Mieko Sai

The other night when I was out for dinner with an old friend who was in town for a visit (at a stylish Italian restaurant in Odaiba called Fragile), I met graphic/web designer Mieko Sai, whose site you can view here (I dig the interactive cursor animation). She was telling me about a NY-based art […]

101 Unuseless Japanese Inventions

101 Unuseless Japanese Inventions – just click here and enjoy. I really want to get a hold of this book. If somebody understands how to get it please contact me. Edit: Added the book image. Update (16/08/21): This post was part of a “Next Century Modern Blog” stint, by guest blogger Jesper Larsson.

Coca Cola C2

More Coke! Found this on CarbWire, due for release in Japan this summer: Consumers are the true architects of this idea,” said Doug Daft, chairman and chief executive officer of Coca-Cola. “Coca-Cola C2 was created to specifically address their desire for a lower-calorie cola with that great Coca-Cola taste”. “Coca-Cola C2 will be available in […]

Rhythmus Modern

Last night I went to the release party of the 2003 FutureDesignDays book and movie. At the event this great band (actually music collective) called Rhythmus Modern was playing. They played a sort of dance driven live muzak, and the guy playing tambourine was easily one of the coolest dudes I’ve seen on a Swedish […]

Home with HIRD + G-PER

Today I met up with swedish artist HIRD. After a coffee we went to his studio (Pic 2) to listen to his newly finished album, due for release in Japan in August. Some tracks featured the lovely voice of Yukimi Nagano, mostly famous for her work with swedish duo Koop. I didn’t get a chance […]

Pages – online magazine

All the way from Sydney, Australia; a (for me) new online magazine called Pages. Make sure you check it out. It’s really nice, and free 🙂 Update (16/08/21): This post was part of a week-long “Next Century Modern Blog” stint, by guest blogger Jesper Larsson.

Helkama Bike

Haven’t made up my mind if this bike from Finnish Helkama is ugly or nice. But it looks functional and the swedish promotion site is really nice: http://www.studentcykel.nu/ (Keep in mind that “FRAM?T” means forward and “BAK?T” means backward in swedish.) Update (16/08/21): This post was part of a week-long “Next Century Modern Blog” stint, […]

Heineken Aluminum Bottle

I’m not a big beer drinker, and I guess I’m kinda slow when it comes to beer trends. But even I can learn to appreciate beer when it is served in a lovely green aluminium bottle. This Heineken bottle, designed by Ora ?to, was released 2002 in a very limited edition and only in France. […]