I just love all the products being designed for the E2O project.
The E2O Project has been established by Hokkaido based designers and artists active in the Japanese and international art scene. The project’s objective is to provide a new style of products, where the product itself becomes, or is viewed as a work. The products will be created through worldwide collaborations, incorporating many different artistic mediums and types of products.
Check out the Japanese side for more products than those presented on the English side.
The Aqui Uzumaki art show at the Hanna gallery in Ginza.
A reader mentioned the following just yesterday as rumor, and I guess it’s now been confirmed.
Anime News Network reports Fuji TV has announced that after airing episode 17, Fuji TV will stop Samurai Champloo, Cowboy Bebop director Shinichiro Watanabe’s scratch style samurai series. The complete 26 episode series will be broadcast on BS digital satellite television. (AICN)
I’m relieved that they’ll at least finish the series.
Kawai Misaki is an artist based in New York (according to the address on her site at least) who makes very colorful childlike drawings and sculptures. Definitely fun stuff. She has two upcoming shows in October: in London and NY (more info here). Link via Design is Kinky.
The Marui department store in Shibuya is undergoing some renovations.
A picture of Yuko taken by Nao.
A while back I moblogged the 0 issue of a new magazine called HINISM. Yesterday, I went to Planet 3rd for a latte and some magazine reading (ended up staying there 2 hours), and got a chance to read issue 1. It seems that the magazine is produced by Gallery Wall, which is located in the Roppongi/Azabu area. The theme for this issue is “Stylized Design” (the 0 issue’s theme was “Crafts”), and the imagery is again simply beautiful. There was a lot more to read than what I remember seeing in the first issue (the magazine is bilingual), and it was interesting reading at that. A bit pricey (1600 yen), but very well produced.
The above image is from this listing, which has more info in Japanese.
Update (16/08/21): The image is unfortunately no longer available.
I’ve shared with you my love for the SAMURAI CHAMPLOO animated series (still as good as ever), but the fun doesn’t stop there. One of the draws of the series is the mix of hip-hop with a traditional samurai setting, and the strong musical ties continue with the launch of Samurai-C Records. I was at the Logos Gallery yesterday (basement of Parco Part 1 in Shibuya), and it’s now setup as a temporary shop (until the end of the month I think), with a few releases from the label (artists related to the music that plays on the show). They’re also selling some really nice vinyl album covers, which you can sort of see pictured above.
After the OK FRED event, Patrick made his way to the Usagi-Chang Night Fever Vol. 0002 (a party organized by Usagi-Chang Records), that was being held at Marz, in Shinjuku’s Kabuki-cho. Check out the post he wrote for a full review of the event, including lots of pics.