Month: June 2008

  • On Design for June 2008

    This month’s edition of my “On Design” column was published last week in The Japan Times, and can be read online here. I covered the Tepra Pro label writer, PORE’s Lessev, the Plus Minus Zero Fan, Fumie Shibata’s fumfum magazine holder, and Tokujin Yoshioka’s TO Automatic watch.

  • Nadiff Re-opens Soon

    For everyone who’s missed the Nadiff art bookshop, it re-opens next week (July 7) in a new art building in Ebisu that will also be the new home of Magical Artroom and G/P Gallery. More details at Art Space Tokyo.

  • Digiki’s Encore Music

    Digiki has just released a new EP through Tokyo Fun Party, Encore Music. It’s available for download from all the major online stores, and you’ll find the links here.

  • Shantell Martin and Her Wacom

    Shantell Martin sure likes to use her Wacom tablet when she does live performances and events, so much so that Wacom ended up doing a case study on her. Read the whole interview here.

  • This Week at MoCo Loco

    This week in my weekly Tokyo post for MoCo Loco: the Lamp base stand from 100%, Kyouei‘s exhibition and prototypes, and the “Dinner Party of the Dead” exhibition.

  • Tokyo’s Guerilla Gardening

    Tokyo guerilla gardening in action. Via Boing Boing.

  • Palla Poster Update

    Over the past few months I know a few of you have asked about the Palla poster that was being offered as part of the “A Swarm of Angels” project. I’d ordered one — same as many of you — back in August of last year. I’ve been in touch with both Palla and Matt…

  • PingMag: RFID Aesthetics

    PingMag covers RFID aesthetics. This has got to be their most esoteric topic yet, but interesting none the less.

  • July PauseTalk Canceled

    I’m afraid I’m having to cancel the July edition of PauseTalk (Vol. 23) because, well, I’ll be out of the country. I’m heading to the US and Canada for three weeks — first time back in three years — and even though I was hoping to leave a bit later, circumstances made it impossible. Apologies…

  • Kateigaho International 20

    The current issue of Kateigaho International (20) has a feature on interior design, kicking off with interviews of Simplicity, Super Potato, Masamichi Katayama (Wonderwall), and Akihito Fumita, conducted by the likes of Gelman, Gwenael Nicolas, and Mark Dytham. I contributed the descriptions for these six studios: Tekuto, Torafu, Assistant, Cafe, Graf, and Gift.