Month: October 2004

  • The Languages of Law

    Here’s what my dad does.

  • Resonate at Bullet's

    Just a reminder that tonight is the RESONATE event at Bullet’s, that will include a performance by Glam Tool, featuring good friend Hirano Midori. Glam Tool opens the show at 5.

  • Metropolis 553

    This week’s issue of city guide METROPOLIS has quite a few interesting articles in it, which I’ll rundown in one post instead of multiple entries. After a week, look in their sidebar archives for issue 553. The cover feature is a short story — “Watercolors,” taken from his DARK WATER collection — by RINGU author…

  • Late-Night TV Anime on the Rise

    A DAILY YOMIURI article takes a look at the growing popularity (and expanding number) of late-night TV animated shows. The number of such shows in late-night slots increased to 17 this season from 10 last autumn. Many of these shows are produced with viewers in their 20s and 30s in mind as producers hope to…

  • Paper Sky 11

    Just picked up the new issue of PAPER SKY (11), featuring a cover story on Shanghai. The city really seems to be getting a lot of coverage of late, like TIME’s recent cover story proclaiming it to be the new “it” city in Asia. It’s definitely up there as one of the cities I want…

  • Approved Comments

    After months with next to no comment spam with the WordPress version of the site, I’ve now started getting a few every day, and it’s gotten to a point where I’m going to have to use some of the moderation features of WP. As of now, I’ve set it so that comments that have 2…

  • 2004 Design Event Pics

    Japan Design Net has quite a few pics from this year’s Designer’s Week and Designers Block. Link via

  • Axis 112

    The new issue of AXIS (112) is out, and it’s the annual prototype issue, which is always fun to look at.

  • Creativity Now Tokyo

    I picked up a flyer for the “Creativity Now Tokyo” event, organized by TOKION magazine, and it does seem like something quite cool. From REALTOKYO: Tokion magazine presents a Harajuku-style “conference” event at Laforet Museum. A brief look at the official Website shows a mixed lineup of speakers including Uchida Yuya, Fujiwara Hiroshi, Kurosawa Kiyoshi,…

  • Mystery Omotesando Building

    Can anyone tell me what the building that is featured in this moblog picture is going to be (I’m assuming a brand store). It’s on Omotesando, still under construction, just a bit further up from the Dior store. I got the question from a reader, and it also got me curious. Update: It’s the Ito…