Retail – the Upgraded French Fries for the French… Again

Over a year ago, McDonald’s upgraded their interiors by hiring a French designer.  The upgraded French-born stores were imported into Tokyo as well.   Together with 100-yen morning coffee campaign and a series of Americanflavor themed burgers ( Hawaiian, Texas,

Retail – the Upgraded French Fries for the French… Again

Over a year ago, McDonald’s upgraded their interiors by hiring a French designer.  The upgraded French-born stores were imported into Tokyo as well.   Together with 100-yen morning coffee campaign and a series of Americanflavor themed burgers ( Hawaiian, Texas,

Retail – Starbucks in Fukuoka

I was in Fukuoka in December and stumbled onto this soon-to-open Starbucks.  The wood facade caught my eyes, of course, but I could not go in because it was 5 days before its opening. Starbucks stores all around Japan are

Retail – Starbucks in Fukuoka

I was in Fukuoka in December and stumbled onto this soon-to-open Starbucks.  The wood facade caught my eyes, of course, but I could not go in because it was 5 days before its opening. Starbucks stores all around Japan are

Hotel – citizenM

citizenM is an affordable hotel group based in Amsterdam and Scotland.  “citizenM” is based on the concept of “Mobile Citizen of the World.” ヨーロッパにcitizenMという小さなホテルチェーンがあります。「世界中を駆け回るモバイル人口のためのお洒落なホテル」がコンセプト Simple clean interior architecture, furnished by Vitra, for about 100 euros a night.  check it out

Hotel – citizenM

citizenM is an affordable hotel group based in Amsterdam and Scotland.  “citizenM” is based on the concept of “Mobile Citizen of the World.” ヨーロッパにcitizenMという小さなホテルチェーンがあります。「世界中を駆け回るモバイル人口のためのお洒落なホテル」がコンセプト Simple clean interior architecture, furnished by Vitra, for about 100 euros a night.  check it out

Architecture – Morphosis in Shanghai

Completed in 2010, a large head quarters for an innovative gaming corporation in Shanghai, China was designed by Morphosis. Scale un-thinkable in Japan, dynamic forms overwhelming. Very manly ;) 2010年、上海で完成したゲーム会社の設計をしたのは、Morphosis. 光栄にもツアーに参加させていただきました。もう、日本では考えられないスケール感と、ダイナミックなフォルムに圧倒されました。とても「男」な感じです。       Here is a great article with more photos and

Architecture – Morphosis in Shanghai

Completed in 2010, a large head quarters for an innovative gaming corporation in Shanghai, China was designed by Morphosis. Scale un-thinkable in Japan, dynamic forms overwhelming. Very manly ;) 2010年、上海で完成したゲーム会社の設計をしたのは、Morphosis. 光栄にもツアーに参加させていただきました。もう、日本では考えられないスケール感と、ダイナミックなフォルムに圧倒されました。とても「男」な感じです。       Here is a great article with more photos and

Home Decoration +

  We helped a real estate investor on a PR campaign for a luxurious rental apartments in Azabu. Our services ranged from Brand Design, Web Design, Brochure Design and Interior Coordination for Model Rooms… so while the project took over

Home Decoration +

  We helped a real estate investor on a PR campaign for a luxurious rental apartments in Azabu. Our services ranged from Brand Design, Web Design, Brochure Design and Interior Coordination for Model Rooms… so while the project took over

AD in the City – LED Light

   Found a nice ad for residential LED lamps.  It’s a 10-year calendar of one happy family lit by one LED lamp. だいぶ前になりますが、ちょっと素敵な家庭用LED ランプの広告を見つけました。10年ほどの寿命をもつLEDランプに照らされた、ある家族の10年の生活をカレンダーにしてあるものです。 The happy couple gives birth to a baby and the baby grows.. all these lovely moments are

AD in the City – LED Light

   Found a nice ad for residential LED lamps.  It’s a 10-year calendar of one happy family lit by one LED lamp. だいぶ前になりますが、ちょっと素敵な家庭用LED ランプの広告を見つけました。10年ほどの寿命をもつLEDランプに照らされた、ある家族の10年の生活をカレンダーにしてあるものです。 The happy couple gives birth to a baby and the baby grows.. all these lovely moments are

