Month: September 2006

  • Cornelius at SDX

    Cornelius had an invitation-only live show last night at SuperDeluxe. Digiki was there, and shares the above pic.

  • Kei Suzuki Event at Cafe Pause

    I just posted a Flickr photoset of shots from the “Test [N]” sound/video performance we had last month at the cafe, involving Kei Suzuki. They’re having another performance, this time with Tupelo Drive, a full accoustic band (which will be accompanied by Suzuki on visuals), tonight (September 30) from 20:00. Drop by if you’re in…

  • United Bamboo and Pinceau Omotesando

    Last night I dropped by the opening reception for the new United Bamboo shop in Aoyama (behind Omotesando Hills), along with the new Masamichi Katayama-designed Pinceau store, located in the same building. The United Bamboo store has a sort of gallery concept, which gives it a livelier feel than the Daikanyama store. I don’t know…

  • Design Tide 2006

    The Design Tide website has been updated with info on this year’s edition of the event, with lots more promised from October 10. I quite like the fact that this year they’ll have a main exhibition area, in an old building in Harajuku.

  • TAB 2nd Anniversary Party

    Tokyo Art Beat will be celebrating their 2nd anniversary with a party at SuperDeluxe on October 9. More info here.

  • Murata Boy

    Who says robots in Japan are dead? A robot rides a bicycle at the headquarters of electronics equipment maker Murata Manufacturing Co. The “Murata Boy” can ride up a 25-degree slope and stop without losing its balance. It can also make an S-curve without falling off the bicycle. The new robots will be shown at…

  • Street Art in Itabashi

    Patrick finds some street art in Itabashi, and shares plenty of pics.

  • Karl Escritt + Japonica

    Kyoto-based designer Karl Escritt has designed a t-shirt for record store Japonica.

  • New Halcali Single

    I’ll admit it, I have a soft spot for Halcali, and Patrick’s Agenda has word of a new single, that will also act as the theme song for the new anime version of the Powerpuff Girls (to be called POWERPUFF GIRLS Z), starting October 7. The single itself is only out in December.

  • Hanae Mori Retrospective in Paris

    If you’re in Paris, you might want to catch this: Hanae Mori began her prestigious career as a costume designer in the post-war Japan movie scene. In 1965 she presented her famous collection, “East Meets West” in New York, and in 1979 she became the only Asian designer to be admitted to La Chambre Syndicale…