Category: General

  • State of the Blog

    Back when this blog was the most active, I liked to kick off the new year with a post that shared some of my intentions for the coming year. Although it included things I wanted to do with the blog, it went beyond that, and would lay out projects that I was hoping to make…

  • PSFK on Future of Health

    I’m a big fan of what Piers has been doing over the years at PSFK — both with the site, but also through the reports and talk events he organizes — and just wanted to give a heads-up to their latest project, a special report for Unicef on the future of health. As Piers tells…

  • TGS

    The Traveling Gas Shop at Picasso 347 in Shibuya. Update: As far as what is found at the shop, it doesn’t differ much from the stuff you’re used to seeing elsewhere from GAS (the books and DVDs, as well as tees), but the space is quite nice, especially the wall with their Shoppingbag display (pictured…

  • Makoo

    Neat cubic puzzles from Japanese artists, also at Tower Records.

  • Moleskines

    Moleskine exhibition at Tower Records in Shibuya. You can put some gloves on and leaf through them.

  • Wearing 2002

    Dug up this old Muji tee from 2002 today which I haven’t in ages — an oldie but goodie. Also, I’m listening to latest The New Pornographers album, and loving it.


    At the Mitsubishi Electric-sponsored DCROSS cafe, near Maru Biru. I was going to go to the Dragonfly Cafe, but it didn’t look too inviting — very sparse, almost clinical, interior. Update: I was really disappointed by that Dragonfly Cafe. I quite like the one in Aoyama, and often go there (and bring people along), and…

  • Brutus at Maru Biru

    A Brutus taste-testing event at Maru Biru. Update: They also had a counter where they were selling past issues of the magazine.

  • Atelier Muji

    Atelier Muji is currently covering environmental issues. Update: This picture was of course taken at the Yurakucho Muji, but my big Muji surprise for the day was when I got back to Ikebukuro and went to another Muji to buy something (a mixer) and saw a foreigner working at a register! She was blonde, and…

  • Tigers GameCube

    Oh my — a Hanshin Tigers GameCube! Update: I spotted this at the Sofmap in Yurakucho (under the Muji store).