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Design unit Hiilo thinks it’s a shame that we put postage stamps on the corner of letters, when the stamp itself is often picturesque enough to be a main feature. So, to give it the attention it deserves, Hiilo have come up with a postcard that frames the stamp — right in the center.

The little things in life

Design unit Hiilo thinks it’s a shame that we put postage stamps on the corner of letters, when the stamp itself is often picturesque enough to be a main feature. So, to give it the attention it deserves, Hiilo have come up with a postcard that frames the stamp — right in the center.

Supported in a plain wooden block, the QM Weather’s transparent screen has just four meteorological icons that glow according to information received from the online forecaster OpenWeatherMap.

Keeping design pure and simple

Supported in a plain wooden block, the QM Weather’s transparent screen has just four meteorological icons that glow according to information received from the online forecaster OpenWeatherMap.

紙ランチョンとお箸セット【お手頃価格】

紙ランチョンとお箸セット

紙ランチョンとお箸セット【お手頃価格】

Moctave locally sources 30 kinds of wood from Gifu Prefecture and hand crafts everything it makes. The stand-alone works — a chair, stool and small table — are understated with a hint of 1960s Nordic simplicity, but it’s the latest Ostinato series that really pulls out all the stops.

Furniture that goes against the grain

Moctave locally sources 30 kinds of wood from Gifu Prefecture and hand crafts everything it makes. The stand-alone works — a chair, stool and small table — are understated with a hint of 1960s Nordic simplicity, but it’s the latest Ostinato series that really pulls out all the stops.

The It’s/Kit Pass Case is a flatpacked, fold-it-yourself IC-card holder that takes just 45 minutes to put together. A single sheet of laser-cut leather, it doesn’t need any stitching or glue, just a pair of tweezers and your hands. Yet it’s still detailed enough to have tiny tabs to keep your card snug and a cutout slot so that you can use your thumb to push the card out.

Smarten up the work day

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Gu-Pa by Yasuyuki Wada & Fukunaga Print. Clever way to hold up items and hide it

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Tori | Timbre door chime

Tori | Timbre door chime

Cement Produce Design has created its own hanami (cherry-blossom viewing) season for its range of See Oh! Ribbon bookmarks.

Something old, something new, something blue

Cement Produce Design has created its own hanami (cherry-blossom viewing) season for its range of See Oh!

Designers should rethink the high-tech look of gadgets according to Nendo founder Oki Sato, who has also called most of today's smart devices "useless".

"Designers should rethink the high-tech look of gadgets according to Nendo founder Oki Sato, who has also called most of today's smart devices useless.

Kaori Tazoe has designed the Small Factory Ring, a versatile ring set, for Yazawa Seisakusho’s new 830designlab creative platform.

Put the pedal to the metal for Valentine's Day

Kaori Tazoe has designed the Small Factory Ring, a versatile ring set, for Yazawa Seisakusho’s new creative platform.

Sleek in design but also very practical, the Saibashi is flat with tapered tips, which makes it easier to use than a pair of chopsticks and more precise than a pair of tongs. The hinged end also has an indent that stops it from sliding into your bowl or plate when you rest it there.

Innovative products rethink generic design

Sleek in design but also very practical, the Saibashi is flat with tapered tips, which makes it easier to use than a pair of chopsticks and more precise than a pair of tongs. The hinged end also has an indent that stops it from sliding into your bowl or plate when you rest it there.

vacuum cleaner

Plus Minus Zero’s new rechargeable Cordless Cleaner comes with a variety of nozzles and is particularly handy for cleaning those hard-to-reach spots.

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