Ryota Kuwakubo is a Japanese artist and designer who's work fuses tech, function and aesthetic. The pieces are simple, but provocative and take the form of spaces, sculptures and jewlery. His portfolio site is pretty fantastic as well. via Joel at Gizmodo
The medium format camera manufacturer Rollei has announced it will be releasing a miniature and digital version of it’s medium format cameras. Out in Japan first but will hopefully be available worldwide soon, more details (in Japanese) can be found here. This is sure to be a success with the Lomo crowd, and should spawn a trend of waist high photos.
Tokujin Yoshioka, Muji Designer, has renovated the typical Japanese apartment. Space efficiency is maximized by hiding all appliances, storage and utilities behind sliding accordion doors along a single wall. A minimalist masterpiece. more pictures here