Headed to China and Japan

Posted on September 4, 2009 Under Travel

Remember last year when I went to Mainland China and Japan? I'm going again"“ leaving on Sunday (and checking out the new Cathay Pacific Seats on my way there). Speaking of which, I should probably start packing, eh? The primary purpose…

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Zakka Brooklyn

Posted on July 7, 2009 Under Design

Nestled beneath the Manhattan Bridge overpass in the DUMBO area of Brooklyn is a haven for fans of Japanese art and subculture. It's called Zakka, and it's home to an awesome array of art books and more. We're talking tomes…

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Shinichi Maruyama

Posted on June 15, 2009 Under Art

Loving Japanese photographer Shinichi Maruyama's shots of ink and water. Check it out. Via Form Fifty Five

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Eepmon Tours Tokyo 2009

Posted on May 20, 2009 Under Art

My very talented friend Eepmon has created a nice little site showing off all his tour dates and shows this month in Tokyo. Check it out, some gorgeous pieces like none of his work prior are on display, like this…

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Louis Vuitton and Takashi Murakami x QR Code

Posted on April 17, 2009 Under Life

How many of you know what to do with the image to the left? Hopefully most of you. Aside from identifying it as Murakami work, it's a QR code for your mobile phone. QR (quick response) codes are like the…

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Eeepmon Goes Big In Japan

Posted on April 15, 2009 Under Art

While most artists struggle to be big in the States, others strive for the glory of being big in Japan after they've flopped in America.  Of course, that isn't really the case with (our dear friend) the Canadian-born multi-disciplinary artist eepmon…

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Publik Japan

Posted on April 14, 2009 Under Design

Designs by Genevieve Gauckler, Eero Aarnio, Parra, and more make up the bulk of what Publik has to offer. The Japanese venture pulls together the talents of an international crew of artists to bring us tote bags, bandanas, and not…

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Solar Powered Ionic Toothbrush

Posted on April 1, 2009 Under Gadgetry

The future is here! In this utopia we don't have to use toothpaste and our toothbrushes are solar powered -- two huge leaps for mankind. A Japanese company has developed a toothbrush that uses ions to remove plaque and cleans…

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Posted on March 6, 2009 Under Design

Tokyo has been a city bursting with innovative design for years, and when husband and wife team Mike and Yuri Albertson (he's a product designer, she's a graphic designer) moved there from New York, their leather and paper company Postalco…

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Cyndi Lauper: Girls Just Wanna Set Your Heart Mash-Up

Posted on January 27, 2009 Under Music
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