Photography – Construction Site

Taken at our project construction site in Macao in September, 2011.  Six long sleepless days after these photos were taken, we opened a cosmetic store. Many thanks to all those who worked night and day! 2011年9月、マカオで手がけたプロジェクトの現場。この後6日間休みなく現場が動いて下さったおかげで、なんとかさわやかなコスメストアが出来上がりました。皆さん、本当にお疲れさまでした。      

Photography – Construction Site

Taken at our project construction site in Macao in September, 2011.  Six long sleepless days after these photos were taken, we opened a cosmetic store. Many thanks to all those who worked night and day! 2011年9月、マカオで手がけたプロジェクトの現場。この後6日間休みなく現場が動いて下さったおかげで、なんとかさわやかなコスメストアが出来上がりました。皆さん、本当にお疲れさまでした。      

Inspiring Quote – Akira Kurosawa

「悪魔のように細心に 天使のように大胆に」 “Meticulous like a devil.  Bold like an angel.”

Inspiring Quote – Akira Kurosawa

「悪魔のように細心に 天使のように大胆に」 “Meticulous like a devil.  Bold like an angel.”

Inspring Quote – Pablo Picasso

” I’d like to live as a poor man with lots of money.” my translation: “I want to live with humbleness and humility, while having the ability of getting all material things I want.”

Inspring Quote – Pablo Picasso

” I’d like to live as a poor man with lots of money.” my translation: “I want to live with humbleness and humility, while having the ability of getting all material things I want.”

Talk – Tom Ford

The talented Tom Ford speaks frankly about his career, his drive, and inspiration. Fun Fact: He went to Parsons School of Design and majored in… Not Fashion, but Architecture. enjoy

Talk – Tom Ford

The talented Tom Ford speaks frankly about his career, his drive, and inspiration. Fun Fact: He went to Parsons School of Design and majored in… Not Fashion, but Architecture. enjoy

Devastating Earthquake Hits Japan

It’s been over a year since I posted on this blog, so I don’t know if this will reach anyone, but I thought I’d use any means of communicating with the world about what has occured in Japan.  Last Friday

Devastating Earthquake Hits Japan

It’s been over a year since I posted on this blog, so I don’t know if this will reach anyone, but I thought I’d use any means of communicating with the world about what has occured in Japan.  Last Friday

Portraits

I took a few portraits of my co-workers today with my good camera.  It was a fun photo session on a Friday afternoon… everyone was relaxed and having fun.  Maybe it’s alright to be a little slow and be able

Portraits

I took a few portraits of my co-workers today with my good camera.  It was a fun photo session on a Friday afternoon… everyone was relaxed and having fun.  Maybe it’s alright to be a little slow and be able

Meet Peter Doig

I majored in Art History despite pressures from my family to major in International Relations to become a lawyer because I loved learning about the world through art.  I somehow trusted my instinct about what art was trying to say to

Meet Peter Doig

I majored in Art History despite pressures from my family to major in International Relations to become a lawyer because I loved learning about the world through art.  I somehow trusted my instinct about what art was trying to say to

all pleasure

hi there an architect had a quote up on his office wall that said “what this industry needs is a good recession.”  well, we are in one and trust me, I’m not complaining! ;-) this past weekend was a first

all pleasure

hi there an architect had a quote up on his office wall that said “what this industry needs is a good recession.”  well, we are in one and trust me, I’m not complaining! ;-) this past weekend was a first

oooh, my next travel destination?

oh my oh my, I stumbled onto a great portfolio of a talented architect, Geoffrey Bawa. Bawa Bawa Bawa – the master mind behind the incredible residences and hotels in Sri Lanka. oh I wanna be there… I wanna feel his

oooh, my next travel destination?

oh my oh my, I stumbled onto a great portfolio of a talented architect, Geoffrey Bawa. Bawa Bawa Bawa – the master mind behind the incredible residences and hotels in Sri Lanka. oh I wanna be there… I wanna feel his

“my dear friends, this is architecture”

“I was on an island in Greece with a group of friends.  We were sitting in a garden surrounded by plane white walls typical of Greece.  On top of the walls was a roof of grapevines with lush leaves, and

“my dear friends, this is architecture”

“I was on an island in Greece with a group of friends.  We were sitting in a garden surrounded by plane white walls typical of Greece.  On top of the walls was a roof of grapevines with lush leaves, and