Recommended designs by YAJIMA Shinji 1
"Crayons of the Seas" "Crayons of the Mountains" IINODA Hokori & TAKAYAMA Yuria

What do you think has been the most visually influential visual since the dawn of mankind?
I have always thought that it was the moment when I saw the photograph of "Earth".
The first color image of Earth was taken in 1967. That's right, just 56 years ago.
The photograph taken by an American satellite was featured on the cover of the "Whole Earth Catalog" the following year.
The beautiful appearance of the earth seen from space has a strong impact on the brain, and it can be said that humankind has evolved.
For example, the hippie movement is flourishing, environmental problems have surfaced, and national borders have become meaningless. . .
I feel that the fact that Steve Jobs used images of the Earth in the desktop pictures of Macs and iPhones is an evangelism.

"Crayons of the Seas" and "Crayons of the Mountains" are inspired by this beautiful earth. The event was planned by SKY Perfect JSAT. SKY PerfecTV is known for satellite broadcasting, but in fact, the person in charge at a space business company thought, "I want more people to know about the earth, which is full of such beautiful colors." .
The latitude and longitude of the place where the color was extracted is written instead of the color name.
Aren't you excited just thinking about what kind of picture you will draw with these wonderful crayons with a story?

Recommended designs by YAJIMA Shinji 2

One of the problems with rental housing is that you can't use nails or screws to attach frames, shelves, etc. to the wall. It's not limited to rentals, but even in new construction, there will be holes when removing it, so you may hesitate to install it. However, everyone wants "little convenience" and "little freedom" to put "little things" within reach. For example, keys and seals at the entrance, souvenirs and remote controls in the living room, an aroma diffuser and glasses in the bedroom, a flower vase and a favorite art book in the bathroom, and so on. . . This paper shelf gives us a little bit of convenience and freedom in our daily lives. Just fold the paper and fasten it with commercially available thumbtacks, so you can install it in no time. There are two sizes, A4 and A3, and there are color variations, so you can choose the one you like. Because it is made of paper, you might think that you can only put light objects on it. The fact that freedom is within reach is an irreplaceable joy. Torafu Architects designed such a joy.




Managing Director of Japan Institute of Design Promotion