You Say You Want a Revolution

This makes me smile. Japan’s FAMITSU WEEKLY (the top gaming magazine) had a reader survey on which next-gen console they were most interested in, and here are the results: 1. Nintendo Revolution – 42.2% 2. Sony PlayStation 3 – 39.8% 3. Microsoft Xbox 360 – 18.0% Nice to see that despite the huge pushes by […]

Design21 Exhibition

The Design21 “Love/Why?” exhibition sounds good, and the list of included artists (on the TAB page) is just insane. Design21 nurtures the links between man and man, between man and nature – it also stands for a new lifestyle, for design that makes people happy. Design21 is an international design competition looking for young design […]

Technorati Japan

Technorati Japan has just launched. Update: Patrick brings up some good points: I’ve always been less than impressed by Technorati so far. Most of the time I’ve found it to be slow (“Searching the World Live Web”… what?) and giving tangled, far from optimal results. At least in my blog’s case, 90% of results are […]


Che of Octopus Dropkick! posts about a t-shirt design shop he discovered at the latest Design Festa called Chikuwab. They have an online shop, and alhtough I’ve just started looking through it, there’s definitely a lot to like. Looks like I’m going to have a lot of fresh new tees for the Summer!

Bosozuku Bentos

From Travellers’ Tales, the Far Eastern Economic Review’s blog: How do you find entrepreneurial employees in Japan? The founder of a leading boxed-lunch seller has found the answer. According to the latest issue of Japan Entrepreneur Report, the head of Tamagoya, Sugihara Isatsugu, hires school dropouts and juvenile delinquents rather than college graduates. Because they […]