I’ve had the wonderful illustrations of Toru Fukuda bookmarked for a while, but today seemed like a good to finally post about them. Toru is an illustrator living in Tokyo who has this wonderfully simple and almost childlike nature to his work. All of his characters have so much life to them, and his punches of color just make his work even better. His drawings remind me a lot of books I read as a kid, but I can’t think of anything particular it reminds me of. Nonetheless, his work never fails to make me smile.
UNIQLO recently got a brand new megastore near Shinjuku station in Tokyo thanks to the creative folks over at Curiosity. The store features an absolutely beautiful gridded exterior that keep the front of the store minimal while also directing you into the store. They also capitalized on lots of shiny chrome and mirrors creating a stunning interior. It’s almost overwhelming!
I think it’s a really beautiful store though, complex and simple at the same time. I think it does a really good job of letting the clothes be the focal point as well. I want one of these here in Los Angeles!
Found through ArchDaily