Last night was another great “Juliana” party at Soft in Shibuya, courtesy of Tokyo Fun Party. HOME CUT played an amazing funky disco dance set that had everyone shaking, and Chimidoro performed a lively set that was much appreciated by the crowd. I’m of course not forgetting Juliana resident DJs Digiki, SoccerBoy, and KazuNoco — great night guys!
On top, HOME CUT, bringing down the house, with Brad catching it all on video. Bottom, Chimidoro in action.
- The latest issue of PAPER SKY (20) wants to show you how to “Get Warm in the Cold,” by way of a feature on Aomori, with lots of nice onsen picks that will make you wish you could be soaking right now.
- EYESCREAM (2007/02) offers up a “My Best Issue,” which means various creators share lists of their favorite things.
- MAC POWER (206) goes “Hybrid,” which is how they present the attitude required for a new creative lifestyle — think combining themes or ideas in your life. There’s also an interview with Toru Hashimoto, of Cafe AprÃ¨s-midi, Suburbia Suite, and Free Soul fame.
- This month’s REAL DESIGN (9) announces that it’s time to “Change Your Business Office.” It’s a survey of attractive Japanese work spaces — mostly of designers — and also features that too-cool-for-school funky setup of Assistant (with a Snapazoo in the picture!)
Update: Looks like this collection of Putimo Hi-Tec-C mini-pens would accompany the rest quite nicely.
Finally, Muji is taking a serious retail step in the US — their MoMA Design Store corner doesn’t really count — with the opening of two stores in New York later this year.
Muji are planning to open two new stores in NYC this year. The brand that has become synonymous in Europe for brilliantly simple Japanese design will open two outlets in the U.S. between July and December, stocking a full range of the company’s clothing, stationery and household products. Plans for the stores are not expected to be officially announced by February, so information is currently very limited. (fashion.psfk)