The Meanings in Kamon

2/9/2018 Editor's Blog, Products Eriko Fujitani 7 min read

Kamon, or family crests, have been used since ancient times to indicate lineage and social status. Originally, in order to distinguish oneself from other people of the same clan, that person would create his own trade name using the name of his land, etc. which became his last name later on. As of this year, it is said that approximately 20,000 kamon exist. Did you…


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…


Our New Cups and Saucers are Now on Sale at our GINZA SIX Store and Web Store!

7/31/2017 Editor's Blog, Products Eriko Fujitani 3 min read

Embodying surprise, D-BROS’s “Cup & Saucer” is one of our popular products wherein the pattern on the saucer is reflected on the cup which has a mirrored finish. Together with the opening of our D-BROS GINZASIX store, 12 new cup and saucer designs make their debut! When we asked the two designers of KIGI who were in charge of the art direction for these new…


The D-BROS GINZA SIX STORE, A New Concept Store by D-BROS is Now Open!

5/31/2017 Editor's Blog, Information, Products Eriko Fujitani 6 min read

Last April 20th, D-BROS’s new store opened at GINZA SIX, the new, much-talked-about facility in Ginza, Tokyo. Most of the array of products at this store are based on the theme of “traditional Japanese culture,” and were especially developed for GINZA SIX. Designers embarked on challenges that have never been done before, and they all started by examining traditional culture and techniques. From this fusion…


Utilizing the Creator’s Diary: Using the Lower Half for Projects Freely

2/17/2017 Editor's Blog, Products Eriko Fujitani 4 min read

The Creator’s Diary presently being sold at D-BROS is a Gantt Chart-type diary wherein each day’s schedule is written on the upper, vertically-lined part, and the plans for each task or project is written on the lower, horizontally-lined part.   A Section for Projects is Important The greatest feature of this diary is its lower half which is a section for projects. It is formatted…


This is How I Use My Creator’s Diary (by the Sales Team)

12/21/2016 Editor's Blog, Interview, Products Eriko Fujitani 20 min read

One of D-BROS’s mainstay products, the accordion-type Creator’s Diary, is a commercial version of the diaries that our designers and producers actually used during the production process of past projects. Naturally, all DRAFT company employees use the Creator’s Diary, but their ways of using the diary differ. For this D-BROS MAGAZINE post, we asked how company employees use their diaries, how they organize their schedules,…


Drinking Glasses Abounding in Their Designers’ Playful Creativity and Meticulousness

7/27/2016 Editor's Blog, Products Eriko Fujitani 4 min read

Today I’d like to share with you a product that we recommend for summer. There’s something a little special about our D-BROS drinking glasses that make them more fun each time you use them. Anyone who holds one of these glasses for the first time is always astounded, making it one of our popular gift products. This is our “Method of Drinking Fairy Tale” glass….


STAMP it: A Product that is Only Completed with Your Participation

4/12/2016 Editor's Blog Eriko Fujitani 3 min read

Only available at our D-BROS Shinagawa store, our “STAMP it” stamps are actually unfinished products when they are displayed in the store. We have 27 kinds of items in the STAMP it line-up including blank notebooks, cards and more than 200 kinds of stamps designed by D-BROS. Customers use the stamps to freely create their own designs to create a one-of-a-kind item. After the stamps…


Experience the Arrival of Spring by Decorating with Flowers

4/8/2016 Editor's Blog, Information Eriko Fujitani 5 min read

April begins today. It feels warmer, and it feels like spring is near. We’re also beginning to see many more colorful flowers at flower shops. We have new flowers at our DRAFT office every week; and the relaxing feeling that comes with looking at flowers is indeed wonderful. Our flower vase debuted in 2003, and since then, we have presented more than 70 different iterations…


Our D-BROS New Year Cards that we Have Been Offering since 2012

2/15/2016 Editor's Blog, Information Eriko Fujitani 2 min read

Our D-BROS New Year cards that we have been offering since 2012 were featured in DPI (Vol. 202), a Taiwanese magazine that introduces illustrations from all over the world. It’s quite a big spread – 12 pages of our cards! It also highlighted ten designers who worked on our New Year cards for 2016. We would like to continue valuing Japan’s unique “New Year card…