Month: May 2009

  • The B.

    Yeah, today’s my b-day, and I wasn’t going to say anything — older, not necessarily wiser — but the image above sent by one of my oldest friends (thanks, Guy) gave me a good laugh, and I wanted to share it. It was a terrific day of eating — my dear tonkatsu spaghetti at Nobu,…

  • TKG Daikanyama Closes

    The latest Tokyo art-related economic casualty: the TKG Daikanyama gallery. From TAB’s latest news digest: Every month has brought news from London and New York of gallery closures and cut-backs, but so far the only obvious Tokyo victims have been media ones (Ping Mag, Real Tokyo, Art iT, Tokyo Art Cross). However, this week we…

  • Next PauseTalk (Vol. 32)

    People like to get early reminders, so here’s one for the next edition of PauseTalk (Vol. 32), which happens this coming Monday (June 1) at Cafe Pause. Start time is 20:00, and as I mentioned recently, the entire cafe will be reserved for the event, so there shouldn’t be issues about seating or taking up…

  • The Making of MWW+K

    Interested in learning more about how James created that short? Here’s a “making of” video.

  • Cut&Paste 2009 Tokyo

    The “Cut&Paste Digital Design Tournament 2009” is happening this Saturday (May 30, 17:00-20:30, 2,000 yen) at Womb in Shibuya. Tokyo is one of the last stops of this international competition, and it should be quite the event — just have a look at the participants listed below. There’s plenty more info at the event’s official…

  • Museum Paper

    Self-published Swedish magazine Museum Paper is having a launch tomorrow night (May 29, 19:00-21:00) at NOW IDeA by Utrecht in Aoyama. They even promise a “special Museum Paper drink,” so I’m there.

  • This Week at MoCo Loco

    My weekly Tokyo post for MoCo Loco is up, this time covering new offerings from Ryuji Nakamura, the “Japan Brand Pop Up Shop” in NYC, and the “Group Exhibitions: Shinagawa.”

  • Heidi Loves Nissan

    The video above is part of a new campaign for Nissan’s “ECO” line-up (low-fuel), created by the Golden Eggs team. There are short TV commercials, but the video above is a web-only short. My wife has watched this at least 20 times, and cracks up every single time.

  • A Kiss from Tokyo

    I am absolutely in love with the look of this “A Kiss from Tokyo” short. It’s a trailer for an upcoming book by illustrator Kevin Dart called Seductive Espionage: The World of Yuki 7, which is scheduled to come out this summer. The trailer was directed by Dart and Stephane Coedel. Yuki 7 is my…

  • PKN vs. PT

    Well, sort of. For tomorrow night’s edition of PechaKucha Night in Tokyo (Vol. 62) at SuperDeluxe — or tonight (May 27), depending on when you read this — I helped Tomoko curate by suggesting a few presenters who, ahem, just so happen to be PauseTalkers (with one exception). Names you will recognize if you check…