Category Archives: Japan

Summer Snow

SummerSnowFound this brand, Summer Snow, searching the product portfolios on Japanese site, Loftwork. Don’t know too much about the artists/designers but we do know that we like their work enormously. They cut out the best parts of discarded clothing and create these wonderful patches that are then attached to t-shirts and sweatshirts.

Images: Courtesy of Summer Snow.

Yusuke Oono

YusukeOonoJapanese architect and design engineer, Yusuke Oono, created these impressive 360° narrative books. The 3-dimensional books were fabricated entirely through laser-cutting transforming the paper into these incredible visual sculptures. A couple of these collapsing books are available here at Artecnica.

Images: Courtesy of Yusuke Oono.

Yuko Tobo

YukoToboA friend of mine gifted me with a scarf similar to these but made from vintage kimono fabric.  Been wanting to make one so we’re adding patchwork scarves to our project list. The colorful scarves shown above are the creations of Japanese clothing designer, Yuko Tobo, who also creates a line of bags that can be seen on her website and also here on her blog.

Images: Courtesy of Yuko Tobo.