TB.Pensar 14

What is TB.Pensar? Find out here. I couldn’t very well let this day pass without mentioning that it’s my birthday, although I think vanity is finally going to prevent me from disclosing what number I’ve now hit (not that a quick search won’t reveal that anyway). Every year on this day I tend to look […]

Otaku Kaidan

Otaku magazine’s next issue, their fourth, is titled Otaku Kaidan, and covers all things horror in Japan. From their site: KAIDAN is the term used for the Japanese ghost stories, and, extensively, for the J-Horror culture. The Buddhist moralizing stories were rapidly transformed into international shockers; people wanted more frightening monstrosities and oddness, with no […]

This Week at MoCo Loco

My weekly Tokyo post is up at MoCo Loco, this time covering Masato Tokuno’s ECO POKE MAI chopsticks, the MUJI Award 03 competition, and Jo Nagasaka‘s Long Chair. The last item is news of Keiji‘s one-day exhibition at his studio this Friday (May 30), featuring works by Mikiya Kobayashi, who shares the space with Keiji. […]

Tokyolife: Art and Design

I’ve very happy to announce that today marks the official release of TOKYOLIFE: ART AND DESIGN, a beautiful new tome from Rizzoli that covers Tokyo’s creative output of the past few years. I have the great pleasure of getting a project coordination credit in the book, and hope that you get a chance to have […]

On Design for May 2008

My monthly column “On Design” was in yesterday’s edition of THE JAPAN TIMES, and you can read it online here. This time, I cover Mile‘s Crossing Ribbon chair, Mindscape‘s Peddy, TENDO‘s ORIZURU chair, Toshiba’s Escargot vaccum, Ingo Maurer’s TU-BE lamp (distributed in Japan by Studio NOI).