Pictured above, Matt Alt‘s glorious Kappa Machine at prototype stage. Matt created the figure for the “Kappa Exhibition” in Ikebukuro (runs until July 21), and he’s put up a post describing all the work that went into creating the green mech — and yes, you get to see the final version.
This week’s Tokyo post for MoCo Loco is up, this time covering D-BROS‘ Hope Forever Blossoming flower vases, Harac’s Casta, I’mD’s Bew kitchen tray and mat, and a Sori Yanagi retrospective at the Yokohama Museum of Art.
As I was hoping, Remo ended up adding a few more sets to his “Polaroid Portraits” project at Monday’s PauseTalk (Vol. 33), and as you can see above, I was finally added to the mix. To my right, Andrew, art director extraordinaire of Arcade Mania and Yokai Attack, and editor of the brand spanking new […]
Well, SET has done it again. If you thought the QR code it created for Louis Vuitton and Murakami was interesting, take a look at the new code it came up with for the MARC BY MARC JACOBS line here in Tokyo. The code was hand-drawn, and points to a new mobile site for the […]
Terrific music video shot entirely with webcams for Japanese band Sour‘s song “Hibi no Neiro” (Tone of Everyday). It was directed by Masashi Kawamura, Hal Kirkland, Magico Nakamura, and Masayoshi Nakamura. Via Néojaponisme.
Ajinomoto celebrates its 100th anniversary with a bottle redesign, courtesy of Marc Newson. Via Designboom.
Yes, that is indeed a whole lotta kanji in one spot, and in fact includes the entire 1945 kanji that are considered for “official general use” by the Japanese government. The poster was produced by White Rabbit Press, and is based on their very successful series of kanji cards. The poster can be ordered online […]
At Monday’s PauseTalk (Vol. 33) I called on TABlog editor William Andrews to talk a bit about the Tokyo art scene, and we touched on the fact that galleries in Tokyo tend to be all over the place. It’s interesting to see that today on TABlog, William writes about Bakurocho, and area that is apparently […]
See that beautiful bamboo board up there? It was going to be the first release from Open Skateboards, a new skate brand launched by my friend Trevor (he of Music Related). Seems like manufacturing difficulties are preventing it from seeing the light of day, but instead I’ll be picking up this one, designed by Ian: […]
Just your friendly reminder that this month’s edition of PauseTalk (Vol. 33) happens tonight (Monday, July 6) at Cafe Pause in Ikebukuro, with a start time of 20:00 as usual. Lots of reasons to show up, including a look at Joe’s sketches, the possibility of being turned into a “Polaroid Portrait,” and to pick up […]