Design. Density. Delight. There’s so much going on in the many photos taken by editor-in-chief Gordon Price on his trip, which is, if you haven’t noticed by now, very much a working/thinking holiday.

As to what it all means…Gordon posits and proposes, and it makes you wonder along with him what makes Tokyo tick. How did they get a lot of things right, while also making so much of it beautiful?

Maybe you have some answers. Follow him on Instagram and engage. Your thoughts and ideas are always welcome; and as always, the pics below are just a sampling of what he’s posting.


  1. The vertical signage that goes along with those 30-foot street frontages is one of the most beautiful useful things I know, especially at night.

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