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Reason Behind Forms


I’ve been a longtime fan and supporter of the work of Nosigner (aka¬†Eisuke Tachikawa, whose monicker is now the name of his firm), covering many of his early works in my “On Design” column and elsewhere, and it makes me happy to see that he’s gotten to a point where he’s headlining his own show at the Ginza Graphic Gallery (“Reason Behind Forms,” running this month until October 31). One of the main installations in the show is what you see pictured, which represents all of the technology that has been engulfed within the iPhone. There’s more to see in this Spoon & Tamago post.

Architecture Art Events

Woods of Net

For the Hakone Open-Air Museum, Tezuka Architects created the “Woods of Net,” a permanent pavilion for net artist Toshiko Horiuchi Macadam — ArchDaily posts a few photos of the installation. Via

Architecture Events

Bamboo Forest and Huts with Water

Designboom takes a look at the Ryuichi Ashizawa Architects‘ “Bamboo Forest and Huts with Water” installation, presented earlier this year as part of the “Aqua Metropolis” event in Osaka.


Night Color Series with Cornelius

For its new “Night Color” series of black appliances, Panasonic enlisted Cornelius to create music for a special installation at Tokyo Designer’s Week. I didn’t get to see it because I didn’t want to wait in line, but now we get to see a video of it. Via Patrick Benny.

Design Events

Tokyo Reflections

I haven’t seen it myself — hell, I haven’t seen much of anything over the past three months — but Cheungvogl‘s “Tokyo Reflections” interactive installation on the JR platforms at Tokyo station looks like an interesting one. I found out about it through this post over at Designboom — where you can read more details about the project — but there doesn’t seem to be any mention of when it ends.

Art Design Events

Urbanized Typeface

PSFK covers Takahiro Yamaguchi’s “Urbanized Typeface: Shibuya 08-09,” and interactive installation that presents a typeface he created by riding his GPS-equipped bike. It’s presented as part of the ICC’s yearlong “Open Space 2009” exhibition.