Paul Snowden has produced a rather nice tee for Minimal Tokyo as part of his “Wasted German Youth” series. Wish I could have attended Ivan‘s event last week at the Vitamin Water event space in Harajuku.
Nice to see some of Josh Lieberman‘s photos appear in last month’s issue (July 2009) of Commercial Photo. Josh is an architectural photographer I met earlier this year when he attended an edition of PauseTalk.
As a follow-up to JJ‘s “Second Life and the Future of the Music Industry” exhibition from earlier this year, he’s put together a site that looks at what was covered in the show. He also wrote a piece on the project in last month’s issue of J@pan Inc.
I am very, very tempted by this: Bandai’s Jibun Damashii, a made-to-order figure that uses a photo you send for the face, at a cost of 13,650 yen. It was shown at last week’s International Tokyo Toy Show. Via Japan Today.
TABlog covers the zine scene, and also interviews Keisuke Narita, owner of the Irregular Rhythm Asylum “radical info-shop” in Shinjuku.
Megumi (Assistant) is readying for a new exhibition, “Published,” at Art Center Ongoing in Kichijoji (July 29 to August 9), and it will involve quite a few related events — you’ll find more details in the TAB entry. The opening happens Wednesday night (July 29, from 19:00), and will involve a sound project with Micke (PMKFA), Ega (One Hand Clapping) and Satoshi (Meteor).
TABlog has a write-up on Philippe Chatelain‘s latest “Sound Gardening” event, held last week. Hope I can attend the next one in September.
My Dear Horse, SoccerBoy‘s first “official” mixtape, available only from HMV in Japan (comes out August 1).
Dezeen shows off a beautiful new home — House in Matsuyama — by Suppose Design Office.
My weekly Tokyo post for MoCo Loco is up, this time covering Isamu Noguchi‘s AKARI lights, Tidy‘s Swippy broom and dustpan, and the “Japan Design in Milano Salone 2009” exhibition.