Japan Probe has posted some disturbing news regarding the newly launched iPhone 3G in Japan. According to the terms on the Softbank website: “If you have less than 15 months left on your visa, you wont be able to make a contract, but they’ll sell the phone to you without a plan for ¥80.000.” What??? […]
Max has taken some stunning photos of pieces from Chris Kirby‘s “Negative Series” exhibition, that was held last week at Cafe Pause. Check here to see them.
TABlog has posted an extensive photo gallery of the opening festivities for the new gallery complex in Ebisu, which is where you’ll find the newly re-opened Nadiff bookstore.
PingMag takes us on a creative tour of Hokkaido.
So much so that no only does he release a fresh new episode of Polypunk (32), titled “Polypunk Ã‰tÃ©,” but he’s got a new album too, the long awaited Dense Music. Head to this post for tons of info and samples, as well as links to online stores that sell it.
Designboom looks at some of the works from Kazushi Takahashi, a shipbuilder turned architect. You’ll want to check the PingMag interview, as well as a tour of his studio.
The iPhone 3G releases tomorrow, and of course it had to happen while I’m out of the country. Looks like it may have been hard to get my hands on one anyway, if the line of people waiting at SoftBank’s Omotesando store is anything to go by. Then again, maybe it’s for the best — […]
You’ll want to hit Ikebukuro for the 6th annual “Kappa Ten” (Kappa Exhibition) at the Artist Garden gallery (July 10-22). As Matt Alt describes it, “it’s a celebration of everyone’s favorite cucumber-eatin’, sumo-wrestlin’, anus-attackin’, water-dwellin’ yokai from Japanese folklore,” and will include artwork from more than twenty artists. Matt’s Yokai Attack! book will also be […]
Item Idem needs you help for an upcoming project. See the call to art above, or get in touch with them for more details.
The winners for this year’s Graniph Design Awards have been announced, with all designs now being sold at Graniph stores as well. The gold prize went to the design you see above, by Taiwan’s Cho Jo Tzu. You may have noticed that I don’t post much about Graniph these days, and I think the award […]