Month: March 2006

  • Muji Award 01

    Muji is starting their own international design competition, with a call to entry (details here). Results will be announced at next year’s Milano Salone del Mobile.

  • DJ Chipple

    Patrick is going to be digging out some goodies from his massive collection to do a bit of DJ at cara*mill, a shop/cafe/bar in Kichijoji, tomorrow. Free entry, all drinks at 400 yen, and more details here.

  • PSP Cases from GAS

    After their foray into iPod cases, guess it was inevitable for GAS to go after the PSP next. Seems like the DS would have made more financial sense though. Japanese design group Gas Project are releasing a new line of designer Playstation Portable slipcases. Surface to Air, Hideki Inaba and Colette each designed a case.…

  • This Week in Magazines

    The new issue of TITLE (74) takes you on a tour of “Rock Around the U.K.” It’s a pretty thorough guide, and I’m sure Toe over at Groovisual Diary has already picked up a copy. I don’t always browse through ESQUIRE, but the new issue (Vol. 20, No. 5) features a guide to Aoyama Dori,…

  • In-Ear Irritation

    Can’t believe I’m actually lashing out at Apple, but damn it, I’ve just gone through my second pair of Apple In-Ear Headphones, with both breaking the same way (the left ear bud stops working). Now, I loved the way they sounded, and they fit perfectly in my ears, but I can’t spend 5-6000 yen for…

  • Hisashi Tenmyouya

    Hisashi Tenmyouya has some rather nice illustrations on his site, like the one you see here, “Nine Kamakura Samurai.” Nice blend of the traditional with the here and now. Link via Drawn.

  • PechaKucha Vol. 31

    If you didn’t know — I just found out today when the listing popped up at TAB — this month’s PechaKucha Night (Vol. 31) is happening tonight, on a Tuesday (not the regular Wednesday). I should be going, so hope to see some of you there!

  • A Door

    A door in one of the back streets of Harajuku (not far from the Santouka ramen shop).

  • On Design for March

    Just a reminder that this month’s “On Design” column will be in tomorrow’s (Tuesday) edition of THE JAPAN TIMES. The focus this time is on wooden furniture, and I’m quite happy with the way it looks in the layout.

  • Canadian Video Art

    The “Canadian Video Art Channel Vol.3” event held last Friday night at Tokyo Wonder Site in Shibuya. Sitting to the left is event organizer and participant Shinobu Akimoto.