I’d love to visit the upcoming Yayoi Kusama Museum in Shinjuku, opening in October — not only to take in her work, but the building itself looks quite nice. You’ll find more details in this Spoon & Tamago post.
On a related note, here in Montreal we live near the Musée des Beaux Arts, and this summer they’ve set up an outdoor collection along Sherbrooke street, and we’re lucky enough to have a piece by Kusama near our place (pictured below).
Spoon & Tamago takes a look at the beautiful Tohoku Standard shop, located inside the PARCO2 department store in Sendai. It was designed by my buddy Keiji Ashizawa, part of his Ishinomaki Laboratory project.
Illustrator Hanabiyori Tatami has been creating a series of illustrations that combine food stuffs and drinks with the traditional yokai (demons) of Japan, and it’s great to see — pictured here, instant curry by way of yokai. See more in this Spoon & Tamago post.
Tetsuro Takehana is a photographer for the Asahi Shimbun who has gone back to Fukushima to capture the area as it gets enveloped by nature. There’s more to see in this Spoon & Tamago post.
I really love the illustrative work of Yukihiro Tada. There’s tons of great stuff to take in on his personal site, but I especially like the dense environments that are highlighted in this Spoon & Tamago post.
I’d like to stay at the Trunk Hotel, please (located in Shibuya). Via Spoon & Tamago. Here’s also a piece about it from The Japan Times.
I think I would go crazy if I had access to the newly opened (back in April) Good Design Store, near Tokyo Station (in the Kitte building). I’m sure it stocks tons of products I featured in my “On Design” column over the years. Via Spoon & Tamago.
Muji’s flagship store in Yurakucho has just undergone some big renovations, and the renewed store re-opened yesterday, with not only a new look, but also a food market area. I miss Muji Yurakucho so fucking much. You’ll find more details and photos in this Spoon & Tamago post.
When I saw this mentioned on Muji’s Instagram account the other day, my jaw dropped: Muji is producing a hotel — along with a new flagship store — in Ginza, set to open in 2019. As this Spoon & Tamago post reveals (and that’s also where you’ll find more details on the Ginza project), it’s not Muji’s first hotel, as they’re also producing one in Shenzhen.
It’s incredible how haunting and creepy a kids playground can look at night when illuminated, as seen through the work of photographer Kito Fujio. Via Spoon & Tamago.