Japanese super mom creatively makes adorable meals that will make your kids want one too

Just how creative could you be in preparing meals for your kids? Meet Japanese mom Etoni Mama. She is a super mom who also happens to be a master of Kyaraben (character bento), which is the art of styling food to look like cartoon people and animals. Among Etoni’s fascinating masterpieces involve fried eggs transformed into various famous characters such as Winnie the Pooh and Pikachu, as well as other […]


Trendy K5 Hotel in Tokyo was once a Familiar Bank in the City

We have seen various versions of renovations but have you ever heard of a previous bank transformed into a trendy hotel? According to Design Milk, the K5 hotel which is situated in Tokyo, Japan operates as “a micro-complex” of guest rooms, restaurants, bars and social spaces. The concept of the hotel was based on the goal of offering guests an experience “existing with nature in the city” that is personified […]


Awesome Japanese Structure with Mirrored Façade by bandesign

Japanese firm bandesign built this fascinating structure with mirrored façade located in Gifu Prefecture, Japan. Description by bandesign: A row of cherry trees is planted at an embankment at its basin, and many people visit this location during the cherry-blossom viewing season. There is Mirrors along the avenue. Taking advantage of this location, we intentionally made repeated refractions of the tree. In order to amplify the cherry two mirror walls […]


Enchanting Rain Installation in Tokyo Composed of 65,000 Watch Base-Plates

The “Light is Time” magical installation in Tokyo was created by DGT Architects firm in collaboration with Japanese watchmaker CITIZEN. The artwork is composed of 65,000 watch base-plates hung on black thread inside a black room that make them look like shimmering golden raindrops. [via boredpanda]


Comfy and Calming Yatsuya House in Japan by Hitoshi Sugishita Architect and Associates

Hitoshi Sugishita Architect and Associates designted the Yatsuya House, a residence located in a quiet suburban region of Aichi, Japan composed of pale natural timbers and white stucco walls. Photos by Hitoshi Sugishita and Takafumi Toshino via designboom


Fabulous Rain Shelter House in Japan by y+M Design Office

y+M design office completed the Rain Shelter House, a private residence located in Yonago, Japan designed with an eye-catching, folded roof that protects its occupants from the large amount of precipitation throughout the year. Photos by yohei sasakura / sasa no kurasha via designboom


Minimalist House in Tamatsu by Ido, Kenji Architectural Studio

Ido, Kenji Architectural Studio designed the House in Tamatsu located in an urban district in Osaka, Japan. Description by Ido, Kenji, Architectural Studio: The house is designed for 4 members of a family with two kids. The house is placed at urban district and a small plot of only 43.21sqm in Osaka, Japan. Around the site is the mixed-use area where small houses, small factories, and small office buildings coexist […]


Unique Sunomata House in Japan by Keitaro Muto Architects

Keitaro Muto Architects designed this unique Sunomata house composed of three overlapping blocks located in Ogaki, Misasa, Tohaku District, Tottori Prefecture, Japan.  Description by Keitaro Muto Architects: This project was to rebuild a house at the corner location between a rice field and a traditional residential area. From the size of double house and the relations of family units, this house contains a variety of open spaces. The brief from […]


Awesome Japanese Home with an Amazing View of Mountains by Kawashima Mayumi Architects Design

Kawashima Mayumi Architects Design built this home located in Hokuto, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan with a stunning view of Mounts Fuji and Kai Komagatake. Description by Kawashima Mayumi Architects Design: Kobuchizawa is a town of the foot of the south side of Yatsugatake that has a gentle slope toward the south to the vertex Yatsugatake towering mountain range to the north. We can look Mount Fuji far south and north Alps, […]


Eye-Catching F-House in Japan that Features a Unique Façade of a Crisp White Sheet of Paper with a Folded Edge by Yukio Hashimoto

Japanese architect Yukio Hashimoto designed the ‘F-House’, a two-storey residence in Kyoto, Japan. What makes this home unique is its façade composed of a crisp white sheet of paper with a folded edge that can be associated with the traditional art of origami. Its traditional Japanese interiors feature no visible windows as well as an internal courtyard that hides an inner garden. Description by the architect: The simple fold is […]