We’ve been following the Japanese earthquake and subsequent tsunami with a heavy heart. So when I saw that Shigeru Ban, one of my favorite architects, had designed an incredibly simple partition system to help make emergency shelters more habitable I had to post it immediately. Click here to find out more about the shelters. And here to see the other work he has done in helping victims of earthquakes around the world. I’ll post more tomorrow on Herman Miller’s response to the disaster along with a round-up of charities who are doing good work in the region.