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The KEN-Platz site has a few photos of the construction work currently underway for the Tadao Ando-designed Shibuya station expansion. Via Dezain.net.
Enrico Casarosa, an illustrator and animator in San Francisco shared his love of Shugo Tokumaru when he created this short animated clip for his wife’s birthday, using Shugo’s “Such a Color” track.
My weekly Tokyo post is up at MoCo Loco, this time covering Plusminuszero’s 2.5R series, Nendo‘s Bambi table, Nosigner‘s “FLUOLESS” exhibition, and the Naoto Fukasawa-directed “Koo Fu Collection 2008.”
Last night I attended the first edition of TAB Talks in Gotanda at the new Gotanda Sonic event space. The guest speaker was Yoshio Suzuki, long-time editor at BRUTUS magazine who is behind most of the magazine’s art features. Expect a TABlog entry to sum up the talk sometime soon.
It looks like they’re off to a very promising start, with over 120 people making it out on a cold rainy night. It remains to be seen whether they’ll be able to keep the momentum on a weekly basis — yes, WEEKLY!
This month’s edition of my “On Design” column was in yesterday THE JAPAN TIMES, and can be read online here. It covers Moritoyoshi‘s Hang mirror, Juta Kan’s PhotoHanger, the DÃ¼ller stationery line, METAPHYS‘ LADD magazine rack, and Teramoto‘s Arietta umbrella stand.
Naoto Fukasawa seems to have covered every single product category, and now he follows that up with… jewelry!? Fukasawa directs the “Koo Fu Collection 2008.”
Paul Baron‘s “Uroko House” sleeping area, designed by Point Architects, makes an appearance in the current issue of SHINKENCHIKU magazine.
THE NEW YORK TIMES STYLE MAGAZINES profiles Rei Kawakubo, the designer behind Comme des GarÃ§ons. Via PSFK.
The official site for Mamoru Oshii’s upcoming animated film, THE SKY CRAWLERS, is streaming a new trailer. It also announced the release date: August 2. Via Anime News Network.