japanese design

Prepare To Be Amazed. And Hungry. Over 50 Sushi Rolls Too Cool To Eat.

sushi rolls too cool to eat

Here are over 50 incredibly impressive pieces of sushi. Rolled with dyed rice and vegetables and wrapped in seaweed, they are then sliced to reveal images ranging from fine art reproductions such as Boticelli’s Birth of Venus to anime characters to piles of corn-speckled feces complete with flies. (more…)

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The Bird Apartment – Collective Housing For 78 Birds and One Human.

Nendo Bird Apartment

The Nendo Bird Apartment is a an unusual treehouse designed by Japanese design firm Nendo for the Ando Momofuku Center, a facility devoted to promoting and increasing access to nature activities. The facility is located in a forest in Komoro City in Japan’s mountainous Nagano Prefecture. Nendo’s treehouse is designed to be collective housing for many birds and one person. (more…)

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The Balloon Bench and other Wild but Thoughtful Designs from H220430.

Satoshi Itasaka and Takuto Usami collaborated to establish h220430 on April 30th, Heisei 22 (Heisei is the current era name in Japan). Their design activities focus on lighting and furniture and other unusual items. But their objects and furniture are not just weird for the sake of being different. They are inspired by things that affect mankind and the state of the planet, such as nuclear war, melting glaciers, other designers, films and art and the juxtaposition of real and artificial. (more…)

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