Reading Space

I’m definitely all for more reading spaces! This exhibition proposes reading space designs. Just like different people appreciate different books, readers have preferences about atmospheres for reading. The concept is that changing something about your reading environment or creating a reading space will enable you to create your own world of books. (TAB) It’s happening […]

Tokumaru at O-Nest

Shugo Tokumaru will be supporting the release of his new record, L.S.T. (which I loved, and reviewed quite positively for the next issue of OK FRED, out next week), with a show at Shibuya O-Nest on October 14. Start time is 18:30, with entry at 2000 yen (2300 yen at the door, includes a drink).


I don’t even know what to expect from “Bend++,” but the description at REALTOKYO makes it sound intriguing. The term “bending” doesn’t only stand for working with electricity off one’s own bat, but implies also Frankenstein-esque experimentation with consumer-friendly devices, electric circuits and programs, with the aim to create little technological monsters. Required for that […]


I don’t have time to explore it much right now, but a quick look at MisoSoupDesign’s site shows some interesting works/concepts. From Archinect: MisoSoupDesign. directed by Daisuke Nagatomo & Minnie Jan, has been investigating architecture through material, space, and fluidity. As each project develops, we discover different ways to approach and design architecture and furniture, […]

Yokohama 2005

After some delays and an almost-cancellation, Yokohama’s International Triennale of Contemporary Art is now upon us. Yokohama’s second International Triennale of Contemporary Art – builds on the success of Yokohama 2001 and will feature the work of around 80 participating international and Japanese artists exhibiting in the main venue – two enormous warehouses located on […]