On Design for June


I forgot to give my regular heads-up for my monthly “On Design” column, which appeared in yesterday’s edition of THE JAPAN TIMES. In it, I covered the SmartCaddie compact PC, the Bird shears from Kai, the An notebook series from KOKUYO and Dainippon Type Organization, and the Towering Pastel dishes from Nussha Japanware. You can read it online here (free registration required after a week).

It’s Our Thing at Cafe Pause


Starting today, we have an exhibition at Cafe Pause of Swedish designer PMKFA‘s new line of t-shirts, “It’s Our Thing.” All tees, as well as sweatshirts and bags, are for sale at the cafe, and we will be celebrating with a party this coming Saturday, July 1, 19:00-22:00. All drinks and snacks will be 500 yen, and expect some PMKFA visuals to be projected, so come join us! Here’s a small photoset of a few pics taken today at the cafe.