The momentous landmark I reached last weekend was that I finally finished 2006, when it comes to fixing old posts — and I managed to do a big dent in 2007 this weekend, getting through January-May. The reason it takes so long is that I’m pretty much going in every single post, either to fix the […]
I already wrote a few thoughts on the anime adaptation of The Great Passage, based on having watched only the first episode. There are three episodes out now, and my interest and love for this series has done nothing but grow. I especially enjoy discovering all of the work and process that goes behind the […]
Here’s a nice big Cartoon Brew post showing off the beautiful illustrative work of Kento Iida. La-la-love his style, and there’s more to see on his Tumblr and Instagram account.
Here’s a nice little piece with lots of photos from the Japan Times that takes a look at some of the old kissaten (coffeeshops) that survive in Tokyo, here focusing on the area of the city called Yanesen (a combination of Yanaka, Nezu, and Sendagi).
I first met Mark Cooke when he was living in Tokyo, working at Grasshopper Manufacture. He now runs his own studio in San Francisco called Shiny Shoe — the name coming from a particular pair of sneakers he used to have, that I remember him wearing when he presented at a PechaKucha Night in Tokyo — […]
David continues to add to his “Ametora Extended” collection of articles that support Ametora, this time sharing an interview he conducted while researching the book, with Van’s Takeyoshi Hayashida.
It’s always fun to take a look at the winners of the annual Good Design Award — and for me, when I was writing my “On Design” column, it would give me ideas on products to cover that I had somehow missed throughout the year. The 2016 lineup was recently announced, and the Grand Award went to […]
I’m sure we’ll soon get a full album of photos, but here’s the big traditional crowd shot that was taken at last week’s annual Tokyo Design Week edition of PechaKucha Night. Since leaving Tokyo, it’s always bittersweet for me to see these, as our TDW event was always one of the big highlights of the […]
Just in time for Halloween — and yes, in certain parts of Tokyo, parents do organize trick-or-treat outings in some neighborhoods — a fun little illustration by Tokyo-based illustrator Fern Choonet. Found via Canvas.
I quite like this photo by Tokyo-based photographer Marco Tjokrosantoso. Found via Canvas.