Designed by British sculptor Anish Kapoor and Japanese architect Arata Isozaki, the portable balloon-like purple structure known as Ark Nova is home to an annual two-week music festival that travels across the northeastern region of Japan devastated by the 2011 tsunami.
Pepsi has launched a “fat-blocking” soda in Japan. The new product, Pepsi Special, has been approved as a health conscious food item from the government and will hit stores in early 2013. Pepsi has toyed with various flavor innovations previously in Japan, like fruit versions of its classic soda, but this marks the first time the soda maker has gone the health route.
A Japanese artist named Keroppy who pioneered the “modcon” body art explained toVice back in 2009 that it’s about innovation: “People who like extreme body modification want to find their own way of doing things, and they’re always looking for new ways to do that. The more progressive the scene gets, the more these people have to experiment and go their own way.”
MUJI, the Japanese consumer and home goods company, has created a house in Mitaka, Tokyo completely furnished in MUJI goods and is offering a FREE 2 year stay in exchange for completing a monitoring process throughout your lease. Enter the lottery to win by June 25th, 2012 on either facebook or twitter but you may need to brush up on your characters as all monitoring communications will be in Japanese.
How refreshing! Japanese brewer Kirin’s new Ichiban Shibori Frozen Draft is served with a layer of frozen foam on top to help keep it frosty cold. Kirin creates its frozen beer foam by blowing air into beer as it is stirred and chilled to a frosty -5 degrees Celsius. Atop a glass of beer, the resulting foam can reportedly keep the drink chilled for a full 30 minutes. In Japan, frozen foam helps keep Kirin beer cold
Japanese brewer Kirin’s new Ichiban Shibori Frozen Draft is served with a layer of frozen foam on top to help keep it frosty cold.
Muji, one of Red Peak’s favorite brands, gave designers the brief of developing an idea to save energy by completing the phrase “Enjoy! ___ Energy”. The project was created to develop energy saving ideas to help Japan. http://tinyurl.com/3wxnb2a