The new issue of CASA BRUTUS (67) is devoted to trend forecasting in the worlds of design, fashion, and architecture. It’s a rather nice selection of drool-worthy items. They also include a small booklet that acts as a Tokyo restaurant guide (with 100 picks). In the front pages they include an interior shot of the renovated Bapexclusive shop in Aoyama, again designed by Masamichi Katayama. When I last visited the shop (in July) it hadn’t re-opened yet, and I can’t confirm if it’s now open.
This month’s SWITCH (September) covers the “Ap Bank Fes ’05,” a music festival that was held in Kakegawa, Shizuoka this past July (16-18). One of the articles features very interesting photography by Naoki Honjo, in which the focus makes it look like a diorama (here’s an example).
The latest STUDIO VOICE (358) features the traveling exhibition that unites Yoshitomo Nara and graf, “A to Z.”
RELAX (104) turns out a “Special Graphic Issue,” with plenty of eye-candy throughout.