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Flickr Finds: Apple Concepts From 1991

Buried in the depths of Flickr was a small photo set featuring a Japanese magazine called AXIS. The 1991 issue, preserved in full digital color, talks about Apple’s design at the time and opens discussing regarding several concept products we’ve never even heard of. A wearable Mac for your wrist? The TimeBand. There’s even a wacky portable tablet system that ...

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I Want Candy: PSP 3000 Gets Colored

Guess which country gets cool colors slapped on a PSP while America gets the shaft? If you guessed France, you’re close, but no frog legs for you. Japan will see the Sony PSP 3000 released in bright blue, red, yellow and green, ensuring that girls go ga-ga for it as if it were the latest fashion accessory. The rainbow-hued consoles ...

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Glow In The Dark Fungus

This is some trippy shit. Glow-in-the-dark mushrooms found in Japan. During the season of rains in certain regions of Japan, the forests begin to fill with small lights: in the trunks of the trees and the humid ground hundreds of bioluminescent fungi grow, that thanks to a chemical reaction produced by an enzyme, emit a light that shines in a ...

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8-Bit NES Games Go 3-D

Japanese design firm Tibori Design reimagined several classic Nintendo games in 3-D form. Titles include but aren’t limited to The Legend of Zelda, Excitebike and Super Mario Brothers. My personal favorite is Cut Man from the Mega Man series. He just looks so…right.

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Live On Television: A Rainbow Slinky

I’ve never seen a Slinky suit like this one. I’m not even entirely convinced there is a person inside that thing. I’m thinking it’s a rainbow turd from another planet which was sent here to amuse the Japanese. Everything amuses the Japanese. Honestly, no human being can move their legs like that. It’s definitely a rainbow alien turd. I thought ...

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Japanese Version Of Fallout 3: The Bomb Never Happened

Fallout 3 is about to hit Japan’s store shelves and news has emerged claiming that the developers, Bethesda Softworks, have made changes to the game to more comfortably appeal to the Japanese market. You can probably guess from here what changes have been made, but just in case your a little rusty on your history, I’ll tell you.

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McDonalds Gets A New Look In Japan

Before you argue that McDonalds is not tech-related, check at your waistline. Now that that’s settled, let’s talk burger. McDonalds is trying a radical new concept of selling in Japan. See, it just brought the Quarter Pounder over and in an effort to promote it better and more efficiently, two McDonalds stores were rebranded into Quarter Pounder only stores. You’ll ...

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Dead Simple: Hiranao Tsuboi LED Watch

Looking for a no-nonsense wristwatch that tells time and sets you apart from the Tag Pack? Look no further than this watch from Japanese designer Hiranao Tsuboi. It tells time with orange LEDs in four quadrants and nothing more. Too bad I waited until the end of this post to inform you that it’s a non-production concept. I know. It ...

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The Forest of One

The room was designed by Japanese architects Naruse Inokuma and features wood trees, plant life and other goodies that help the room resemble a forest. I think it’s more suited for children but hey, who says adults can’t have fun? Click through to find out more about this unique domicile. Link

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Mickey Mouse Photo Frame Begs For Its Own Theme

Who’s the leader of them all? That’s made for really cheap! M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E! What costs fifty bucks and is designed by SEGA Toys? M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E! Altogether now! M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E! What a joke! M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E! Will leave you broke! It can carry up to 49 pictures and uses USB! M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E! Tiny screen! M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E! White, blue and pink! Don’t forget ...

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