It’s with a lot of sadness that I post this, on the final day of 2008. As has just been posted on PingMag, our dear web magazine is done, or as officially stated, placed on “extended hiatus” — the site’s archives will remain online. Yes, the closure comes as a result of this “global economic […]


Shimurabros — composed of siblings Yuko and Kentaro Shimura — have produced some interesting works that mix various mediums, resulting in some arresting installations. You can see a few of their projects on their website, and you can catch their hibernation-themed work at the “Artlink in Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse” event, which runs until February […]

Pedal ID

Can’t afford a real track bike? Go for the Pedal ID Basic Set instead, a customizable mini version which you can then upgrade with various accessories (tires, chains, saddles, cranks, etc.) Better than Barbie! Via Craig.

Accent Tonique Update

If there’s one constant when I check out design-related events, it’s that I know I’ll bump into Loic de Tonge, of Tokyo-based interior design office Accent Tonique. He’s had quite the busy year, having had a hand in plenty of new spaces, which you’ll find listed on their website. Pictured above, the Zusso Kids Cafe […]


Appliya is a new Japanese publisher of iPhone and iPod Touch apps, with a very friendly bilingual site that helps guide through what they’re all about. Strangely enough, one of their upcoming apps, Katana, has been held up in the Apple approval process for about two months — too bad, it looks like it could […]