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Get Our Calendars and Diaries at Reasonable Prices. Our Winter Sale has Begun!

2/13/2019 Information Eriko Fujitani 2 min read

Get Our Calendars and Diaries at Reasonable Prices. Our Winter Sale has Begun! Our 2019 calendars and diaries are now on sale at our D-BROS ONLINE STORE! If you’ve been curious about our calendars and diaries or haven’t bought them yet, now’s your chance. To schedule your time and to make each day meaningful, how about giving our 2019 Creator’s Diary a try? With this…

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Using the Creator’s Diary in the Most Fundamental Way Part 1: The Horizontal Part (Gantt Chart) is Essential

12/13/2018 Editor's Blog, Products Eriko Fujitani 7 min read

The Creator’s Diary is a diary combining a vertical part for managing your daily schedule and a horizontal part (a Gantt Chart) for planning projects. Are you wondering why it’s formatted this way? Actually, the forerunner of this diary were schedule organizing sheets handmade by DRAFT designers. How to set aside more time for tasks and for learning when every day is a busy day?…

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Interview with Ryosuke Uehara of KIGI, Designer of the 2019 “365’19” Calendar

12/12/2018 Interview, Products dbrostokyo 5 min read

The Fun in Designing Simply –What were your thoughts that generated this calendar? I designed the 2016 version simply by using the typeface Helvetica which I really liked. I remembered how much fun I had designing simply. The calendars I’ve designed so far have had elaborate processes, but designing simply feels like a life-or-death chess problem, where the design is increasingly pared down. It’s the…

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Interview with Yoshie Watanabe of KIGI, the Designer of the 2019 Calendar “Memory’s Door”

12/10/2018 Interview, Products Eriko Fujitani 4 min read

Tracing Back to Childhood Memories –Where did the idea of opening a door to reveal illustrations for a calendar come from? The idea of opening and closing for a 3D effect came from Mr. Uehara (laughs). –This year’s title is “Memory’s Door.” Last year’s title was “Memory” too, right? ▲The 2018 Calendar “Memory” I used old photos as last year’s motif, but this time I…

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Our 2019 Calendars and Diary are Now on Sale!

9/12/2018 Editor's Blog, Information, Products Eriko Fujitani 7 min read

Many of our customers look forward to our D-BROS calendars every year. Finally, our 2019 calendars and Creator’s Diary are now on sale! Since it’s something you’ll use every day for a year, we want it to be fun, and we hope that you’ll enjoy it as part of your décor. As always, our designers included thoughtful details and fun tricks in our calendars (5…

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“Time Paper” – A Clock that Can be Enjoyed Like a Poster

5/16/2018 Editor's Blog, Products Eriko Fujitani 5 min read

D-BROS’ “Time Paper” is a new type of clock that changes the very idea of how a clock should be. Here, we introduce our “Time Paper,” which can be attached and reattached to a wall like a poster, and can be a fun way of enjoying interior design.   The Catalyst was Casting Aside Preconceived Notions and Impressions A clock is a special object in…

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Our D-BROS GINZA SIX Store was Featured in the Magazine “Shoten Kenchiku”

5/9/2018 Editor's Blog, Media Eriko Fujitani 3 min read

Our D-BROS GINZA SIX flagship was featured in the February issue of the architecture magazine “Shoten Kenchiku.” The store’s interior was designed by Mr. Hironaka Ogawa of Hironaka Ogawa and Associates. For D-BROS’ new store with a theme of Japan’s traditional crafts, Mr. Ogawa thought of using traditional, wooden construction methods for the space. The pillars and joists consist of thick Japanese cypress wood, and…

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DRAFT Art Director Takuma Fukuzawa has Won a “JAGDA New Designer Award” in the 2018 JAGDA Awards

4/27/2018 Information, Takuma Fukuzawa Eriko Fujitani 4 min read

One of our art directors, Takuma Fukuzawa, has won a “JAGDA New Designer Award” in the 2018 JAGDA Awards. Beginning with the winning D-BROS product, much of our work for clients has been acclaimed. The “JAGDA New Designer Award 2018 Aki Kanai / Masaki Hanahara / Takuma Fukuzawa” exhibition of winning entries will be held starting May 24th at the Creation Gallery G8. Afterward, the…

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An Interview about “Color Drops,” the New Flower Vases

4/24/2018 Interview, Products Eriko Fujitani 5 min read

“Color Drops,” the latest product line in the “Flower Vase” series is finally on sale. This is the 17th iteration of “Flower Vase,” and it features a pop design with paint colors seemingly dripping from the rim. We asked the duo behind KIGI, who was in charge of the art direction, about this line’s design. –The new line is called “Color Drops.” How did the…

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Notice of the Closing of our ecute Shinagawa D-BROS Store

4/18/2018 Information Eriko Fujitani 2 min read

Thank you for your patronage of D-BROS products and stores. Our ecute Shinagawa branch has closed last January 8, 2018. We sincerely thank all of you for your support since our opening in 2011. Our flagship store is now located in GINZA SIX which debuted in Ginza in the spring of 2017. We will continue our efforts in providing enjoyable design to more customers than…