I turn 33 today, which I think is a rather nice number. I’ll be celebrating tonight at this month’s edition of PechaKucha Night, which just so happens to be vol. 33.
For those who follow the English version of the REALTOKYO site quite regularly (like me), here’s a bit of bad news for the coming month: The English segment of REALTOKYO will take a summer break and remains closed in the week June 5 – 9. There might be fewer updates than usual in the two […]
Digiki has a new episode of Polypunk (008) up!
I recently got my hands on two great little books produced by Klein Dytham Architecture to highlight their work. Each book, THE KDa CATALOGUE OF QUOTES and KLEIN DYTHAM ARCHITECTURE 2005 HIGHLIGHTS, acts as a showcase, and instead of describing their works themselves, they let others do it for them. Featuring fun graphics by Namaiki, […]
A writer for JAPANZINE is starting a monthly column called “10 Questions for a Starving Artist,” and she’s on the lookout for possible interviewees. In her words, “I want to interview local artists, ones who are dedicated to making it in the arts (not just hobby artists) and are trying to eek out a creative, […]
Uber-stationery store Ito-ya is holding a celebration of all things Freitag! Two brothers from Zurich, Daniel and Markus Freitag, were bike-riding designers in 1993 when they began making durable, waterproof bags from recycled truck tarps. Freitag bags are put together entirely from recycled materials, including airbags, seat belts and bicycle inner tubesâ€”no two are the […]
Remember the site last year that was selling pixel spacing? Someone is doing something similar for Japan, calling it Break Into Japan, with a good portion of revenues donated to charities. There’s a Japanese version as well.
As I mentioned yesterday, I recorded a new episode of TOKYO BOY last Friday, this time during a speed visit of Ginza (crunched in between a meeting and then heading to work). Again, it sounds like crap, so if the quality from past episodes annoys you, then stay away. I will be getting a small […]
Regarding first day sales for NEW SUPER MARIO BROS. on the Nintendo DS: NSMB managed to sell through 480,000 units in itâ€™s first day, making it the fastest selling DS title ever. To put things in perspective, when the second edition of Brain Training came out in Japan, it sold through 414,556 unitsâ€¦in the first […]
I’d like to try doing some sort of video podcast, or at least do some short videos. I have a MiniDV camera that I haven’t used in ages, but I don’t really have any good ideas right now on what would make a good topic (something that would be good for video). Any suggestions?