Had a great, great day today on one of my first outings in quite a while. I went to Ginza, and also met up with Paul, so we did a few galleries together. First, the GGG of course, for the 2005 TDC exhibition. I really liked this, they had some really nice pieces on display […]
After I wrote my last post at the Ginza Apple Store, I made my way to Muji Yurakucho only to find it so packed that I couldn’t have my usual snack and latte in the Meal Muji area (I didn’t want to wait in line). Also, the Atelier section was lame, only featuring new beds. […]
After 2-3 weeks of being out of action because of my succession of health problems — I’m not completely out of the woods yet though, with allergies currently annoying the hell out of me — I’m finally able to go out for some city walking. First up, the GGG, where I just saw the excellent […]
Joi Ito digs tongue. The kind you eat that is, and Gridskipper has a post on it. Also, Nick Denton is the guest editor there all week. Update: And now there’s this post on love hotels, which describes exactly what I did (no, I’m not Gortuk) on my first visit to Tokyo, before I moved […]
While I’m clearing up some notes, here are a couple of bookstores I keep wanting to check out. Hacknet Pictured above, this bookstore is in Daikanyama. They’re also behind the book sections at Sign and Claska, and have a couple of shops in Osaka. 1-30-10 West Ebisu Utrecht Another attractive bookshop in the vicinity. 2-1-1-2F […]
A few taxis, waiting in front of Ikebukuro station.
One of the things I get emailed about the most is regarding recommendations for hotels in Tokyo. Unfortunately, it’s not something I can usually help with because I’ve never stayed in a hotel in Tokyo — except for the KIMI Ryokan in Ikebukuro, years ago when I first moved here, while I was looking for […]
Momus is back in town, and he has a new audio blog up: “Shopping in Tokyo.” I notice he bought the watch I’ve been eyeing for months now. D’oh.
Tokyo Damage Report offers an underground guide to Tokyo, including detailed descriptions and addresses for things that are off the beaten path. I just quickly glanced at it, but it looks like is has some fun suggestions. Link via Boing Boing.
I was just at the Ginza Graphic Gallery for its monthly exhibition, a show I wasn’t even sure I would take the time to check out. I just don’t really care for the esthetics of Balarinji, which is the reason I didn’t mention the show here. Balarinji’s John Moriarty has developed “a design signature that […]