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Cuckoo Clock by Naoto Fukasawa

Naoto Fukasawa developed the cuckoo clock seen above for a collaborative project between Isetan and the moreTrees forest conservation NPO — the clock is made of timber from over-planted forests. During Tokyo Design Week, Isetan Living hosted an exhibition that saw 50 artists and designers offer their take on the clock — you can see the clocks in this post over at Designboom.

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DesignTide 2009 by Designboom

Designboom posts a huge round-up of images and products from this year’s edition of DesignTide. Above, Hironao Tsuboi‘s “Sun” sensible time clock.

“Sun” is purposefully minimal except for a small colorful dot — a day begins with sunrise, it ends with sundown. Sunset and sunrise times are dependent on your exact latitude, and longitude coordinates.

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Design Music Technology

Spica

Here’s a video of Yuki Yamamoto‘s Spica, a speaker that uses water and light to give you quite the show as you listen to your favorite tracks. It was on show at this year’s DesignTide, and I can confirm that it looked just as good in person as it does in the video. Via Designboom.

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PROTOTYPE 03

I’m very happy to note that the PROTOTYPE exhibition series — originally conceived by Keiji Ashizawa — is back this year for a third edition. “PROTOTYPE 03” will be held at the Tokyo Midtown Design Hub, November 13-24, with the opening party — which you won’t want to miss, I know I won’t — happening November 12 (19:00-22:00).

An exhibition of prototype works from product designers, furniture designers, architects, and other creatives.This collection of prototypes and in-process design work illustrates the discovery, frustration and serendipity of the design process and highlights how prototypes are used as vehicles for solving problems and generating new ideas.

The list of participants is an absolute who’s who of the new generation bringing life to the current Japanese design scene — visit the exhibition’s official website for the full list, as well as info on what will be shown.

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Design

Isolation Unit + Karimoku

Isolution Unit teams with furniture manufacturer Karimoku for a new collection, to be previewed at next week’s 100% Design Tokyo (October 30 to November 3). More details and images over at Designboom.