ISO50 highlights a rather nice poster by graphic designer Yasuhiro Sawada — the image is taken from the book Graphic Design in Japan 2007. Via FFFFOUND!
For the Hakone Open-Air Museum, Tezuka Architects created the “Woods of Net,” a permanent pavilion for net artist Toshiko Horiuchi Macadam — ArchDaily posts a few photos of the installation. Via Dezain.net.
Designboom takes a look at the Ryuichi Ashizawa Architects‘ “Bamboo Forest and Huts with Water” installation, presented earlier this year as part of the “Aqua Metropolis” event in Osaka.
Over at CNNGo, Matt Alt presents a timeline of anime over the last decade, tracing the highs and lows the industry has known over the past 10 years.
Spoon & Tamago shares a few photos of Pass the Baton, “a vintage shop that derives its name from the concept of passing things on from one generation to the next,” located in the Marunouchi area. The shop’s design is by Masamichi Katayama (Wonderwall).
Craig Mod follows up his recent Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 field report with a closer look at the video aspects of the camera, including a video gallery.
Antonin Gaultier (Digiki) and Thomas Antonietti are at it again with another one of their “experimental” parties, this time with “Eat Mas” which is, as you may have guessed, an “eatable party.” It happens tomorrow night, Christmas Eve, from 21:00 until late, at M in Daikanyama — you’ll find all the details here.
Above, a photo just tweeted by Antonin, of what I’m guessing are preparations for tomorrow — that’s Thomas on the right.
Marxy has a piece up on CNNGo covering some of his top picks in terms of underappreciated Japanese music releases of the past decade. Above, Macdonald Duck Eclair‘s “The Eyes Just Like a Fawn’s,” as played through the game Audiosurf.
Azito is an online gallery that deals with sales of Japanese contemporary art worlwide, including works by the likes of Takashi Homma, Kenji Yanobe, and Keiichi Tanaami.
Pictured above, “New Waves,” a print by Homma.
Just a note to say that I continue to update my new gaming site, GAME, on a regular basis, with a new selection going up every couple of days. The latest additions are the flash “experience” Every Day the Same Dream (pictured above), the latest PixelJunk release (Shooter), classic PlayStation-era platform/puzzler Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee, and the PS3 Breakout-homage Shatter.
Also, I am open to the idea of sponsorship, although it would need to be done in a way that fits the site’s aesthetic (meaning no “block” ads). If you’re interested, get in touch.