Month: May 2008

  • Tokyolife at Colette

    Tokyolife gets some loving display space at Colette in Paris.

  • TB.Pensar 14

    What is TB.Pensar? Find out here. I couldn’t very well let this day pass without mentioning that it’s my birthday, although I think vanity is finally going to prevent me from disclosing what number I’ve now hit (not that a quick search won’t reveal that anyway). Every year on this day I tend to look…

  • New MUJI Store in NYC

    PSFK takes a look at the newly opened second MUJI store in NYC, on the ground floor of the New York Times Building.

  • PingMag: Shibuya and Marunouchi

    PingMag does a bit of urban research, comparing Tokyo’s Shibuya and Marunouchi districts.

  • Otaku Kaidan

    Otaku magazine’s next issue, their fourth, is titled Otaku Kaidan, and covers all things horror in Japan. From their site: KAIDAN is the term used for the Japanese ghost stories, and, extensively, for the J-Horror culture. The Buddhist moralizing stories were rapidly transformed into international shockers; people wanted more frightening monstrosities and oddness, with no…

  • This Week at MoCo Loco

    My weekly Tokyo post is up at MoCo Loco, this time covering Masato Tokuno’s ECO POKE MAI chopsticks, the MUJI Award 03 competition, and Jo Nagasaka‘s Long Chair. The last item is news of Keiji‘s one-day exhibition at his studio this Friday (May 30), featuring works by Mikiya Kobayashi, who shares the space with Keiji.…

  • Tokyolife: Art and Design

    I’ve very happy to announce that today marks the official release of TOKYOLIFE: ART AND DESIGN, a beautiful new tome from Rizzoli that covers Tokyo’s creative output of the past few years. I have the great pleasure of getting a project coordination credit in the book, and hope that you get a chance to have…

  • Glazed Paradise

    Photos from the opening of the “Glazed Paradise” exhibition at the Diesel Denim Gallery in Aoyama, featuring works by Mark Jenkins and Miho Kinomura. The show runs until August 15.

  • Cornelius’ Omstart

    Music video for Cornelius’ “Omstart” track, directed by frequent collaborator Koichiro Tsujikawa. Via Motionographer.

  • On Design for May 2008

    My monthly column “On Design” was in yesterday’s edition of THE JAPAN TIMES, and you can read it online here. This time, I cover Mile‘s Crossing Ribbon chair, Mindscape‘s Peddy, TENDO‘s ORIZURU chair, Toshiba’s Escargot vaccum, Ingo Maurer’s TU-BE lamp (distributed in Japan by Studio NOI).