Hiroko Koshino Turns Her Former House Into An Art Gallery

Hiroko Koshino turns her former house into an art galleryVisitors are flocking to Hiroko Koshino's former residence in Ashiya, Hyogo Prefecture, but they aren't coming to see her world-famous fashion designs.

Instead, the renowned fashion designer has turned the rugged concrete building, designed by famed architect Tadao Ando, into an art gallery, to house some 35 of her paintings. The “KH Gallery Ashiya” gallery is attracting visitors, who are interested in both art and architecture, from all over the country. The gallery is open to the public by appointment only through November.

Italian Coachbuilder Turns Nissan Nv200 Into A Sightseeing Open-top Mpv

Italian Coachbuilder Turns Nissan NV200 into a Sightseeing Open-Top MPVBuilt by Italian coachbuilder Giovanni Vernagallo and officially approved by Nissan, the Evalia C has had its metal roof replaced by a removable fabric top. The car still comes with sliding doors and it can be specified with either five or seven seats. Surprisingly, the Nissan Evalia C is more than just a one-off exercise, as the cabrio MPV is available to order both at Giovanni Vernagallo and at any Nissan dealer in Italy.

Start-up Turns To Algae As Business And Social Savior

Start-up turns to algae as business and social saviorInspired by a manga he read as a child, Mitsuru Izumo set out to develop a "magical" food capable of curing the real-world problems of hunger and malnutrition. The result—a form of algae known as euglena—may have the potential for use in everything from feeding the world's poorest countries to cleaning up the environment.

New Instant Adhesive Turns From Red To Transparent As It Dries

New Instant Adhesive Turns From Red to Transparent As It DriesKokuyo S&T Co Ltd will release an instant adhesive that prevents the user from spilling the adhesive or applying too much of it May 29, 2013.

The color of the adhesive is red so that the amount and location of it can be easily seen. And it becomes transparent after a while because it was developed by using a photochromic technology and its color disappears in response to light.

Toyota Mississippi 'turns On The Power' At Earth Day Celebration

Toyota Mississippi 'Turns on the Power' at Earth Day CelebrationBeing green in Northeast Mississippi got a lot easier today as dozens of community members and citizens joined Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Mississippi, Inc. (Toyota), TVA and New Albany Light, Gas & Water (NALGW) this morning at a ceremony to celebrate Earth Day 2013 by “powering on” Toyota’s new 50 kilowatt solar array. 

Princess Aiko, Daughter Of Crown Prince Naruhito, Turns 11

Princess Aiko, daughter of Crown Prince Naruhito, turns 11Princess Aiko, the only child of Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako, turned 11 on Saturday.

The princess, who is now a fifth-grader at Gakushuin Primary School in Tokyo, joined the basketball club as part of her school classes this spring and played in games against other schools, while working hard on English, according to the Imperial Household Agency.

Yamaha Turns 125

Yamaha Turns 125This month marks the 125th year since Torakusu Yamaha built his first reed organ in Japan, launching what has become the world's largest instrument manufacturer. To commemorate this milestone and celebrate 125 years of passion and performance, Yamaha is kicking off a year filled with special promotions and events!

Kyoto Woman Turns Obsession With Bread Into Lampshades

Kyoto woman turns obsession with bread into lampshadesYukiko Morita eats bread for meals, snacks on bread and still can't get enough.

The 26-year-old corporate worker, who lives in Kyoto, has turned her fixation for her favorite food into an art form.

She creates "Pampshades"--lighting fixtures made from real French baguettes. The name is a play on the Japanese word for bread--“pan.”

Ntt Docomo Drive Cradle 02 Turns Your Tablet Into A Jumbo Gps

NTT Docomo Drive Cradle 02 turns your tablet into a jumbo GPSNTT DoCoMo has just announced its new Drive Cradle 02 that turns five-to-seven-inch tablets into GPS units.

Pairing up with the network's Drive Net navigation service , this amazing gadget will help you reach your destination .

It'll go on sale in Japan this Friday, June 29th and will set users back 315 yen ($4) per month.