Daijiro Mizuno

Writer; Editor; Educator / Japan /

Daijiro Mizuno’s Notable Books of 2011

Christmas is coming soon. And I wonder, if I am to give a book as a Christmas present, what will people feel? What will be inside the glossy gift wrap? What impression will people have as they open it?

Books are to be read and are seen as a great source of information. But even before that, we recognize them as tangible objects through their presence and perceptual stimuli. I want the gift books inside the wrapping to be beautiful—in both the tactile and visual sense. I believe in the holistic experience of reading books as the sum of smell, weight, texture, and look. . . . View the complete text
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Kim Colin

The origin of this book was a personal fascination of Sam Hecht’s. For his project “Under a Fiver,” he purchased products that cost under five British pounds as he traveled around the globe. His collections of quirky products are both particular to the area where he purchased them and at the same time universal to human behavior. This book is full of inspiration not only in the context of design but also as a work of cultural anthropology.

サム・ヘクトによるこの本は、Under a Fiverと題された彼の個人的なプロジェクトに端を発する。ヘクトは、世界中を旅する間に現地で5ポンド以内で購入することができるプロダクトを収集していた。収集されたプロダクトは、購入された場所におけるコンテクストの固有性と同時に普遍性も垣間見ることができ、デザイン的観点のみならず文化人類学的な見地からも興味深い内容になっている。

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