Monacca's seductive Kaku briefcase, above, came out in '04 and was Good Design'd in '06, receiving mucho press in between; what's gotten less media play are designer Takumi Shimamura's other creations. We got to see more of Shimamura's Japanese cedar magic up close at ICFF:
Lamp and purse,
Fujitsu concept laptop,
backpack and zabuton (seating surface).
And in a rather Apple-like move: New for '08, the Kaku in black.