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Skincare specialist SK-II unveils hyperphysical exhibition in Japan

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Skincare specialist SK-II unveils hyperphysical exhibition in Japan

Japanese skincare brand SK-II (pronounced ess-kay-two), is inviting beauty enthusiasts on a journey towards crystal clear skin with its unprecedent...
Retail : Beauty : Skincare
Lululemon offers a fresh take on masculinity and other stories

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Lululemon offers a fresh take on masculinity and other stories

In today’s daily digest: Ichibuns delivers quality ingredients, Brewdog gives away 20% of its profits, luxury treehouse returns to nature and other...
Hospitality : Fashion : Drink
Mazda’s latest ad campaign targets Hispanic consumers – in Japanese

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Mazda’s latest ad campaign targets Hispanic consumers – in Japanese

US – The automotive brand is focusing on the consumer demographic most ostracised by Trump’s administration.
Auto : Advertising : Culture
Breathable branding

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Breathable branding

Singapore – Machineast has developed an audio-visual project for Uniqlo Singapore focusing on the brand’s AIRism fibre.
Uniqlo : Branding : Singapore
Liquor stash

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Liquor stash

London – New cocktail bar TT Liquor enables patrons to buy and store bottles of high-quality alcohol to drink at a later date.
TT Liquor : Cocktail Futures : London
International identity

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International identity

Dubai – Design agency BrightHead Studio has created an international visual identity for Downtown Toko Japanese food eateries in Du...
Toko : New Bricolage Living : Packaging
An escapist eatery

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An escapist eatery

Vancouver – Kissa Tanto is a new Italian-Japanese fusion restaurant inspired by a 1960s jazz café aesthetic.
Design Direction : The Golden Age : Italian
A taste of Japan

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A taste of Japan

Japan – Kyoto Distillery is the region’s first artisanal gin distillery.
Kyoto Distillery : Artisanal Gin : Ki No Bi
Gluten-free gastronomy

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Gluten-free gastronomy

London – The city’s first fine dining establishment dedicated to gluten-free food has opened in Victoria.
Gluten-free : Fine Dining : London
Ichiran Brooklyn

Design Directions

Ichiran Brooklyn

Ichiran is bringing its unique brand of ramen and service to the US.
Ramen : Solo Dining : New Bricolage Living
Noodles for one

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Noodles for one

New York – Ramen chain Ichiran is offering New Yorkers a genuine Japanese solo dining experience.
New Bricolage Living : Ichiran : Ramen
LDF 2016 Preview: The in-between

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LDF 2016 Preview: The in-between

London – Mini is working with Asif Khan to explore the potential of the liminal spaces between work and home life.
Asif Khan : Mini : LDF 2016
On a roll

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On a roll

UK – Design studio & Smith has revamped Yo! Sushi’s visual identity and in-store graphics to give diners a taste of modern Tokyo.
& Smith : Yo! Sushi : Manga
Book a bed

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Book a bed

Tokyo – A new Japanese hostel offers guests a bed in a bookcase, proving that the night-time ritual of reading something persists.
Book And Bed : Future Of Books : Babette Kulic
A raw approach

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A raw approach

Kuwait – Mexican creative agency Futura has created a bold brand style for sushi bar Raw, inspired by the classic Japanese aesthetics of minim...
Futura : Raw : Wabi Sabi
Tipsy Tea

Micro Trends

Tipsy Tea

Brands are combining alcohol and tea to add an extra layer of complex flavour and a healthy twist to the drinking experience.
Tea : Alcohol : Alco-Health
Nature versus nurture

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Nature versus nurture

London – Technologist collective teamLab has created an immersive exhibition that explores humanity’s delicate relationship with nature.
START Art Fair : The Saatchi Gallery : TeamLab
Wabi Sabi

Design Directions

Wabi Sabi

Notions of transience and imperfection, which dominate Japanese aesthetic tradition, are giving rise to a new design direction in packaging that ...
Wabi Sabi : Packaging : Estudio Yeyé
Run Stations

Micro Trends

Run Stations

Tokyo’s running stations are evolving beyond basic shower and locker rooms as brands respond to the Body Temples desire for convivial fitness.
Tokyo : Body Temples : Community Retail
Second language

Big Ideas

Second language

New York – Language-learning app LexiCandy ‘uses pop culture as the classroom’ to immerse people in a foreign language.
Washington DC : LexiCandy : Carol Glenn
Take a breath

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Take a breath

Milan – LS:N Global paid a visit to the Fabrica research centre in Treviso, Italy, to hear about the preparation for FUHA, its latest collaborati...
Fabrica : FUHA : Milan Salone
Whisky with a twist: Glass creates seasonal display of sounds and visuals

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Whisky with a twist: Glass creates seasonal display of sounds and visuals

Tokyo – A new interactive whisky glass generates sounds and visuals when touched by the drinker.
Whisky : Japan : Suntory HIBIKI
Riding an urban wave: Yamamoto finds inspiration at the beach

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Riding an urban wave: Yamamoto finds inspiration at the beach

Paris – Japanese brand Y-3, headed by Yohji Yamamoto, showed an urban surf-inspired collection during Paris Men’s Fashion Week.
Yohji Yamamoto : Paris : Men's Fashion Week
Flat-pack dummies make fashion shows easier

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Flat-pack dummies make fashion shows easier

Flat-pack dummies make fashion shows easier
Design : Paris Fashion Week : Plastic
City symphony: Tokyo site a model of creativity

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City symphony: Tokyo site a model of creativity

Tokyo – SIX studio creative director Tsubasa Oyagi has developed an interactive website for Japanese property developer Mori Building tha...
Virtual : 3D Model Of Tokyo : Project Light And Sound
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