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ICFF 2009 Japan booth

I wasn’t able to make it to ICFF this year but design*sponge does a good job covering it if you are interested. They even have a post dedicated to the Japan booth, which is worth checking out. One notable entry is this beautiful humidifier by Japanese paper artist Miyuki Yoshida.

The “Misty Garden” comes in a porcelain dish and the leaves, which double as water filters, are a  conduit for dispersion, releasing into the air 15 x more than the amount of moisture created from leaving a cup of water out. Another perk is that it requires zero energy! You just water it like you were watering a plant. It was created for Mikuni Corp and is slated to go on sale July 10.

Also on display are these exquisitely designed chopsticks by Mikiya Kobayashi, who’s Tate Otama I profiled a few weeks ago.

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1 iinekore { 05.20.09 at 11:09 pm }

hello! i am writing to say i have given you an award that has been passed on in our little blog world, you can see it via my blog: http://ii-ne-kore.blogspot.com/2009/05/blog-love-award.html

your posts are always something new – thankyou!

2 iinekore { 05.20.09 at 7:09 pm }

hello! i am writing to say i have given you an award that has been passed on in our little blog world, you can see it via my blog: http://ii-ne-kore.blogspot.com/2009/05/blog-love-award.html

your posts are always something new – thankyou!