Interview: Yuki Katsuta, Global Head of Research and Design at Uniqlo

Addressing LifeWear, Roombas and next steps for a brand that doesn't make "disposable clothes"

Last week, the global talent behind Japanese fashion brand Uniqlo assembled in New York City to debut their forthcoming wares and clarify the meaning of a term that’s factored into their brand of late. This word, “LifeWear,” doesn’t represent one particular division of Uniqlo. Rather, it encapsulates all of their clothing and accessories. It’s a carefully considered statement aiming to affirm the brand’s commitment to …

A Million Lines of Code

A million lines of code, an air pollution vacuum, NIGO for Uniqlo UT and more in our weekly look at the web

To help the non-code-savvy perceive the size (and potential) of a million lines of code, “Information is Beautiful” author David McCandless designed a simple infographic that includes software programs, print books, history and even organisms to compare relative total lines of code. A million lines of code is equivalent to “War and Peace” 14 times over; Facebook has more code than the Large Hadron collider …

The Pixelstick

A million lines of code, an air pollution vacuum, NIGO for Uniqlo UT and more in our weekly look at the web

Light painting—the art of capturing a moving light source via long exposure photography—has a surprisingly extensive history. For over 100 years, artists have been cranking down camera shutter speeds and getting creative with light, but the greatest advancement in the field may be in the Pixelstick. Developed by Brooklyn-based tech design house Bitbanger Labs, the Pixelstick allows light painters to import images onto the stick …