2017/09/29 UPDATE

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    [ Service 2017/09/29 ]

    Notification: Loftwork.com to Take on a New Face in 2018

     At its inception in 2000, Loftwork.com was initially intended as a community website for creators.Loftwork.com has evolved together with the needs of creators and through various collaborations with overseas projects and regional art festivals. At the same time, Loftwork.com has continued to c…

    [ Service 2016/06/17 ]

    Notification: Termination of blog service

    We are going to terminate all functions of My Blog for Loftwork.com account holders at 15:00, Monday 31st October 2016. After that, you will not be able to view, post, or edit articles on My Blog. Bloggers are encouraged to transfer and save their articles and data before then. You will still be abl…

    [ Service 2015/12/24 ]

    Schedule maintenance notification: December 30th & January 5th

    tateyama fuyuko’s PortfolioWe scheduled Loftwork.com maintenance on the following dates. All systems are unable to use during the maintenance.December 30th , 2015 9:00-9:30 Japan time (UTC+9:00)January 5th , 2016 9:00-12:00 Japan time (UTC+9:00)We appreciate your patience and apologize for any inc…

    [ Service 2015/12/09 ]

    Schedule maintenance notification: December 21th

    pearllaw→pearllaw’s PortfolioWe scheduled Loftwork.com maintenance on the following dates. All systems are unable to use during the maintenance.December 21th , 2015 9:00- 12:00 Japan time (UTC+9:00)We appreciate your patience and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

    [ Service 2015/11/05 ]

    Schedule maintenance notification: November 24th & December 1th & 15th

    ayano→ayano’s PortfolioWe scheduled Loftwork.com maintenance on the following dates. All systems are unable to use during the maintenance.November 24th , 2015 9:00- 9:30 Japan time (UTC+9:00)December 1th , 2015 9:00-12:00 Japan time (UTC+9:00)December 15th , 2015 9:00- 9:30 Japan time (UTC+9:00)…

    [ Service 2015/10/28 ]

    Schedule maintenance notification: November 4th

    Keita Minami→Keita Minami’s PortfolioWe scheduled Loftwork.com maintenance on the following dates. All systems are unable to use during the maintenance.November 4th , 2015 9:00-12:00 Japan time (UTC+9:00)We appreciate your patience and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

    [ Event 2015/10/02 ]

    Schedule maintenance notification: October 6th

    Saori Watanabe→Saori Watanabe’s PortfolioWe scheduled Loftwork.com maintenance on the following dates. All systems are unable to use during the maintenance.October 6th , 2015 9:00-12:00 Japan time (UTC+9:00)We appreciate your patience and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

    [ Service 2015/09/07 ]

    Schedule maintenance notification: September 17th

    Hiroshi Yoshida《Calm ocean》→Hiroshi Yoshida’s PortfolioWe scheduled Loftwork.com maintenance on the following dates. All systems are unable to use during the maintenance.September 17th , 2015 9:00-13:00 Japan time (UTC+9:00)We appreciate your patience and apologize for any inconvenience this may ca…

    [ Service 2015/08/12 ]

    Schedule maintenance notification: August 13th and 25th

    [Enjoy the summer! By YUKAKO OHDE]→YUKAKO OHDE’s PortfolioWe scheduled Loftwork.com maintenance on the following dates. All systems are unable to use during the maintenance.August 13th, 2015 9:00-10:00 Japan time (UTC+9:00)August 25th, 2015 6:00-16:00 Japan time (UTC+9:00)We appreciate your pati…

    [ Service 2015/06/08 ]

    The uploader has been renewed

    The portfolio uploader has been renewed. The new uploader will link to your website, Facebook, Dropbox, and Instagram, and allow you to more easily renew your portfolio. There are some changes in usage and function accompanying this renewal. Please review the contents.  About the new uploader&n…

    [ Event 2015/03/30 ]

    Call for Works! Spring Package Design Week

    From March 23 to April 12, Package Design Week will be held at Loftwork.com!We’re asking for those special package designs you’ve got tucked away! This time around, the staff are excavating Loftwork.com to find the lovely designs that are sleeping within, and at the same time, we’re calling for you…

    [ Service 2015/01/30 ]

    New Top Page and Creative Works Search

     On January 29th, 2015, we released a new version of our site’s top page, as well as the creative works search improvement under Portfolios and Downloads. So what’s new?There are two objectives to this new update:・Launch of “Creation of the Week” – a large feature for introducing creators…

    [ Service 2014/10/11 ]

    Schedule maintenance notification– Oct. 14st 10:00-12:00 Japan time (UTC+9:00)

    We scheduled Loftwork.com maintenance in the morning of Oct. 14st Japan time (UTC+9:00).All systems are unable to use during the maintenance.We appreciate your patience and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 

