, in which he talks about the Web Trend Map, and reveals that for next year they are planning on releasing a book — a Web Trend Map Atlas — to be published just in time for Christmas 2010.
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Design Technology

Panwriter

The Japanese Index Typewriter MAC M-40, otherwise known as the “Panwriter.” What a beautiful device, and it’s available for purchase on eBay.

This is a Japanese typewriter “Panwriter.” Manufactured by Nippon Typewriter Company. This machine still works. Japanese can be printed very clearly.

The character about 2000 or more is usually used in Japan. Each the character has the meaning. This machine has the character of 2205. It is a surprise that has a lot of characters like this. These characters can be exchanged if necessary. The ribbon almost remains. It is a very beautiful and good condition.

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Design Fashion Stores

Rroomm

A fun idea, if possibly a maddening one: Rroomm is a clothing shop in Osaka that was recently renovated by architects Ninkipen, and the main feature is a series of eleven doors, six of which are fake. Via Dezeen.

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Architecture Design

Secret Garden

I have to say I’m quite a fan of these secret gardens you hear about, located on Tokyo rooftops. The one pictured above is not in Tokyo, but rather in Isezaki (Gunma prefecture), and was designed by Ryuichi Ashizawa Architects. I’ve been told that KDa‘s Astrid Klein has one of her own.

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Design

Kokeshi

Very nice modern take on the traditional Japanese Kokeshi doll, by Pen Pencil Stencil. Via Josh McKible.

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Design

Mr. Sanpo

Mr. Sanpo — also known as Sir Sanps-a-lot — is a new papercraft design that was introduced by Josh McKible at the recent “Urban Paper” exhibition at the Cafe Pause. Josh has made the templates for Mr. Sanpo available for download — you can get either the original designs, or blank templates that let you customize them.

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Design

Flat Table

Jo Nagasaka (Schemata Architecture Office) has developed a table (one version is pictured above) made of styrofoam, but hardened by pouring epoxy in holes that cover it. More at MoCo Loco.

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Design

Beijing Noodle No. 9

The Great Indoors Awards were announced last week, and one of the five winners is Japanese studio Design Spirits for their Las Vegas noodle bar, Beijing Noodle No. 9. Dezeen takes a closer look at the space.

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Design

Japanese Graphic Design

I don’t really get what the context is for this post that features a few examples of classic Japanese graphic design work, but I sure like it. Via FFFFFOUND.

Update: Ian Lynam says: “It’s about things that look like infographics, but actually represent no real information.”

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Design

Modern Japanese Graphic Patterns

I haven’t linked to any in a while, but Ian Lynam continues to post his series of red, white, and black patterns based on Japanese graphic design of the 50s over at Neojaponisme, with the latest pictured above.