Alice's Blog Posts Tagged 'Japan' (9)

Sweet Sisters Growing Up in Japan (17 photos)

Miu and Kanna are two young sisters growing up in Japan. As their proud father, Nagano Toyokazu doesn't just take candid shots of his daughters, he enjoys making up fictional scenes that stretch their creativity. He come up with ideas, jots down some notes and then asks his daughters to ham it up for the camera.

"In this way, I hope that these pictures will remind my daughters of their… Continue

Added by alice on March 22, 2011 at 10:30am — 9 Comments

Custom Crayon Family Portrait for Japan

While designers are putting up poster after poster to help with Japan's disaster recovery, still others are looking for creative ways to give. Artist Diem Chau, who you may remember as the talented crayon sculptor, just announced her own, unique way.

"I'd like to make a humble… Continue

Added by alice on March 16, 2011 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Donate to Japan Flickr Group (6 pics)

Nagano Toyokazu from Ishikawaka, Japan

You may remember Hideaki Hamada as the father of two sweet sons growing up in Japan. He recently started a Flickr group to get the word out that Japan needs our help. He tells us that there are "suffering people in disaster areas that… Continue

Added by alice on March 15, 2011 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

Help Japan Poster by Rob Dobi

We loved James White's Help Japan poster and we're equally touched by this one from 29-year-old illustrator Rob Dobi. "I did what little I could and designed a print to benefit relief in Japan," he says. "All profits go straight to disaster recovery." I like how it needs no words.

You can… Continue

Added by alice on March 14, 2011 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Help Japan Poster

Designers and artists are quickly coming up with ways to do their part in helping Japan. James White of Signalnoise creating this heartbreaking, minimalist poster. All profits made by the sale will be donated to help with the relief efforts there. Signalnoise also lists several charitable organization where you can donate.

$29.99 at… Continue

Added by alice on March 12, 2011 at 8:00am — 8 Comments

Earthquake in Japan - In Focus

Our hearts go out to the people in Japan and all those affected by the 8.9-magnitude earthquake. It's the biggest earthquake on record to hit Japan and according to CNN it "unleashed walls of water Friday that swept across rice fields, engulfed towns, dragged houses onto highways… Continue

Added by alice on March 11, 2011 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

Two Sweet Sons Growing Up in Japan (20 photos)

Not since Jason Lee have I found a father who could capture childhood is such a sweet and genuine way. Osaka, Japan-based photographer/web designer Hideaki Hamada shoots his curiously cute boys, Haru and Mina, as they make their way through life.

This very proud father has been shooting… Continue

Added by alice on February 5, 2011 at 10:00am — 9 Comments

20 Eye-Opening Cultural Norms in Japan

Manga in Restaurants

Look through the website of Jan Chipchase and you'll instantly notice that this man's been places. As Executive Creative Director of Global Insights at Frog Design, a global design and innovation company, Chipchase has not only traveled the world, he's also called major metropolises like London, Los Angeles, Berlin, Tokyo and… Continue

Added by alice on August 25, 2010 at 9:30am — 4 Comments

Inside Godiva's Melting Chocolate Store - Harajuku, Japan (5 pics)

Now this is a store that wants to give you an experience! Step inside the Godiva Chocoiste in Harajuku, Japan and you'll feel like chocolate is dripping on your head. Wonderwall, the Japanese interior design firm, designed the shop so that it looks like melting chocolate was dripping from the ceiling and running down the walls. What I love most about the store, though, is that aside from these…


Added by alice on December 3, 2009 at 2:30pm — 3 Comments


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