    [ Event 2014/10/09 ]

    YouFab Global Creative Awards 2014 EXHIBITION

    Experience YouFab Global Creative Awards winning worksWe are thrilled to announce the winners of the YouFab Global Creative Awards 2014, which is a global award that recognizes excellence in the field of digital fabrication.Winners of YouFab Global Creative Awards 2014 During the period June 2 to Au…

    [ Service 2014/09/12 ]

    Schedule maintenance notification– September 16st 10:00-12:00 Japan time (UTC+9:00)

    We scheduled Loftwork.com maintenance in the afternoon of September 16st Japan time (UTC+10:00).All systems are unable to use during the maintenance.We appreciate your patience and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.Schedule maintenance will occur in the afternoon of every first Saturda…

    [ Service 2014/08/09 ]

    Schedule maintenance notification– Aug. 11st 10:00-12:00 Japan time (UTC+9:00)

    We scheduled Loftwork.com maintenance in the morning of August 11st  Japan time (UTC+9:00).All systems are unable to use during the maintenance.We appreciate your patience and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.Schedule maintenance will occur in the afternoon of every first Saturday.&nbs…

    [ Service 2014/06/27 ]

    Schedule maintenance notification– June 30st 10:00-12:00 Japan time (UTC+9:00)

    We scheduled Loftwork.com maintenance in the morning of June 30st Japan time (UTC+9:00).All systems are unable to use during the maintenance.We appreciate your patience and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.Schedule maintenance will occur in the morning of every first Monday. 

    [ 2014/05/30 ]

    Schedule maintenance notification– June 1st 9:00-11:00 Japan time (UTC+9:00)

    We scheduled Loftwork.com maintenance in the afternoon of June 1st Japan time (UTC+9:00).All systems are unable to use during the maintenance.We appreciate your patience and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.Schedule maintenance will occur in the afternoon of every first Saturday.&nbsp…

    [ Service 2014/05/23 ]

    Schedule maintenance notification– May. 26st 10:00-11:30 Japan time (UTC+9:00)

    We scheduled Loftwork.com maintenance in the afternoon of May 26st  Japan time (UTC+9:00).All systems are unable to use during the maintenance.We appreciate your patience and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.Schedule maintenance will occur in the afternoon of every first Saturday.&nbsp…

    [ Service 2014/04/22 ]

    Schedule maintenance notification– Apr. 23st 6:00-12:00 Japan time (UTC+9:00)

    We scheduled Loftwork.com maintenance in the afternoon of April 23st  Japan time (UTC+9:00).All systems are unable to use during the maintenance.We appreciate your patience and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.Schedule maintenance will occur in the afternoon of every first Saturday.&nb…

    [ Service 2014/02/28 ]

    Schedule maintenance notification– Mar. 1st 12:00-13:00 Japan time (UTC+9:00)

    We scheduled Loftwork.com maintenance in the afternoon of March 1st  Japan time (UTC+9:00).All systems are unable to use during the maintenance.We appreciate your patience and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.Schedule maintenance will occur in the afternoon of every first Saturday.&nbs…

    [ Service 2014/01/28 ]

    Schedule maintenance notification– Feb. 1st 12:00-13:00 Japan time (UTC+9:00)

    We scheduled Loftwork.com maintenance in the afternoon of February 1st  Japan time (UTC+9:00).All systems are unable to use during the maintenance.We appreciate your patience and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.Schedule maintenance will occur in the afternoon of every first Saturday.&…

    [ Competition 2014/01/14 ]

    Fab Christmas Ornament Project Report -Make, Share and download-

    Fab Christmas Ornament Project took in applications from November 21 to December 20, 2013. 30 people participated in the Christmas ornament exchange project through “data” (bit) exchange without having to transport the “item” (atom). Thank you to the creators, who participated in the event.Most of t…

    [ Service 2013/12/27 ]

    Loftwork.com service during holiday seasons

    At the close of another year, we gratefully pause to wish you a warm and happy holiday season.The editor team of Loftwork.com will be out of the office from December 28th to Jan 5th, 2014. We will reply you back when we are back on Jan 6th. Wish you a happy new year!Best wishes for a happy holiday s…

    [ Service 2013/12/26 ]

    Notice: Changes to the Menu Design and New Functions on Your My Page

    Thanks so much for using loftwork.com! We’d like to tell you about a few changes to the website design and functions. Logging in and registering an account is even easier! You can now link your Loftwork account with other social network accounts! You can log in and register your loftwork.com account…

    [ Service 2013/12/25 ]

    2014 Monthly scheduled maintenance notification

    Dear all users,We are planning the monthly scheduled maintenance of Loftwork.com. All systems are unable to use during the maintenance. We appreciate your patience and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.Scheduled maintenance in 2014 – First Saturdays 12:00-13:00 March 1st 12:00-13:00 Ja…

    [ Competition 2013/12/16 ]

    Announcing the results of the USIO Design Project!

