Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Weird Gadget Sweepstakes: Japanese Endless Package Opening Gizmo

June 17, 2010 by admin · Leave a Comment 

Weird Gadget Sweepstakes: Japanese Endless Package Opening Gizmo
The sweepstakes is back! Apologies for no giveaway last week but we were expecting a really cool gadget to arrive for the giveaway and it never did. We’ll have it here for next week, most likely. But who cares about next week, onto this week. [...]

Mizuhiki, Japanese Knotting Art

May 12, 2010 by admin · 4 Comments 

The art of Mizuhiki goes back to 7th century Japan the paper knotting was used to tie samurai hair. The paper craft brand OEY has taken that art and applied it to modern table ware and launched their new collection at Milan Design Week. The intricately corded paper rings, chopsticks, and napkin holders come in [...]

Seiko Fires CEO In Rare Japanese Corporate Move

May 11, 2010 by admin · Leave a Comment 

Executive terminations in the USA aren’t usually very newsworthy – nor in Europe for that matter. But in Japan where the historic sentiment was “job for life,” the outing of a CEO by the board is a big deal. Especially when the termination wasn’t even disguised as “resignation.” 72 year old former top executive of [...]