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 …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

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

1. The First Pedal Cycle, on Steroids The largest chemical company in the world, BASF SE, partnered with design studio DING3000 to answer the hypothetical question, what would the first pedal cycle have looked like if its historic inventors had today’s advanced materials available to them? Their answer is the electric-drive powered e-velocipede called the “Concept 1865,” which could easily blend into the background of …

The First Pedal Cycle, on Steroids

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

The largest chemical company in the world, BASF SE, partnered with design studio DING3000 to answer the hypothetical question, what would the first pedal cycle have looked like if its historic inventors had today’s advanced materials available to them? Their answer is the electric-drive powered e-velocipede called the “Concept 1865,” which could easily blend into the background of a science fiction film. Check out the …