I’m a bit late on this, but I realized today that I never put up a follow-up post after the December edition of PauseTalk (Vol. 27). It was actually a bit of a strange evening, with a very low attendance, and the people who did show up were pretty much all veterans, and it mostly […]
Abaco Magazine is a downloadable photo-heavy PDF zine created by two Italians in Tokyo, Alessandro Silvestri and Flavio Parisi. Reminds me of my old Geisha zine, which only very, VERY old readers of this site will remember.
It’s the end of the year, so time to look back on 2008, and if Japanese consumer trends and fashion are your thing, then Mekas’ “2008: The Year in Trends” feature is for you. Also includes great photography by Sean Wood.
Really love this project by Joi Ito: Freesouls, a book of portraits taken by him. Pictured above is the “Luxury Boxed Set,” but even just the book alone features a really nice design. The first offering is composed of a limited print run of 1024 (50 for the boxed set). You can order it here.
I’ve of course been having a hand in all the pieces that have gone up at PingMag since I started there earlier this month, but last night marked the appearance of my first proper interview, with French gaming/digital culture magazine Amusement ‘s editor-in-chief, Abdel Bounane. Really happy with how it turned out, and big thanks […]
Cyril “King of Miami” Duval writes a piece on the “Louis Vuitton at Comme des Garcons” temporary concept store in Aoyama for the latest issue of 032c. You can read it here (click on the image).
I unfortunately couldn’t make it to the “Naked Tokyo” photography group exhibition opening earlier this week, and looks like I missed Max — who has some photos in the show — bringing the White Rabbit Press mascot to life. You can see more examples on his Flickr photostream. The “Naked Tokyo” show ends today.
Seeing a Japanese film in Japan is certainly an easy thing, seeing one with English subtitles, not so much. Don’t miss your chance then to go see Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s Tokyo Sonata. My friend Marie organized that the film be shown at Cinemart in Roppongi with English subtitles for one week (December 13-19), with two shows […]
It’s been a long wait, but I was finally able to get a new bike this week. Well, more like a new used bike, courtesy of my good friend — and biking mentor — Craig Mod. Craig decided to sell his Bianchi foldable with BD-1 OEM frame — one of four bikes he owns — […]
Shane over at The Nihon Sun was nice enough to write up a review of Arcade Mania, and she’s also giving away a copy!