This is a new series that I’ve been thinking about starting, in which every month I’ll do a post with my 10 favorite things that were probably covered on the site (but not necessarily). It’s a way for me to keep track of the things I really like, and to bring attention to some things […]
In this month’s issue of TITLE (92), it’s “Go! Go! Title Railway,” with a VIA Railway train — that’s Canada’s national railway — on the cover. They go over a few national railways inside, as well as some famous trains, routes, and, well, pretty much everything that relates to train travel. I really liked the […]
DAMKI is a free bilingual (English/Japanese) zine produced by Osaka-based Dana Zimmerling, and can be found in various countries. The So+Ba Gallery is having a launch party for the second issue tomorrow night (September 1), from 19:00.
Charles Spreckley and Nicole Fall’s Bespoke Tokyo concierge service gets coverage in this week’s issue of TIME (no, I didn’t write it). You can read it online here. Update: Read more about what a Bespoke Tokyo tour is like in this piece, from THE OBSERVER.
I’m told that the “My Private Tokyo” segment I did a few months back for TOKYO EYE on Higashi-Ikebukuro pocket parks will run again along with some other segments covering disaster prevention (September 1 is disaster prevention day in Japan). It will air September 12 on NHK WORLD, and September 19 here in Japan on […]
Tim Rudder has posted a few new great-looking night shots of the city.
PingMag has a great look (the direct link doesn’t seem to work, so just go to the front page) at the use of gaffer tape on construction projects, creating rather attractive lettering. They interview Hikaru Yamashita of TrioFour, who made that video I linked to a while back about the tape-made signs in Shinjuku. You […]
If there’s a reason Japanese snack package design tends to be so popular with tourists, it’s probably because of the cute and colorful characters that are often prominently featured all over. This country’s love for cute mascots extends to pretty much everything that surrounds you, and that includes all manner of signs and instructions. Don’t […]
“The Salon,” happening tomorrow night (August 31) at Museum Cafe MADO LOUNGE (Mori Tower 52F) and involving OK FREDDERs Audrey and Yoshi, hopes to bring some retro (20s) party action to the venue. Suggested dress code: “ladies bring your pearls, hills, feather and lipstick, gentlemen, hats, ties, or feather if you prefer…” It starts at […]
Sure, the iPhone isn’t yet available in Japan, and it doesn’t look like we’ll be getting it anytime soon, but if your passion for one has led you to follow the import/unlock route (or you brought one along on a trip) then here are some iPhone-formatted maps of Tokyo’s subway and JR lines ready for […]