Anime Fashion Manga

Tees from Skwat

skwatipodgirlGet your anime/manga flavoured Apple-lovin’ tees from Skwat, a Belgian t-shirt designer! Link via Cult of Mac.

Architecture Design

DoCoMo International Architectural Design Winners

Have a look at the winning entries for the 1st DoCoMo International Architectural Design Competition. Link via

Stores Technology

iPod Bar


From TUAW:

Gizmodo is reporting that Apple has installed an “iPod Bar” in the Tokyo Apple Store, which functions like the Genius Bar, but fields only iPod-specific questions. I can just hear the Genius Bar workers from across the globe exclaiming, “We’re sick of resetting iPods!” Hence the iPod Bar was born. Check it out if you live near the Apple Store in Ginza, Tokyo.

Dressed to Kill

trench1-716287Digiki has got to be the most stylin’ man in Tokyo right now!


GTA Pause


GTA PSP multiplayer madness at Cafe Pause!


Schooling Pad Workshop

titlebanThis page features results form a recent workshop held at Schooling Pad. Link via


Abandoned Buildings

Tropolism points to this site that chronicles abandoned Japanese buildings.

Update: Momus posts his own thoughts on the site. Oh, and the site’s name translates to “Haikyo Deflation Spiral.”

Design Events

On Design Is Online

greenday snow design

This month’s “On Design” column is now online. As I mentioned the other day, it’s a look at some standouts from 100% Design, and features Chihiro Tanaka’s Spore, Bridge’s Ice Partition (by designer Kenichiro Ohmori), Metaphys’ Factory, the E.P.A + GELCHOP Bike Protector, the JDMC Ryu Line Black Series of chairs, and pd DESIGN’s Green Day.

Stores Tokyo Walking


You know all that annoying construction that has been going on for months now at Omotesando station? Well, it was all for a new underground shopping/food court called Echika, set to open on December 2. Doesn’t sound terribly exciting, but I hope it means that all exits will again be open.

Design Events

Designing the Perfect Balance

tokyo design week snowMy Tokyo Design Week article that appeared in today’s edition of THE JAPAN TIMES (in the Arts section) is now available online. The piece was published with additional reviews by Sébastien-Philippe Fortin, which you can read here. For some reason, last Tuesday’s “On Design” column still isn’t online, but hopefully will be up shortly.