Pause is currently hosting an interesting visual/sound installation by Keisuzuki called “Dustleum.” A mic hovers in the middle of the cafe, and making sounds under it, like clapping your hands, creates random graphic visualizations that are projected on a wall. There is also a DVD for sale. It lasts until December 16. The image above […]
I’ve started playing around with my new scanner, and here’s the flyer I picked up at the Compound Cafe in Sangenjaya a few weeks ago. Reminds me that I’m due for another visit!
Excite Japan features some of the new Fukasawa Naoto designs for the Plusminuszero brand. Also, I’m not sure if this is new, but the recently opened Aoyama shop — I still haven’t made it there — has a nice-looking cafe on the premises. The Excite link is via Dezain.net.
I was at the Compound Cafe today, in Sangenjaya. Very nice space, and neatly divided over 3 narrow floors. The red velvet seats are a nice touch. And the BGM was thankfully non-intrusive. Count me as a new fan. Looking at their website, I see that it’s a Renovation Planning project, who are behind quite […]
When I was at Tower Records yesterday to pick up the latest issue of MASSAGE, I picked up a leaflet that advertises a recently opened Tower Cafe in Ebisu. It’s in the same building as the Liquidroom, and from the pictures looks quite stylish. The premises also include a select shop. I’ll try and check […]
I’ve walked in front of the Shigoto Cafe Torabayu (it’s located where the TDB’s Parking 246 event space was being held), and quickly peeked inside. Seems like a nice idea. A huge wall painting of Mt. Fuji, in the style of one you might see in a public bath, looms over throngs of young job […]
An article from the INTERNATIONAL HERALD TRIBUNE takes a look at the growing popularity of Japanese-style healthy cafes and lunches. Fashion-conscious natives of Tokyo are turning their attention inward these days – what they eat is as important as what they wear. Several years ago, the Tokyo fashion slave wouldn’t have been caught dead dancing […]
Writing this from Cafe 246, which I’ve been meaning to visit for a while now. Book and Cafe 246 are a creation of PAPER SKY magazine (and the cafe is co-produced by the people behind Planet 3rd). The cafe itself is nice, featuring a full food menu (I was expecting mostly drinks), as well as […]
A few shots from the Idee Service Station cafe/bar in Shimouma (walking distance from Nakameguro, Yutenji, and Sangenjaya stations).
The Montoak cafe/bar, in Harajuku. Had drinks there the other night with Yuko. Very nice stylish interior. The first time I heard about it, when it opened about a year ago, was from an article in WALLPAPER.