    On December 13th, 2013, the judges for the USIO Design Project got together. After a rigorous review of 431 works submitted to the project by 204 creators, we are happy to announce that the following works have been chosen as the winning designs.Ishigaki Salt:IDEA N DESIGNRyukyu Awamori Liquor Gekko…

    [ Competition 2013/12/12 ]

    You Fab 2013 winners designs are available at FabCafe online store!

    The 7 winning designs of You Fab 2013 went on sale on FabCafe Online Store. By purchasing and downloading the data, anyone can create the winning design anywhere, as long as you have accessibility to a laser cutter. Go to the sales/download page>>About the data for lasercuttingYou can download PDF d…

    [ Competition 2013/12/11 ]

    About USIO design results announcement schedule

    Ishigaki special product redesign “USIO Design Project” competition was closed on December 9th. Applicants, thank you very much! It is such an excitement thinking about which work will be chosen. (>>You can see the submitted work here )The Ishigaki design judging meeting will be held on the 13th of…

    [ Event 2013/11/02 ]

    Exhibition of You Fab 2013 winners! 11/1-15 at FabCafe Tokyo

    For details on the You Fab 2013 prizewinner exhibition, click hereFor details on the 11/13 speaking event & party all about paper, click hereYou Fab 2013 prize winner exhibition (11/1 – 11/15)You Fab is a design contest in which people make things with a laser cutter. In our You Fab 2013 event held…

    [ Event 2013/10/29 ]

    Join us for the Fab Meetup Vol.1 – Share your idea, meet fab people –

    FabCafe Tokyo is launching a new event called Fab MeetUp, which offers a chance to network and a stage to showcase creative ideas through presentations! Once a month at FabCafe, we will be holding MeetUp as a stage to showcase presentations and ideas and wind down over a relaxing drink with the dive…

    [ Event 2013/03/21 ]

    Join us for the creator meetup party on April 6th, 2013! -East Meets West-

    Celebrate the winner of the T-shirts design contest, and connect with your local creators!Sorry, no spots left… The application was closed (March 28th, 2013). We are thrilled to announce that Loftwork.com will be holding an offline meeting for all creators. Please join us for a social gathering on…

    [ Event 2013/03/07 ]

    Amazing 360-degree book is available at FabCafe online store!

    Yusuke Oono’s 360°Book “snow white” is now on sale as data! “You Fab 2012” is a design contest for works using laser cutters, held last summer. Yusuke Oono’s <<360° Book snow white>>, which won a prize (Free Fab section), has finally been released for data sale on the FabCafe official on…

    [ Event 2013/02/08 ]

    360 Degree Book Release Party

    You Fab 2012 Award Celebration Talk Event: The Secret of the 360°Book“You Fab 2012,” was a contest, held in summer 2012 by FabCafe and Loftwork.com, for design ideas created by the laser cutter. Out of 359 entries from around the world, the winner of the Free Fab category was the “360° Book,” by Yus…

    [ Competition 2012/12/18 ]

    You Fab 2012 winners designs are available at FabCafe online store!

    The results of the YouFab 2012 laser cutter design contest were announced in October. Hundreds of entries were solicited worldwide, and the winning designs of this hugely influential contest went on sale on FabCafe Deals, FabCafe’s newly opened online store, on December 13, 2012!The four winning des…

    [ Event 2012/12/02 ]

    Fab Christmas Ornament Exchange

    Why don’t you take part in a new form of exchange of present in which physical objects do not move?Christmas tree has just come to the FabCafe in Shibuya, Tokyo. When the tree comes, it’s time to decorate it with ornaments! In FabCafe, we make ornaments in a slightly different way, together with the…

    [ Service 2012/11/30 ]

    Share your work and make original books through “ReClip”!

    We are thrilled to announce that Loftwork.Inc has started a new web service “Reclip” on November 29th, 2012.With ReClip you can collect your favorite original images to create your very own collection. When creators publish a work, people that like it “Clip!” it, and become fans by adding the work t…

    [ Service 2012/10/12 ]

    Loftwork.com News Letter Language Settings

    (日本語は英語の後に続きます)We’re so happy to announce that we started sending our news letter in English!We’ll be sending one to you every month filled with the latest news, announcements, and competition details from Loftwork.com. Sometimes when we have hot topics, such as announcements of competition winners,…

    [ Event 2012/10/09 ]

    Four Loftwork.com Creators Take Part in the Hachiko Charity Tote Bag Initiative

    Get your own Hachiko tote bag online or check them out on display at Shibuya Hikarie 8 from October 6-10thThe Hachiko Charity Project is an initiative designed to support those affected in the Great East Japan Earthquake and is comprised of 40 Shibuya-based creators; four of which are from the Loftw…

