Thursday, November 30, 2006

Virtual Haptic-ness

December marks the start of a new theme at Open For Design: touch. My first post on this topic talks about the strikingly tactile world of LocoRoco.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Fantastic plastic

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday in the US, my post this week at Open For Design is up early. About me, gachapon, and how plastic has heart.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Designboom Mart report

Designboom's photo report of the Mart at 100% Design Tokyo is online, with links for individual booths. Here's the link to mine.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Site update

I wanted to make some functional adjustments to my website, and multi-maker Johan Rooms made it happen. Thanks Johan!

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Open for Design

In the hullabaloo of events the past few weeks, I neglected to mention the new online project I've joined as a weekly style blogger, updating on Thursdays (Fridays in Japan).

Open for Design launched on November 1 as a multidisciplinary dialogue about contemporary design in the form of a blog, sponsored by MSN and Infiniti. The format consists of monthly themes with feature stories and bi-weekly blog entries by practising artists or designers in four categories: style, living, art and tech. The inaugural theme is "Craft: The resurgence of the human hand in a mass-market world." Check it out.

Monday, November 06, 2006

A few views from the booth at 100% Design

It was a crazy week - exhausting but fun - filled with interesting people and nice stuff. Thank you to designboom, 100% Design and everyone who dropped by. Special thanks to Yuki, Yuko and Huschang.

Jean Snow meets th’ rezidents (above).

Birgit Lohmann from designboom (above).

Addendum Three more, courtesy of Designboom.

Chatting with Tom Dixon.

Woman inspecting Rezident Ginger, perhaps trying to decide whether she should let him tote her stuff around or cut him up and make him into a toy.