Thursday, December 6, 2007
National decided it would invent a model that could address to all concerns. The A-LA-UNO was engineered with a powerful bowl-scouring spiraling flush and an internal tank that uses common dish soap. According to National, the combination produces a double-bubble whammy with amazing cleaning power. Yet the A-LA-UNO uses much less water than previous toilets, saving owners almost 13,000 yen every year in water bills ($110).
The A-LA-UNO comes with internal LED lighting that illuminates the floor and glows inside the tank. It's also equipped with 12 music tracks and 3-D stereo speakers for those who like or who want to camouflage other sounds intrinsic to toilet time.
Plus, the A-LA-UNO has an odor eliminating fan and sensors that automatically lift the lid when you enter the room and close it after you've left. As an added bonus, the seat heats up instantly—but only when its being used—providing over 5,000 yen more in savings versus toilets that are constantly warmed.
Posted by Firipa at 12:40 AM
Monday, November 19, 2007
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Project by Torafu architects. Boolean is the interior for a café space at the University of Tokyo, using wooden surfaces to enclose the space and frame the outside world, where there used to be just a waiting room with a vending machine, covered with stone flooring, walls, and stainless window sash.
Posted by Firipa at 11:56 PM
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Tokyo Designer's Week, 100% Design Tokyo, DesignTide and Swedish Style bring lots of exhibitions, events and parties to Tokyo. Events and exhibitions are also taking place in many shops and cafes throughout Shibuya, Harajuku, Aoyama and Roppongi until November 4, but Swedish Style goes until November 8.
You might also want to check how to survive tokyo design week, tide think, treasured trash and mint designs.
Posted by Firipa at 12:10 PM
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Friday, October 19, 2007
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Last winter there was the set up of a shadow play projection on a huge Shibuya wall next to a parking lot called Big Shadow.
When people moved by, their silhouettes were enhanced and deformed, and eventually the game’s creatures would enlarge on the wall and play tricks on the crowd.
But despite the temporary excitement, people lose interest pretty quickly, especially in a city like Tokyo.
Posted by Firipa at 9:04 AM
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Last Christmas, Omotesando Street in Aoyama was spiced up by a little bit of interactive play to these sixty objects, each of them being six meters high: the so called Akarium Project.
Anyone could call the collumns by mobile or over the internet and her or his voice would dynamically control the pulsation of the lights.
But is it Tokyo with it's high buildings, screens and neon signs, the right place for something like Akarium? However, the usage of cellphones it might improve the interest for interaction.
Posted by Firipa at 8:33 AM