    [ Service 2012/09/21 ]

    FabCafe’s New Opening Hours

    FabCafe, the Japan’s first cafe centering on digital fabrication with a laser cutter, is announcing its new opening hours!We are thrilled to announce that FabCafe opens on Sundays, too!Opening hours:Mon- Fri 10:00-20:00Sat – Sun 11:00-20:00Closed on public holidays.Address:1F 1-22-7 Dogenzaka Shibuy…

    [ Event 2012/08/21 ]

    August 25 – Etsy Tokyo Crafts Party 2012

     This year, Tokyo Etsy’s annual craft party will be held at FabCafe, the digital fabrication cafe in Shibuya.It’s a great chance to meet up with crafters from around the world! DetailsEvent name: Tokyo Craft PartyWhat: Enjoy craft projects, including sashiko tissue case with Saké Puppets,…

    [ Event 2012/08/03 ]

    10 Aug – SOMEN Party!!!

    Watching HANABI, let’s have excellent noodle “SOMEN” made at Shodo-shima!SOMEN are very thin–less than 1.3 mm in diameter–white Japanese noodles made of wheat flour. The noodles are usually served cold. In the summer, sōmen chilled with ice is a popular meal to help stay cool.At SOMEN party, we’ll…

    [ Service 2012/08/03 ]

    Schedule maintenance notification– Sep 1st 12:00-15:00 Japan time (UTC+9:00)

    We scheduled Loftwork.com maintenance in the afternoon of September 1st  Japan time (UTC+9:00).All systems are unable to use during the maintenance.We appreciate your patience and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.Schedule maintenance will occur in the afternoon of every first Saturday.…

    [ Service 2012/08/02 ]

    Upload error: how to solve

    We are currently experiencing a technical issue with its image file upload functionality whereby users are shown a blank screen and are unable to upload their images.WorkaroundThis problem tends to occur when uploading high resolution images (higher than 200 to 300dpi) during times of concentrated a…

    [ Competition 2012/06/25 ]

    Call for entries: ASIAGRAPH 2012

    The “ASIAGRAPH2012 CG Art Gallery Public Exhibition”, sponsored by “ASIAGRAPH”, is calling for entries. ASIAGRAPH is an international CG event that brings Asia’s CG art together under one roof. The entries are accepted through Loftwork.com.Artwork will be vigorously evaluated emphasizing “originalit…

    [ Event 2012/03/07 ]

    Digital Fabrication Cafe “FabCafe” Opens on March 7, 2012

    On March 7, 2012, Loftwork Inc (Shibuya-ku, Tokyo; Mitsuhiro Suwa, CEO) and Toshiya Fukuda (CEO, 777 Interactive) opened FabCafe, Japan’s first cafe centering on digital fabrication with a laser cutter.*1◆What is FabCafe?“Fab”, the “fabrication revolution” movement has been spreading around the worl…

    [ Competition 2011/10/14 ]

    Just launched ‘Roooots Redesign Project’

    In Echigo-Tsumai, a Collaboration between Creative Designers and Local Specialty Products Manufacturers October 12, with the sponsorship of the Oochi Arts Festival Committee (Niigata Prefecture, Tookamachi City, Tsunamachi), the Roooots local specialty redesign project 2012 was launched on loftwork.…

    [ Event 2011/07/01 ]

    Let’s get cool T-shirts by using CC lisence on your work

    [caption id="attachment_5615" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Creative Commons Polska | CC-BY"][/caption]There is a marketing campaign in place offering a chance to win T-shirts with the „Wkręć Się i Zacznij Tworzyć” logo (a remix of the Get Excited and Make Things graphic by Matt Jones, a…

    [ Service 2011/04/07 ]

    Tohoku-Kanto Earthquake and Site operation

    We would like to express our sincere condolences to the victims of the Great Tohoku Kanto Earthquake and their families.All loftwork.com creators, we know that some of you are probably very worried about friends, relatives and acquaintances that have not yet been accounted for.We also think that you…

    [ Service 2010/08/15 ]

    loftwork.com is now in open beta!

    The time has finally come! Creator Portal “Loftwork.com Beta” is finally in open beta!After 3 years, this 7th redesign brings the bilingualization of the website into reality with the theme “Challenge with Your Creative”, challenging you to take on the world with your creativity. Additionally, the p…

    [ Service 2010/08/15 ]

    An important announcement about the beta website

    Thank you for using loftwork. What follows is an important announcement concerning the opening of the beta website.About moving accountsThe new site will start as a beta website, and operate parallel to the current site. In order to allow all creators to get used to the new site, we have set up a 2…