When I go to Junkudo (the big bookstore near my apartment) to check out magazines, I always bring along my notebook/agenda in order to take notes on things that I want to further explore. I just came back from one of those “research sessions,” and I thought I’d share my notes with you. The comments in italics were added for this post.
The Metropolitan Hotel, Bangkok
Looks like a nice boutique hotel that I wouldn’t mind staying in when I’m in Bangkok. Don’t know if I could afford it though.
JAPAN: PHOTOGRAPHS BY MICHAEL DANNER (Idea Books)
Looks like a nice book. Couldn’t find a link for it online, but there are two images of his here.
Fatherfucker – PEACHES
I need to listen to this.
Earthstation 5 P2P programs
An organization based in Beirut (or something like that), where American copyright laws can’t touch them.
Need to find out if I can find some good free nodes in Tokyo.
O-parts Shop Aoyama
Parco Part 1 B1
There’s a Delfonics shop in Ikebukuro’s Parco that I visit often. The notebook/agenda I use is from there.
Sumitomo Fudousan Bldg. 1F
I’ve been to this shop before, but wanted a reminder to go again. Lots of beautiful objects.
Whitehouse & Co.
5-2-15 2F Jingumae
Never heard of this one, but it looked quite nice from the picture in the magazine.
Aoyama Bell Commons B1
This is a real nice design and furniture shop I’ve visited before. Again, it’s a reminder to go again.
The latest issue of CASA BRUTUS was particularly interesting, and I think I might end up buying it. It featured a report on design oriented sights, shops and restaurants in Osaka, and since I’m heading there next month I figure it would make a good guide of places to check out while I’m there.