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Tokyo Plastic

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Back in Tokyo, and ready to leave after a few days staying with Kaoru. This time, returning has been fantastic, but very different to last time. Whereas with the previous visit everything was new and shiny, this time I more or less knew my way […]

Nara

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Nara was the capital of Japan before Kyoto, followed by Tokyo. I was not particularly interested to see the place, simply because Kyoto is so stupendously endowed, but in the end I came away really liking the place. Instead of the hundreds of temples and […]

Kyoto Jazz Massive

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Kyoto is now officially one of my favourite places on the planet. The weather has been nigh on perfect for my time here and it has been truly splendid seeing the city. The highlight of the trip – just perhaps one of the highlights of […]

Japan – Speechless

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This second trip to Japan is a complete, unfiltered assault on my senses. I return to my room each night completely shattered, my nerves shot. I have travelled to some relatively extreme places, but Japan repeatedly leaves me bewildered, shaken and stirred. Waiting for my […]

Pencils for Gambling – Kokuyo

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Well, the results are out, and I won the ‘Special Prize’ in the annual Kokuyo Design Award! ‘Pencils for Gambling’ are a combination of dice and pencils. The inspiration came when looking at these two traditional, easily recognized objects, and realizing that they both had […]

Kokuyo

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I just won the ‘Special’ prize in the Kokuyo design award 2006! It’s a Japanese design prize … more details when I know them. Kokuyo 2006 The story of a British Industrial Designer in Taiwan…

Tokyo Drift

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Some bikes … just for you. The story of a British Industrial Designer in Taiwan…

I Think I`m Turning Japanese

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I managed to hold out an enormous amount of time before finally making it to Japan, and still Ele beats me to it by a few hours. But now I have broken my duck and I can be positive that I will be back here […]

Harajuku Girls

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We got in late last night. Roppongi. Mark as dangerous. The area I was told not to go was of course the first destination for the CSR crew boys here. A late night and a lack of sleep did not help getting up this morning, […]

Lost in Translation

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A predictable title perhaps, but completely apt since the view from the hotel is completely fantastic. I am pretending that the park stretching out in front of us is the Forbidden City, and I am also pretending that the sun setting over the mountains is […]