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Design

Muji + Thonet

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Muji collaborates with Austrian furniture company Thonet to update the latter’s 1859 “Chair No. 14.” Via Spoon & Tamago.

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Art Fashion

Shantell Kicks

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I’m assuming these are one of a kind, but I could use a pair — art by Shantell Martin.

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Design

Decoylab 2009 Calendar Postcards

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Maiko Kuzunishi (Decoylab) returns to calendar postcards this year for her 2009 calendar project. The idea is that you subscribe, and she then sends you a postcard each month, with an illustration on one side and calendar on the other. I still have the 2005 calendar postcards displayed on my wall (in a PVC holder), and immediately ordered these.

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Music

Fast Part Volume Two

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The second episode of Neojaponisme’s podcast series on Japanese punk and hardcore is now up.

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Art Cafes TB.Grafico

Cafe Pause Poster Series: Josh McKible

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A new season means it’s time for a new entry in the “Cafe Pause Poster Series” (#4), this time by Tokyo-based illustrator Josh McKible. Huge thanks to Josh for the contribution. Below, a look at the poster as seen in the cafe‘s entrance.

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TB.Grafico Tokyo Walking

Lunch in Aoyama

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Had lunch with Micke (PMKFA) yesterday in Aoyama, which marked our first “Creative Gentlemen’s Lunch Club” in quite a while. We had cheese burgers at J.S. Burgers, and because of the absolutely terrific weather were able to eat out on the terrace (I even took my jacket off).

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We then went to his office, which is now located in the MHT building. We spent a bit of time on the roof (pictured above), listening to some tracks, after which I went to the work area and proceeded to bother everyone (apologies all around). Did have a nice talk with OK Fred‘s Yoshi — I swear, Radio OK Fred will return — and then coffee with Ega, One Hand Clappin’.

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Events Music

Keiji Haino and the Laptop Orchestra

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The Laptop Orchestra is set to collaborate with underground artist Keiji Haino for “Gagaku Is Milk for John Cage.” The show takes place Friday, November 28 at SuperDeluxe, from 19:30 (2,500 yen in advance, 3,000 at the door, with drink).

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Design

Liquid Lamp and Bookmark

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Kyouei releases its Liquid Lamp and Liquid Bookmark in red. Both are also available in white.

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Film

Okuribito

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Neojaponisme takes a look at Takita Yojiro’s Okuribito, grand prize winner of the Montreal World Film Festival.

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Art Events Nightlife

Dr. Sketchy’s Exhibition Party

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I posted not too long ago about the Tokyo edition of Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School, and this time it’s for an event organized by the group that doesn’t involve sketching. “Dr. Sketchy’s Exhibition Party” will showcase the works of participants — including pieces by Dr. Sketchy founder Molly Crabapple — with a few cabaret performances thrown in: Miss Erochica Bamboo, Violet Eva, The Murasaki Baby Dolls, Cherry Typhoon, and Safi. It happens Saturday, November 22 at La Boheme in Aoyama (Kotto-Dori) — 3,500 yen with drink at the door, 2,500 with drink in advance or with flyer (email them).