Recently at MoCo Loco

While I was out of town, I kept up with my weekly Tokyo posts over at MoCo Loco, but didn’t link to them. Here then is what you may have missed. First, I covered Plus Minus Zero’s Electric Kettle, Cina‘s 4GB USB flash drive, and Naoto Fukasawa’s Noto ballpoint pen. Second week: the Awagami +1 […]

On Design for July 2008

I’m a bit late on this, but this month’s edition of my “On Design” appeared last week in The Japan Times, and can be read online here. In it, I covered Takumi‘s BeansQtap extension cord, John Di Cesare’s Parashell umbrellas, Kazuhiko Tomita’s Kabon tray, Nihon-Sweden‘s Envelope bags and cases, and the 100% Lamp/Lamp Table Base.

Curing Japan’s America Addiction

I’m not quite sure how I missed this — let’s blame it on me being out of the country for the month — but Chin Music Press has a new release, in the form of Minoru Morita’s Curing Japan’s America Addiction. Mr. Morita argues that President Bush and former Prime MInister Junichiro Koizumi have all […]

TAB Tokyo Collection 4

It’s summer, it’s hot, and you need new t-shirts. Good thing Tokyo Art Beat has just launched its fourth Tokyo t-shirt collection then! They’re doing things a bit different this time out, releasing two new tees every two months. The first two designs, pictured above, are by Ko-Zou and Tada Reiko (Kiiiiiii), and can be […]

Pneumatic Elevator

Can’t say that I’m really in the market for a pneumatic elevator, but if I was, I’d want the one pictured above, distributed in Japan by NuVa. Photo via Max — here’s a link to a few more. Update (16/11/26): The photo is no longer available.

Back in TYO

Just a quick note to say I just got back to Tokyo, and so you can expect regular transmissions on this site to pick up again. Pictured above, me enjoying some great local ale at a pub back in Canada (and contemplating what to drink next). Thanks for the photo, Bones!