Monday 27 February 2012

Aquarium (Takahiro Matsuo) [22 March to 1 April 2012, Osaka]

Takahiro Matsuo's exhibition will be held from 22 March to 1 April 2012 at Kids Plaza Osaka. is supporting his art works.

Monday 20 February 2012

Monday 13 February 2012

Article: fuwapica (Ichi Kanaya and Studio Mongoose)

July 24, 2007 — Ancient Japanese people believed that gods lived in all things, whether animate or inanimate. Talking to a wall was not an idle act, but actually a kind of soul-searching. And usually, the wall talked back.

Now a table and a set of chairs embodies that philosophy. Called Fuwapica, which loosely translated means "soft and flashy," the furniture senses people's presence and gradually changes colors accordingly. The interactive set, which could be in shops, airports, museums, or bars within a year or two, uses technology to extend people's emotional state into a room that may be devoid of ancient ideas.

"We want modern people like us to remember that there was an interaction between people and furniture," said Ichi Kanaya, assistant professor at Osaka University.

Read more at Discovery Channel