The Katayama designs speak for themselves. And this is brilliant advertising for Lexus, obviously.
But beyond that, I think it's a sign of what's to come as more and more brands will likely do this kind of interdisciplinary design and advertising in the future. In this case, auto design meets interior design meets product design meets cafe meets chill-out space meets big cities meets urban consumers. Rigid lines between distinct design and commerce arenas will continue to disintegrate, and boundaries will blur as we move deeper and deeper into post-modernity. That's my prediction. And not just mine, I'm sure. Be on the look-out. Read More
At Tokyo Design Week, I was able to see some fresh ideas on natural design in urban homes, one of which was this "To Live in a City" home.
From an indoor pillow pit for sunbathing to a star-gazing indoor bathtub, this home opens up the mind to all kinds of new possibilities in new-age home design. Read More
I know we can think of more ways to bring the outside in and make buildings more breathable. Could light borders be the new frame of the future? Read More
American home design is set up for the nuclear family, but in this day and age the "family" unit may take on multiple forms. Read More
Pay attention to what your body is telling you about your work and/or living space. Can you breathe there? If not, it's time to plot your escape. Read More
Without going into too many morbid details, how will there be a return to Earth for a coffin and a cadaver 40 floors up? Ok, maybe that's already too morbid. Read More