design

Ramen face mask from Japan fogs up your glasses, looks like a steaming hot bowl of noodles

If you can’t stop your spectacles from fogging up, you might as well make art with them.

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Do the new Uniqlo summer face masks really deserve bad reviews?

We test the Airism product for three days in a range of conditions. 

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Customers race to Uniqlo for new summer face masks, but are they really worth the hype?

We try out the cool sold-out Airism product everyone’s been waiting for. 

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Spice things up at the dinner table with these kabe-don salt and pepper shakers【Pics】

Now you can feel the passion of cheesy romances every time you sit down for a meal!

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Uniqlo teams up with Billie Eilish and Takashi Murakami for exciting new UT collaboration【Videos】

The fashion collection we’ve been waiting for. 

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Breakfast made beautiful by designer who creates stunning zen garden toast art and more【Pics】

Find inspiration to play with your food from this designer’s collection.

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Fossilized forms of Pokémon found in Uniqlo’s Daniel Arsham x Pokémon T-shirt collection【Photos】

The contemporary artist’s unique concept of “fictional archaeology” paves the way for these new illustrations of Pokémon monuments lost to time.

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What social distancing looks like in Japan

Companies, characters and mascots use kawaii humour to spread an important message. 

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Japanese student creates Traditional Japan Bicycle, brings new life to centuries-old craft

Lattice work seen in tea ceremony rooms finally gets to see the city streets.

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Coca-Cola Japan unveils new sakura design bottle for cherry blossom season 2020

The limited-edition “spring omotenashi” is perfect for hanami picnics.

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Why do Japanese stairs have red-and-yellow marks on them?

Even people in Japan are surprised to learn what they’re for.

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Japanese salaryman creates jaw-dropping model of Shinjuku from paper

From towering skyscrapers through to the world’s busiest station, this sprawling Tokyo ward took years to recreate in miniature.

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Our reporter documents his epic fail at designing original SoraNews24 socks at Muji

Nothing like a good pair of socks to remind us that some people are blessed with artistic talent and others, well, aren’t.

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Air Wagashi: New Nike Air Max sneakers are the delicious kicks we’ve all been waiting for

Limited-edition footwear inspired by traditional Japanese confectionery.

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Starbucks Hong Kong adds new bunny mugs and cups to its mid-autumn drinkware range

September is the month to celebrate the rabbit on the moon. 

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Sega has been using a different logo in Japan and overseas for years, and hardly anyone noticed

Blue is Sega’s image color the world over, but fans in different parts of the world see different things.

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Japan’s 10 favorite emoji for Twitter, and how they compare to the rest of the world

Only three emoji make both lists.

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Check out these awesome AI-generated Pokémon characters that could be the future of Pokémon

Could these creatures designed by robots inspire the next generation of Pokémon?

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Official Pokémon bubble teas coming to Japan!

Boba balls replace Poké Balls in this new drink range featuring some of our favourite Pocket Monsters

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Uniqlo Pokémon T-shirts sell out in Japan, customers swoon over gorgeous designs in real life

Pikachu even made an appearance in-store in Japan for the long-awaited release!

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