PechaKucha Control Center

Here I am, acting all serious and shit at the “control center” this past Saturday for the big “Global PechaKucha Night for Haiti” — in the foreground you see the back of the head of Mark Dytham, and my PechaKucha colleague Tomoko. The photo is courtesy of Arvin Panwar — more photos from that night […]


Where have I been? Currently in Boston — a sort of last-minute research trip for my wife, with me along for the ride. This came off the heels of a rather hectic month of preparations for the “PechaKucha for Haiti” event that was held this past Saturday. Still been busy here, mostly working from the […]

SNOW Magazine Update

Time again for a round-up of recent articles to appear on SNOW Magazine, and also to welcome Alastair Townsend (BAKOKO) as a new contributor to the site — I’m now posting the terrific “A Few Things” series of posts he’s been doing on his blog, about contrasting housing-related issues between Japan and the West. I’ll […]

Weekend Reading from SNOW

Here’s another round-up of the last few days of articles to appear on SNOW Magazine. First I’d like to highlight the three guest columns that appeared this week: Bianca Beuttel returns to the package design series she used to contribute to PingMag (starting with Xylish gum packaging), Audrey Fondecave provides a second column to make […]

PauseTalk in March

Oh, don’t you just love these PauseTalk updates? So after having to cancel this month’s edition I said that it would be back in March, but unfortunately, again, it won’t happen on the first Monday (which would be March 1) because it looks like I’ll be in China at the end of this month and […]

Latest on SNOW

So what’s the latest on SNOW? I guess two new developments art that I added a dedicated Twitter feed, and also created a Facebook fan page. The Twitter feed is mostly just automated with new articles from the site — because some people actually prefer that over RSS feeds these days — but I do […]