Posts Tagged ‘tokyo’

Dandelion Chocolate by Puddle, Tokyo – Japan

January 21st, 2017

Surrounded by a large park which serves as a place of recreation and relaxation for local residents, and a facility for environmental education, this was a project to renovate a warehouse, more than 50 years old, into the first overseas outpost of Dandelion Chocolate, San Francisco’s premier “bean-to-bar” chocolate maker.

Maison Hermès Ginza window installations by Stephanie Quayle, Tokyo – Japan

January 12th, 2017

The current showcase at Maison Hermès Ginza, entitle urban jungle, presents a wide range of these cunningly realistic sculptures. All monkeys, a large terracotta orang utan sits on a trunk and gazes onto the bustling cityscape. In the large window, a group of monkeys are huddled cozily together, and seem less deterred by what’s going on around them.

Seibu Shibuya Christmas window installation by we+, Tokyo – Japan

December 30th, 2016

“Surprise” is a Christmas theme of Seibu-Shibuya in this year. we+ responded to the concept by covering inside the window with knitted tapestries and gradually disclosing like an Advent calendar.

Gucci store by Alessandro Michele, Tokyo – Japan

December 14th, 2016


Situated on the second floor, the new outpost measures a sizeable 220 sqm and is obviosuly designed according to Michele’s new and guidelines, featuring a more homey yet still very sumptuous palette with inlaid coloured marble floorin, contemporary fixtures and classic-inspired sofas and chairs.

KIYA knife shop by Mandai Architects, Tokyo – Japan

December 8th, 2016

We created the space by not a “table”as an artificial product, but a “material”as part of nature. In this space, you can feel the spirit of manufacturing in Japan, affection for making things.

Blue Bottle Coffee by Schemata Architects, Tokyo – Japan

December 8th, 2016



Similarly to the Company’s five previous outposts across Tokyo, the interior design is by local practice Schemata Architects, and is marked by an understated palette. Tuff stone is paired with timber, creating a oasis of serenity within an exceptionally busy environment. A hollow-square shaped service station is placed at the very centre, opposite an elongated bar with stools.

“Color mixing” installation by Emmanuelle Moureaux, Tokyo – Japan

December 8th, 2016



100 shades of colors in the form of flower motifs saturate the 6 meter atrium. At the center, visitors can be immersed amongst the 25,200 delicate flowers aligned in three dimensional grids. As well as being suspended from the ceiling, the flowers subtly rotate because of the NSK bearings and the windmills installed at the top and in turn, the installation produces a gradient of gradually changing color.

MINA-TO communication space by Mandai Architects, Tokyo – Japan

December 6th, 2016

By attaching aluminum on the steel plate, this wall makes it possible to exhibit paintings freely anywhere with magnets. This wall will also reflect the surrounding light and scenery and will change over while overlapping with the painting.

LB8 restaurant by GLOBAL-DINING INC., Tokyo – Japan

December 2nd, 2016

LB8 restaurant by GLOBAL-DINING INC., Tokyo – Japan

Nikelab Ma5 store by Nike and Arthur Huang, Tokyo – Japan

December 2nd, 2016


Officially baptized Nikelab Ma5, it features an interior design that adapts well to the spatial dynamics of the former swimming pool, using sustainable materials, adaptable furnishings and various local integrations.

Monsoon Cafe by GLOBAL-DINING INC., Tokyo – Japan

November 30th, 2016

Monsoon Cafe by GLOBAL-DINING INC., Tokyo – Japan

Shinagawa Highball Bar by DESIGN STUDIO CROW, Tokyo – Japan

November 23rd, 2016

From the rounded entrance the bustling atmosphere of interior can spill out onto the street. The L-shaped highball serving counter and whiskey bottle display takes inspiration from street stalls.

GREGORY HARAJYUKU store by space co, Tokyo – Japan

November 12th, 2016

GREGORY is a backpack specialty brand. Symbol for people who love mountains and respect them. It seems like a fold of trees (= layer) with ridgelines of distant mountains emerging in the bustle of the city.

Blue Bottle Coffee NAKAMEGURO Cafe by Schemata Architects, Tokyo – Japan

November 7th, 2016

Horizontal pivot windows installed on the front glass façade help defining the boundary between the interior and the surrounding environment, while establishing a visual relationship of “see and be seen” so that people become aware of each other’s presence wherever they are in the space.

Soph. store by Nobuo Araki, Tokyo – Japan

November 4th, 2016

It occupies a spacious 116 sqm. unit on the fourth floor, and features a minimalist setting, featuring flooring and walls clad in lacquered timber, and matching shelving and cabinets. Apparel pieces are showcased on suspended steel clothing racks that optically lend the space an additional airy feel.

RRL Omotesando store by MNA, Tokyo – Japan

November 3rd, 2016

Brick corbels and projected soldier coursing adds a level of detail that elevates the industrial chic design.

Unprinted Material exhibition by Nendo, Tokyo – Japan

October 25th, 2016

The exhibition, in three white rooms, reified the ream with a series of simple outlines of paper sheets. In the first room, the outlines were A1 size, in the second, postcard-size and in the third, the outlines hint at objects seemingly crafted from folded paper.

Manolo Blahnik store by Nick Leith-Smith, Tokyo – Japan

October 17th, 2016

The focal element is an impressive installation, typical of timber and bamboo scaffold structures but realized here in crisscrossed folded wooden slats. Interlacing they connect walls and
ceilings, imperceptibly supporting shelves and acting as hangers.

Unplan hostel by Aida Atelier, Tokyo – Japan

October 15th, 2016

The lodgings build on Japan’s renowned capsule hotel concept, featuring modern dorm rooms with 68 beds, one family room with two bunk beds, in addition to two private rooms with a balcony.

Descente Blanc store by Schemata Architects, Tokyo – Japan

October 15th, 2016

Schemata Architects aimed to highlight and subvert the original use of a stock room, by presenting this otherwise hidden “service process” as the defining feature and point of interaction between product, customer and worker.