Created by husband-wife team Johnny (Tamago) and Tomomi (Spoon), this English-language design blog “attempts to comprehensively cover all aspects of Japanese design from fine art and architecture to product and graphic design.” The contributors do their own research and translations; since they focus on aggregating recent and original content, Spoon & Tamago plays a critical role in design-blog world and is often cited on Design Milk, Moco Loco, and Inhabitat. I first encountered the site when I was researching designer Ryosuke Fukusada and his projects Sapore dei Mobili (with Rui Pereira) and Net Lamp.
Spoon & Tamago covers everything from design contests to cutting-edging architecture to Kyary Pamyu Pamyu‘s videos. Don’t know where to start? For a brief overview of who’s who in Japanese contemporary art and design, the fields covered on the site, or Japanese architecture, check out the Explore page.