Tokyo Fun Party in Full Effect

It’s official, yesterday marked the release of Tokyo Fun Party‘s first two albums on its music label, Digiki’s BEAT VACATION and Chimidoro’s MINNA NO UTA. The albums will be available in most stores — they even got a stand at Tower Records — and you can also purchase them online pretty much everywhere (all ordering […]

On Design for April 2007

This month’s edition of my “On Design” column was in yesterday’s edition of THE JAPAN TIMES. In it, I cover n.o.l’s Conof shredder, One Percent Products, 100%‘s Stand Umbrella, Panasonic‘s RP-SFP01 mini-speakers, and Tokujin Yoshioka’s Media Skin.

The Shift to No Girls

In celebrating its 10th anniversary, online Japanese design magazine SHIFT has finally gone completely blog (they started the experiment a few months ago) — it still keeps a magazine structure though — but more importantly, got rid of their popular “Girls on the Street” series. Momus laments the loss.

This Week in Magazines

You could pick up the new issue of IDEA (322) for the works of Otl Aicher or Osaka-based Helmut Schmid, but what made me pick up a copy — I don’t usually buy IDEA because of the high 3000 yen cover price — is their “Journal Culture” feature. It’s terrific coverage of the magazine scene, […]

Glass Office

About a month ago I linked to a piece from BusinessWeek looking at micro-homes. As a follow-up, David Cady — that’s Mr. Canned Coffee to you and me — sent me the photo you see here, with some details: If you view the slideshow in the link, one of the pictures (8th frame) is of […]