January 20, 2020

A Conversation with Keisuke Shoda

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The creative community in Tokyo is a diverse and dynamic force to be reckoned with on both a local and global scale.

As is the case with many professions in Japan, the discipline and raw pursuit of perfection in craft are ever-present, though one tends to find that there is little drudgery or conservative regard when it comes to creative expression.

In fact, long-held societal beliefs and popular perceptions of artistic beauty and form tend to inspire even more contrarian creative output. This is not an exclusively “Japanese” phenomenon, but registers at a higher volume here.

Case in point, Mr. Keisuke Shoda — a pop musician turned designer and art director (and now, rug maker), but also a cosmopolitan connector, instigator and deeply entrenched Tokyoite.
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January 1, 2020

MUSTARD HOTEL — SHIBUYA

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Truly effective design bridges the gap between needs and requirements.

In this case, the needs are neighborhood access, convenience and practicality. The requirements are thoughtful, understated design, fair pricing and cohesiveness in experience.

Simple yet striking, MUSTARD HOTEL delivers a pronounced “secret ingredient” to Shibuya and its newly adorned Shibuya Bridge complex, as well as parallel properties in Asakusa — 2.

 

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March 15, 2019

Liam Wong — TO:KY:OO

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Liam Wong‘s visions have earned him global attention from international news outlets, and legions of fans across social media, the videogame world, photographers and designers alike.

His first formal book project, TO:KY:OO, encompasses his three years as a photographer and ultimately the completion of his debut photo series.

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October 15, 2018

ginza graphic gallery

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The ginza graphic gallery (ggg) is a contemporary space that celebrates works of prominent graphic designers from Japan and abroad.

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