PlayStation Spots Expand

Well, it’s about time. Kotaku reports that Sony is planning on expanding the number of PlayStation Spots — where you can download and play demos of games for your PSP — to 150 in Tokyo. I don’t know how many they have now, but I’ve only seen one at the Sony Building in Ginza.

Ajisen in Canada

I’ve never been to a branch of the Ajisen ramen chain, but a reader just sent me word that they’ve opened a shop in Toronto, and they even have TV commercials airing on the local Asian channels. Ramen lovers of the world unite! Pictured in this post is their Chaashuumen, that goes for 800 yen.

Intentional Twins

I’ve mentioned GENEVEtokyo‘s art director Ani Watanabe’s photolog, Fotografia, in the past, but hadn’t checked it out in a while. I still have trouble believing that all the pictures in the “Intentional Twins” gallery are real! Update: As a reader points out, these pictures are indeed manipulated (look at the creases in the clothes).

On Design for February

Just a reminder that my monthly “On Design” column will be in tomorrow’s (Tuesday) edition of THE JAPAN TIMES. In it, I cover Naoto Fukasawa’s new Neon mobile phone (and I promise that I will take a break from mentioning anything by Fukasawa for at least a few months), the Monacca calculator, the Omron electronic […]

This Week in Magazines

The new TITLE (73) is an absolutely terrific issue that considers “Design for Air Travel.” It’s air travel porn, basically, with a look at graphics, uniforms, airports, waiting lounges, and pretty much anything else you could associate with air travel, all from a design perspective. A must-buy for anyone with an interest in this sort […]