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A Round-Table Discussion by Satoru Miyashita and KIGI at the 2017 ADC Gallery Exhibition

8/7/2017 Dialogue with Satoru Miyata, Editor's Blog, Interview Chi-na Lee 16 min read

“D-BROS at GINZA SIX” has won an ADC Member Award at the 2017 ADC Awards, which is regarded as the summit of Japan’s advertising and design fields. In commemoration of winning this award, a round-table discussion by Mr. Satoru Miyashita, and the members of KIGI, Mr. Ryosuke Uehara and Ms. Yoshie Watanabe was held last July 19th at the Ginza Graphic Gallery. We would like…

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The Life of a Designer, Vol. 6: Mr. Takuma Fukuzawa Tells us About His Everyday Life

6/21/2017 Interview, Takuma Fukuzawa Chi-na Lee 6 min read

In this series of “The Life of a Designer,” we ask DRAFT designers involved in the development of D-BROS products about their daily lives, in a Q&A format. We talked to Mr. Takuma Fukuzawa for the sixth volume in this series. –In this sixth volume, we would like to talk to Mr. Takuma Fukuzawa who worked on D-BROS’s “JUMP” animal calendar. Thank you for your…

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The Life of a Designer, Vol. 5: Mr. Kazuya Iwanaga Tells us About His Everyday Life

2/1/2017 Interview, Kazuya Iwanaga Chi-na Lee 9 min read

In this series of “The Life of a Designer,” we ask DRAFT designers involved in the development of D-BROS products about their daily lives, in a Q&A format. In their answers to our simple questions, their daily lives are revealed. We talked to Mr. Kazuya Iwanaga for the fifth volume in this series. –In this fifth volume, we would like to talk to Mr. Kazuya…

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The Life of a Designer, Vol. 4: Ms. Aya Iida Tells us About Her Everyday Life

10/25/2016 Aya Iida, Interview Chi-na Lee 7 min read

In this series of “The Life of a Designer,” we ask DRAFT designers involved in the development of D-BROS products about their daily lives, in a Q&A format. In their answers to our simple questions, their daily lives are revealed. We talked to Ms. Aya Iida for the fourth volume in this series. –In this fourth volume, we would like to talk to Ms. Aya…

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The Life of a Designer, Vol. 3: Mr. Yuichiro Katsume Tells us About His Everyday Life

7/8/2016 Interview Chi-na Lee 10 min read

–For the third volume in “The Life of a Designer,” we talked to Mr. Katsumata, who isn’t a graphic designer but a design engineer. Thank you for allowing us to interview you. Katsume: Thank you too. –Is there anything that you do without fail when you first arrive at the office in the morning? Katsume: It’s not that I do it everyday without fail, but…

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The Life of a Designer, Vol. 2: Ms. Asako Koyama Tells us About Her Everyday Life

6/8/2016 Interview Chi-na Lee 10 min read

In this series of “The Life of a Designer,” we ask DRAFT designers involved in the development of D-BROS products about their daily lives. We unravel their daily lives based on simple questions that we ask. In this second volume, we talk to Ms. Asako Koyama. –The response to the first volume with Mr. Kouta Sugiyama was great, so now we’re happy to continue with volume…

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The Life of a Designer, Vol. 1: Mr. Kouta Sugiyama Tells us About His Everyday Life

5/11/2016 Interview, Kouta Sugiyama Chi-na Lee 12 min read

In this series of “The Life of a Designer,” we ask DRAFT designers involved in the development of D-BROS products about their daily lives. The questions are pretty simple; so we conduct these interviews that (should be) interesting hoping for intriguing, distinctive answers that only designers themselves could give. There will be interviews with more designers in the future, but for the first one, we…

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By Popular Demand, We’ve Mapped Out our Flower Vase Fairs Just for You!

5/2/2016 Information Chi-na Lee 3 min read

We often receive phone calls at the D-BROS office from people asking where they could buy our flower vases. We’re really happy during these moments – these are the times when we hear directly from our customers. We’re always inclined to respond that the flower vases are available at our own store at the second floor of “ecute” at Shinagawa Station, but the phone calls…

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The D-BROS Products I Found at KOBALT SHOP in Seoul, South Korea

8/27/2015 Editor's Blog Chi-na Lee 3 min read

I went to Seoul, South Korea for my summer vacation. Every time I go there it’s usually about eating my way through the city but this time I was just a teeny bit serious in looking for D-BROS products.   KOBALT SHOP in Sinsadong, Seoul is a boutique that imports select items and everyday sundries from around the world. The name is derived from cobalt…

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We now sell “KIKOF” on the D-BROS WEB STORE!

7/2/2015 Information Chi-na Lee 1 min read

KIKOF is a product brand born from the Mother Lake Products Project. It was joint-developed with KIGI, which mainly operates in Tokyo producing various creations from graphics, products, fashion, and traditional craftsmen who operate around the Biwako Lake in the Shiga Prefecture. The octagon base created only from straight lines has a simple final shape that looks like it was molded by paper. This expression…