Fashion Music

Minimal Tokyo!

Paul Snowden has produced a rather nice tee for Minimal Tokyo as part of his “Wasted German Youth” series. Wish I could have attended Ivan‘s event last week at the Vitamin Water event space in Harajuku.

Architecture Magazines Photography

Commercial Photo

Nice to see some of Josh Lieberman‘s photos appear in last month’s issue (July 2009) of Commercial Photo. Josh is an architectural photographer I met earlier this year when he attended an edition of PauseTalk.

Events Games Technology

Second Life Project

As a follow-up to JJ‘s “Second Life and the Future of the Music Industry” exhibition from earlier this year, he’s put together a site that looks at what was covered in the show. He also wrote a piece on the project in last month’s issue of J@pan Inc.


Be Your Own Figure

I am very, very tempted by this: Bandai’s Jibun Damashii, a made-to-order figure that uses a photo you send for the face, at a cost of 13,650 yen. It was shown at last week’s International Tokyo Toy Show. Via Japan Today.

Magazines Stores

Zinester Interviewed

TABlog covers the zine scene, and also interviews Keisuke Narita, owner of the Irregular Rhythm Asylum “radical info-shop” in Shinjuku.

Architecture Art Design Events


Megumi (Assistant) is readying for a new exhibition, “Published,” at Art Center Ongoing in Kichijoji (July 29 to August 9), and it will involve quite a few related events — you’ll find more details in the TAB entry. The opening happens Wednesday night (July 29, from 19:00), and will involve a sound project with Micke (PMKFA), Ega (One Hand Clapping) and Satoshi (Meteor).

Events Music

Sound Gardening

TABlog has a write-up on Philippe Chatelain‘s latest “Sound Gardening” event, held last week. Hope I can attend the next one in September.


My Dear Horse

My Dear Horse, SoccerBoy‘s first “official” mixtape, available only from HMV in Japan (comes out August 1).


House in Matsuyama

Dezeen shows off a beautiful new home — House in Matsuyama — by Suppose Design Office.

Design MoCo Loco

This Week at MoCo Loco

My weekly Tokyo post for MoCo Loco is up, this time covering Isamu Noguchi‘s AKARI lights, Tidy‘s Swippy broom and dustpan, and the “Japan Design in Milano Salone 2009” exhibition.