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Purpose Amplified

Tokyo: amplification
Things that amplify, draw into focus or reveal other spectra. What happens when they are not in our service, but in the service of things …



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15 Jun 2013

In: Future Perfect
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Pockets of Calm II

03 Jun 2013

In: Cultural Norms
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No 8

03 Jun 2013

In: Design Inspiration
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One of the best cups of joe in the city.
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Passive Aggressive Offerings

24 May 2013

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Not entirely sure this is intentional or not: Tokyo cafe offers free wifi to it’s customers, but then makes the login and password so …
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Competitive Convenience

19 Apr 2012

In: Design Inspiration
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Every time you hear the argument for convenience remember this.
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Keitai Recycle

13 Mar 2011

In: Cultural Norms
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Stncl Rpt

16 Dec 2010



Territories Expanded

06 Nov 2010

In: Future Perfect
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The interesting thing here is not that you can pay for vending machine goods with your travel card; or that you can check the balance …
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Eyes, Ears and By The Throat

06 Nov 2010



Parking wardens – digital gunslingers, patrolling the neighbourhood documenting changes, violations to the accepted norms. These are the real Streetview, adaptable, malleable, willing.
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Device Customisation

21 Apr 2010

In: Street Hacks
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Customised iPod Nano encrusted in rhinestones – photo taken during a night out with friends in Shibuya. Extreme customisation of devices such as mobile phones, iPods …
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