this is a private blog for my design students and assorted other survivors. Tro blemakers all
this is a private blog for my design students and assorted other survivors. Tro blemakers all.
this is a private blog for my design students and assorted other survivors. Tro blemakers all.
this is a private blog for my design students and assorted other survivors. Tro blemakers all.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007














Leif.designpark is a design team based in japan, consisting of
Takashi Ueno
and Mamoru Naito and Keizaburo Honda.

"Our main work is widely ranged from interior design to art and
industrial products. By cooperating with specialists from arts and
crafts friends, we maintain the highest quality production. Leif.s
overall concept of the "design park" is comprised of a virtual drawing
board. This is a park surrounded bya low hedge, and can be accessed
freely. The object is to broaden Leif.designpark, in conjunction with
the individual participants. In this way, we can share projects with
people from a variety of fields."

Leif.designpark collaborates with artists of various fields on products
and exhibitions. We pursue new possibilities and unexpected discoveries
from these experiences.















" In Japan’s craft culture, predecessors have created much craft work
applying the traditional techniques of parquetry, which brings out the
natural taste of the various types of wood used. The unstained natural
colors of wood must result from absorbing the numerous nutrients
within the soil. The diversity is amazing. Tone is an attempt at producing
furniture using effectively materials and skills established in the Japanese
culture."

4 comments:

Ein Hoshino 「アイン。ホシノ」 said...

Hey Thomas it's one of your old students... well, okay I'm still a student.

How about something on japanese swords? They are quite beautiful, I'm sure you'll find their craft quite lovely. Specially the artistic designs on the hilt and the sheath.

Radio Free Pescado said...

OK,I'll try.

I'm a lifelong devotee of Japanese design. In fact, my favorite design book is called "how to wrap 5 eggs", which dates from the 60's,(and long ago out of print)- it shows how something as simple as paper wrapping, can be so beautiful and utterly efficient.

I'll keep an eye out for you !

polo2188 said...

Hey Thomas,
This is one of ur old students from last semester's class I was wondering how to get are memory sticks back?

Radio Free Pescado said...

dear Polo

just come by next week, I'll bring the box in.