Tokyo Desu by Nina Geometrieva & Damjan Dimitrov

Tokyo Desu is a project by talented artists Damjan Cvetkov Dimitrov and Nina Geometrieva. Tokyo, holy excrements from small undefined creatures! Damjan and Nina were there. The first place on their list was Nakagin Tower. Let’s take a look at their adventure.

Nina Geometrieva

Spending two whole days there, we finally learned the dread and discomfort of living in a capsule hotel. It was wonderful, apart from the occasional shakeup and earthquake panic you’d feel when your neighbour decides to move his capsule four floors up, at 5 AM. He was courteous enough to leave a box of chocolate with an apology to his neighbouring capsules. Nakagin Tower is one of those rather rare examples of buildings where the exterior matches the interior perfectly. The compact minimalism you can observe from outside, permeates into the rooms and hallways creating a much fuller, more impactful experience. The sounds that the windows made when you adjusted them utterly surpassed any horrific sound in existence. Those blades had to be oiled often but tenants sometimes decided against that.
-Nina Geometrieva & Damjan Dimitrov

Nina Geometrieva

Nina was exactly where she was born to be, and so was that fuzzy sweater, that returned along with her. It was a very thoughtful gift, given 13 years ago to my grandmother, by a Japanese friend of hers. Now they were both home. I couldn’t unstick her face away from that window, I couldn’t blame her either.
-Damjan Dimitrov

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I simply couldn’t stop playing with the Nakagin Tower app on my iPhone. If you scheduled an automated move of the capsule and canceled it at the very last minute, you wouldn’t get charged, and it would cause the entire capsule to shake. I only pranked Nina once with that. Never again. You don’t play around with stuff that feel like earthquakes in Tokyo. Too evil supposedly.
-Damjan Dimitrov

Nina Geometrieva

What sets Tokyo and Japan apart from the rest of the world was of course the attention to detail and detail within detail. Even the greasiest, darkest and most marginal street corners were impeccably clean. Not always the tidiest things but they worked and everything served it’s own purpose. Stepping into the right street corner, you could see where Motoko Kusanagi, from the anime Ghost in the Shell, ran through, chasing another cyberized perpetrator.
-Nina Geometrieva & Damjan Dimitrov

Nina Geometrieva

The monolith we called it, it was actually the Tokyo World Trade Center. You could see fighter jet formations reflected off of part of the building. Somehow these jets were eerily quiet, but you could feel the wind forcefully hitting your face with a warm hug as an aftershock of those fly-bys. I liked simply staring at the monolith and thinking up random prayers to the great technological god.
-Nina Geometrieva & Damjan Dimitrov

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See the whole project on Behance or Medium.

About Nina Geometrieva & Damjan Dimitrov

Nina Geometrieva is the Chief Creative Officer Paktor from Singapore. Meanwhile, Damjan Dimitrov “build worlds, dabble in futurism and love matte things.” See more of their works on Behance, Medium or Instagram.