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The blog serves as a collection space for a variety of musings and observations of the world around us...through the use of sketches, drawings, photos, images and videos...intended to be shared and to stimulate thoughts, ideas and inspirations...douglas wittnebel

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Muji and Uniqlo, design and experience blog link

 

"...Memories. That is what design experience is really all about. That is what design retail experience is all about. Embracing personal memories and creating new ones. 

I remember my first visit to Mujirushi (now Muji Global) Tokyo in 1992. The shop was located in Aoyama, across from the Meiji dori and the multi-leveled and formative shaped building Spiral dreamed by Fumihiko Maki in the late 1980s of Bubble Japan..."

 
beckoning kitty welcome 



the business card case holder

Monday, September 15, 2014

Tokyo Sky Tree, the tower and the features illustrated...



Tokyo Skytree 東京スカイツリー is a broadcasting, restaurant, and observation tower located in Sumida, Tokyo.   It  reached its full height of 634.0 metres (2,080 ft) in March 2011, making it the tallest tower in the world, and the second tallest structure in the world after Burj (829.8 m/2,722 ft).
You can ascend the tower by high speed elevators and reach two observation levels shown in the illustration.  The wait in line can be quite long, so reservations online are highly recommended.   Once you do reach the upper branches of the tree, the views are spectacular, and Mount Fuji looks larger than ever before!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tokyo_Skytree



Sunday, September 14, 2014

Tokyo Sky Tree, single frame view

The story about the Tokyo Sky Tree is very interesting, especially in view of the recent articles about architects and towers reaching higher and higher each year...

Here is a view of my illustration right after the organic growth of solar leaves sprout...




Grand Canyon Sketches 2009

Grand Canyon Sketches 2009
a selection of sketches from the Grand Canyon