Tokyo

Why Design Now?: Furumai


Why? Water, the medium of life, has myriad manifestations. Furumai, meaning behavior or dance in Japanese, was an installation created for the Water exhibition at 21_21 Design Sight in Tokyo in 2007. The project consisted of paper plates treated selectively with an invisible water-repellent coating. As visitors interacted with the plates, beads of water danced about the surface, creating surprising visual effects. In one, drops gathered in a babys eye, while others formed abstract, three-dimensional patterns.
Furumai, water, Japan, Tokyo, 21_21 Design Sight, interact, Why Design Now, Exhibition, interactive design, interaction

Postcard from Tokyo


I was delighted by this New Year’s card from Takeshi Ishiguro in Tokyo. On the front was an image of a snow covered landscape, with one of those crisp blue skies that only seem to visit Japan when it’s cold.
Takeshi Ishiguro, product design, Industrial Design, Creative Lab, studio, Tokyo, Japan, postcard, light light, lamp, feather, Mutant Materials in Contemporary Design, Exhibition, 1995, MOMA, Book of Lights, Artecnica