PingMag takes us on a tour of Shinjuku’s retrogaming themed bars (8-bit Cafe and 16 Shots).
I like the new UNIQLO commercial that has started airing on TV for this spring’s UT lineup. You can also re-arrange the loop over at the UT website.
Digiki posts a 101TOKYO round-up, including links to coverage, and quite a few photos.
Earlier this week I went to the opening for the “Light Construction” exhibition at Center for Cosmic Wonder in Aoyama.
The show brings together Mike Mills, Elein Fleiss, Yoshimio, and Yukinori Maeda, and runs until June 30.
Hanging out inside this installation was quite nice.
I wanted to go and chat with Mike Mills — I quite like his work — but was too shy. I ended up having a good time with Liliyo though, OK Fredders Ay2 and Yoshi’s daughter.
Congrats to the Chin Music Press crew for the crowded book launch of ART SPACE TOKYO this past Tuesday. If you haven’t ordered a copy yet, then it’s off to the AST site you go. I predict this will become their best-selling book. Yeah, it’s that good.
NEW YORK – TOKYO posts more about UNIQLO’s latest manga t-shirt collection, including a look at the display they have up at the Soho Store.
My weekly Tokyo post for MoCo Loco is up, this time covering Plusminuszero’s fan, Jo Nagasaka‘s Bench2, Hidebumi Yamaguchi‘s IMAnoWA collection, and a new furniture collection by Steve Lidbury for Arti.
Without knowing it was by Jun Aoki, the first time I walked past the Aoyama Project building I did find a passing resemblance to Aoki’s Louis Vuitton store in Ginza (the arrangement of the windows). See more photos of the building at Design Hub. Via Dezain.net.
The official site for the upcoming live-action film adaptation of Naoki Urasawa’s 20TH CENTURY BOYS (out August 30) is now hosting a teaser trailer. Nice to see the use of T.Rex’s “20th Century Boy” as the title rolls up! Via Anime News Network.
My “On Design” column for the month was in yesterday’s edition of THE JAPAN TIMES (although I’m told there was a printing error that put some of the text underneath an image), and can be read online here. In it, I cover Generate Design‘s “PROTOTYPE” shop, Takumi‘s Icon Clock, the Comore Mizusashi watering pot, Rice-Design‘s Edible Tableware, and Kyouei’s Mobile Light.