Azby Brown

Azby Brown, the director of the KIT Future Design Institute in Tokyo, is the author of Just Enough:  Lessons in Living Green from Traditional Japan. More

Azby Brown was raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. He is the author of The Genius of Japanese Carpentry (1995), Small Spaces (1996), The Japanese Dream House (2001), and The Very Small Home (2005). An associate professor of architectural design at the Kanazawa Institute of Technology since 1995, he is currently in the Department of Media Informatics. In 2003, he opened the Future Design Institute in Tokyo, of which he is the director.

In his new book, Just Enough: Lessons in Living Green from Traditional Japan (Kodansha International, February 2010, $24.95), Brown points to Edo Japan to show how we can live happy, fulfilled, and responsible lives today.

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Why Did I Study Physics?

Using hand-drawn cartoons to explain an academic passion

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What If Emoji Lived Among Us?

A whimsical ad imagines what life would be like if emoji were real.

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Living Alone on a Sailboat

"If you think I'm a dirtbag, then you don't understand the lifestyle."

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How Is Social Media Changing Journalism?

How new platforms are transforming radio, TV, print, and digital

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The Place Where Silent Movies Sing

How an antique, wind-powered pipe organ brings films to life

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The Future of Iced Coffee

Are artisan businesses like Blue Bottle doomed to fail when they go mainstream?

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