MoMA Design Store: Destination Japan

MoMA Design Store recently launched Destination Japan, an exclusive product collection of housewares, accessories and design objects usually available only Japan. Available for a limited time, it features a range of items—from those created by well-known Japanese designers to pop accessories and well-designed everyday items. The mascot for the the collection "Mochi" (pictured above) is a homage to the Japanese fascination with kawaii (cute) and …

E&Y: Greenland

Just steps from the infamous In any case, the new products were connected by a sense of humility and serenity lacking in many releases this year. E&Y has brought several products by Scandinavian designers to the market this year, notably Mårten Claesson, Cecile Manz, and Mika Tolvanen. Tolvanen designed Riuku (which means lath in Finnish), a bench made from nyatoh wood that resembles a sawhorse—it's …

Hidebumi Yamaguchi: IMAnoWa

With all the press and buyers swarming around Milan's Salone del Mobile, I was so happy to wander into a seemingly inauspicious exhibition called "Shapes of Japanese Style." The group show was tucked into the gallery's basement and, like many exhibits of its kind, felt a little thin. That was until my eyes landed on Akaikage, or "red shadow," is a simple flower vase infused …