Just a reminder that the next edition of PauseTalk (Vol. 33) is this Monday (July 6) at Cafe Pause, with the usual start time of 20:00. As with last time, we’ll have the entire cafe to ourselves, so here’s hoping for another full house. This edition also marks the last one for longtime PauseTalker Joe, […]
Brad Pitt has been in tons of TV commercials for mobile provider Softbank, but it’s interesting to note that his latest ad — you can watch it here — in which he plays assistant to retired sumo wrestler Musashimaru was directed by Spike Jonze. Via Slashfilm.
This is a commercial that’s been airing recently on TV for the discount/coupon free paper Hot Pepper, featuring Kaela Kimura and Snoopy. I post it because I see it all the time, and am now at a point where it plays automatically in my head when idle. Via Japan Probe.
The magazine death trail in Japan continues with yet another victim: apparently, the print version of Studio Voice is going on “hiatus.” Looks like they are going the ART iT route, sticking with online-only for the time being.
And it’s official: Polytron‘s Fez will be coming out on XBLA in early 2010. Next, here’s wishing Jason can come back and open a Tokyo branch of Polytron.
Isolation Unit (aka Teruhiro Yanagihara) does a major site update, and it’s looking quite nice.
Core77 highlights some of the works of NYC-based artist Tomokazu Matsuyama.
My weekly Tokyo post for MoCo Loco is up, this time covering D-BROS‘ Kudamemo (above), and Totonoe‘s File Stand and Dust Box. Last week I covered Ideaco‘s Blur Vase (above) and Lilliput flower pots, DEROLL‘s cutlery by Makoto Yamaguchi, and Hirota‘s bamboo-inspired glasses and bowls.
The Superfuture Superguide series of downloadable PDF shopping guides is joined by a new city: enter the Beijing Superguide. Can’t wait to use it on my next trip there. Of course, make sure to grab a copy of the Tokyo Superguide when in town, which I update monthly.
If you’ve been to PauseTalk, then there’s a good chance you know Joseph Keenan. Probably the person outside of me who has attended the most sessions, it’s been a joy all these years to have him attend — and yes, he became a very good friend as well — and it’s with sadness that we […]