Fashion Games

Meat Bun DX

Some great new tees from Meat Bun this week, or rather, new DX versions of their most popular designs. I really dig the four name model, now in classic Famicom colors (I have the original white on red).

Art Design Fashion

Freitag vs. Mori Art Museum

Freitag will be launching a limited series of collaboration bags with some of the world’s top museums — “Freitag Limited Art Edition” — including the Mori Art Museum. Those bags will go on sale online and at the MAM on August 13. See this post at Dezeen for more details on the project.

Art Magazines

Audrey at Creators Inn

Audrey, my fellow Radio OK Fredder, was in Gothenburg earlier this summer, and stayed at the CREATORS INN by Elvine with her daughter Liliyo — here’s a short interview she did for their blog. CREATORS INN is a cool project by Jesper, with the idea of “offering free short-term accomodations for visiting creators.”



Chin Music Press’ latest release, Oh!, looks like another interesting release from the indie publisher. The title is a mystery novel by Japanese-American novelist Todd Shimoda, and features artwork by his wife Linda — here’s a good look at some of the interior pages. Make sure to check out the book’s official site for more details.


No More NaniBird Batches

That’s not to say that there are no more NaniBird skins coming out, but Josh has decided that instead of waiting and releasing collections of designs together as batches, he will now be posting them as he gets them. He’ll still put together compilation batches though, for those who prefer to get them all in one go. The last few that were added are a bird by French designer Tougui and three by Italian designer Ivan Ricci.

Pictured above, Tucky, a collaboration between Josh and Dolly Oblong.


Happening in Tokyo

  • Philippe Chatelain‘s terrific “Sound Gardening” event is happening for a second time at the Kyosumi-Teien Ryotei Tea Pavilion this Wednesday (July 15). Reservations need to be made in advance — see details here.
  • Today’s your last chance to catch the 3-day “Zine’s Mate” book fair, at Gyre and Vacant in Harajuku.
  • The next “Tokyo Garden Party” — casual summer networking events — is Thursday (July 16, 19:00-21:00) at the Kudan Kaikan Beer Garden.
Architecture Design

Bakako’s Renewed Apartment

Tokyo architects Bakako recently renovated their apartment, and Design*Sponge takes us on a tour of the before and after. Quite the change!

Art Events Toys

Kappa Machine

Pictured above, Matt Alt‘s glorious Kappa Machine at prototype stage. Matt created the figure for the “Kappa Exhibition” in Ikebukuro (runs until July 21), and he’s put up a post describing all the work that went into creating the green mech — and yes, you get to see the final version.

Design MoCo Loco

This Week at MoCo Loco

This week’s Tokyo post for MoCo Loco is up, this time covering D-BROS‘ Hope Forever Blossoming flower vases, Harac’s Casta, I’mD’s Bew kitchen tray and mat, and a Sori Yanagi retrospective at the Yokohama Museum of Art.

Events Meta Photography

Polaroid Portraits, Part Two

As I was hoping, Remo ended up adding a few more sets to his “Polaroid Portraits” project at Monday’s PauseTalk (Vol. 33), and as you can see above, I was finally added to the mix. To my right, Andrew, art director extraordinaire of Arcade Mania and Yokai Attack, and editor of the brand spanking new The Otaku Encyclopedia.

Below: Joe, pictured in front of the works he was showing at the cafe, and Sophie, who gave us a look at a beautiful zine she put together for this weekend’s “Zine’s Mate” book fair — her zine will be sold at the Vacant location.