MUJI Award 03

Design junkies take note, MUJI just announced the launch of its third MUJI AWARD International Design Competition. The theme for this year's awards is "Found MUJI," which is about discovering the benefits of old wisdom, and translating these ideas into design that works in tandem with our modern lifestyle. The inspiration of the competition and the seriousness with which it is judged (not to mention …

Yoskay Yamamoto: The Upside of Down

The Upside of Down marks the first solo show for both Japanese artist Yoskay Yamamoto as well as the Los Angeles space, project:gallery. The concept behind the exhibition rises from an internal conflict with Yoskay's alter-ego "Inskay" ("In" meaning "dark" in Japanese, whereas "Yo" means "light"). The show consists of a series of acrylic paintings on wood and paper, all related to the struggle between …

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 …