Tsubo

Tsubo (pronounced with the ‘T’ silent) means ñ pressure point or nerve center in Japanese and is also the name of a design driven company founded by 37 year old british designer Nick O’Rorke and Patrick McNulty in July 1997. I thought some of the early stuff was a little odd, but the latest collection is really cool! Tsubo is said to be designed for …

Hisashi Tenmyouya

Hisashi Tenmyouya creates modern day urban street scenes in traditional Japanese style. His work is currently on exhibit at the Whitney as part of the show: American Effect. Tenmyouya challenges the common perceptions of tradition, culture, violence, and technology.

Thumb Keyboard for the PC

Mevael Corporation, in Japan, has developed a one thumb keyboard for text entry and mouse manipulation. The invention is based on the premise that kids in Japan are faster at text entry on their mobiles than on a QWERTY keyboard. I think it would be really cool to couple it with a wearable that uses a near eye display like something from Xybernaut. I know …