Tokujin Yoshioka redesigns the Pleats Please Issey Miyake store in Aoyama — see photos of the new interior at Dezeen.
Continuing with the special events and items planned for the upcoming major re-launch of the Ikebukuro Seibu branch of Muji — set for September 18 — the latest is that Muji has invited 34 artists and designers to create imagery for a series of tote bags. Each bag will sell for 100 yen.
TAB‘s Tokyo Art Map for September/October is out — with spiffy new colors — and can be picked up around town at the usual spots (including Cafe Pause, of course). You can also download a PDF version here.
QR Barcode in the sand, anyone?
About a month late on this, but pictured above, the winner of this year’s Graniph Design Award, designed by Tokyo-based Choi Hwang Ho. You can see the rest of the winners here — I have to say I prefer a lot of the runner-ups.
I recently linked to a couple of posts covering the zine scene from TABlog, but somehow missed this one, which has regular PauseTalker Sophie Knight writing about her experience creating a zine, and then selling it at the “Zine’s Mate” event.