Developed by longstanding robot developer Dr Hiroshi Ishiguro of Osaka University, this “living” mannequin puts androids in the commercial world for the first time at the Takashimaya department store in Tokyo. As scary as it is amazing.
Great music video from agency Party, Tokyo where techno toys do the talking!
Incredible 3D poster by artists Kyosuke Nishida, Brian Li, and Dominic Liu as a reminder of the aftermath of the earthquake in Japan this past year. Beautiful stuff. via JeannieJeannie
Nice bit of bonkers from Rootote, a Japanese brand specialising in tote bags.
Half creep, half cool- You can now create a mini replica of yourself by visiting the Clone Factory in Akihabara, Japan, where a resin version of your good self is created from a digital rendering. You can become your own action figure / puppet / odd thing here.
via Lost at E Minor
Amazing artwork from Japanese illustrator HR-FM. Get your eyes around more work here.
Stop licking your screen! Now you can smooch over the information superhighway for real.
Full story from mashable here.
Joyous ad for JR Kyushu Shinkansen. Shot from inside the bullet train, an impressive 15,000 people lined the route to share the love.
Wonderful project from TBWA London to give support to the Red Cross Tsunami aid in Japan. Designs from illustrators such as Damien Weighill, Jan Kallwejt and Nick Purser can be purchased and the full range can be found here. Each egg is approximately 6cm high, made from solid wood and costs £10 and you can even see it being printed by the Egg bot via webcam.