December Blog 2016

December Blog 2016

What’s New? Wax Sushi for $250!

Known in Japan as sampuru サンプル, or “sample,” this waxy, fake food has been around for nearly 100 years and, over time, has evolved beyond restaurant windows. The first model was made in 1917, and the industry really took off in the 1930s. If you’ve ever visited Japan and had to order food without much kanji knowledge, sampuru サンプル are a lifesaver. With their exquisite detail, you know exactly what you’re going to get – what toppings on the ramen, what side dishes with the set meal – and if you really can’t communicate in any other way, all you need to do is point.  (Read more)


Art is Fun

The airvase is a revolutionary series of paper vessels designed by Tokyo-based Torafu Architects (Read more)

Art in the News

Smiley faces and images of food and cats designed almost 20 years ago by a Japanese phone company and used in digital messages worldwide have now attained the status of art. (Read here)

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