Sunday, January 31, 2010


Love the matching yellow rim. Shibuya.

Typical hotel view in Tokyo

Fixie in Aoyama

Super tight monkey in Ueno Japan

More of Grandbell Shibuya Hotel's goldfish.

Clean weird figure shop only in Shibuya...

Hey, it is Shibuya, go figure.

Friday, January 29, 2010


Full White Fuji in Tokyu Hands Shibuya. Got to love this store.

Max Toki, full double decker Bullet train, taking me back to Tokio.

White Niigata.

Grandbell Shibuya. Cheap but good design hotel. $150 per night.
video
Auto TOTO at Screen. I heard the band toto named after this brand...

Love this color design.

Chatley Lodge by AOC Architecture

Thursday, January 28, 2010


Kitano Suisan, Izakawa in Tsubame, Sanjyo, Niigata. Tasty Sakis.

Westside33. Beautiful hand made pan store. Just west of 33gendo hence the name. Darn cheap too.

33gendo. My favorite spot in Kyoto. 1K old 1K Buddhas are pure sublime.

efish cafe in Kyoto. Love the service, setting and goods they are selling.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


Lamp designed by Vinta. Looks like melting coco.

Phew, 0.5cm ground clearance. Tight.

every hotel room has a different theme


The Screen rm301, Kyoto, Japan

Palace gate, Kyoto 7:00

Giro Giro, Kyoto. Femi-O-san born 1980. One fixed menu, one fixed haircut per month. Fantastic people and taste buds. Darn cheap.

Osaka 7:00

Yakitori in Osaka. $50 Omakase, not bad.

The Screen room 301 Kyoto. Fantastic building, stuff, food and room design.

wow, flashlight as temporary? place holder.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


Oh yeah baby! Brilliant design ^o^

Monday, January 25, 2010


Carbon offset drink at Watami Osaka.

Pinball exhibit at SFO. I always enjoy this historical documentary displays. Very design oriented. Hope they have enough budget to catch up with my trip frequency.

Today's new tokyo tower at 281m. They say, it gonna exceed 600m. So its gonna double this? WOW.
from itoi 1101 on chances and new biz
 偶然だとか、奇遇だとか、
 いかにもありえないように思えることって、
 わりと何度も経験してませんか?
 「こんなこと、あるもんなんだねぇ」ということ、
 あるもんなんだ、と考え直したほうがいいかもしれない。

 あるもんですよ、なくはない。
 「偶然みたいなことって、よくあるぞ」ほんと。
 ぼくは、おそらく何十回も経験してます。
 世の中って、「偶然なんかない」という前提で、
 確率をもとにしていろいろ考えを組み立てているけれど、
 だからうまくいく、とも言えないわけで。
 「偶然みたいなこと」を、
 じょうずに考えに入れる方法って、
 もっとやってみたいと思うんですよね。
 あ、そうすると「ギャンブラー」って言われちゃうのか?

・目の前の小さいめんどくささから逃げるために、
 遠い夢を語る人って、けっこういますよね。
 それはやるもんじゃない、と思うんです、じぶんでは。
 でも、「偶然みたいなこと」を考えに入れるって、
 実はかなり現実的なんじゃないでしょうかねぇ。
 いや、ただのぼくの「考えちがい」かもしれないので、
 大声で言ったりはしませんけどさ。

・インスタントラーメンを専門的に出すラーメン屋とか、
 缶詰めを開けてそのまま出す居酒屋とか、
 それなりに成立しているらしいです。
 これは、けっこうおもしろいネタだと思うんです。
 いろーんなことが話しあえそうです。

cool pure design 70's Mangusta. I did not know the headlight work like dat.

Sunday, January 24, 2010


There is furniture exhibit at the basement of Pompidou now. I love that space. About 15 years ago, I saw Olivetti ID show there with Sottsass hand sketch etc. and was fantastic.

Saturday, January 23, 2010


amanfayun in China. I will check it out.

Friday, January 22, 2010


phat design, Harley.

amazing nut case clip

Fancy Chinese restaurant in SF. Cool exposed kitchen from street.
From Web: Charles Phan became famous for his outstanding, ingredient-driven Vietnamese cooking. At the new Heaven’s Dog, he pays homage to the noodle shops of northern China with a menu full of classic dishes.
Heaven's Dog
www.heavensdog.com

1148 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103-1515
(415) 863-6008

2 B Not 2 B


from web blog of Ikuzawa Mai. Just cool license plates from the UK.
"To be or not to be" (Hamlet, William Shakespeare).

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Nelson Sepulveda.  Chilean lives in Paris has amazing taste for basic and natural stuff.
http://www.atelierbelartcreation.com/
 

Pixi

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


Come on Mini, couldn't you do better window graphics?

Hotel Indigo in Patagonia Chile. Love to stay there if we go near.

Check this out. Enlarge this Buddha on your screen and reduce the window size the only 2/3rd of image is shown and scroll up and down. See the halo moves?

wow this new mazda side panel wave design... i am not sure it will catch the wave....

Said a house on a Cyprus. The beautiful climate, house... how do i get there to own and live place like this.

Do they lost touch designing super cool stuff? Candy bar is tough, isn't it? I help you.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


Imagine if Charlotte Perriand had this machine back in 20's, range of furniture might be different.

Monday, January 18, 2010


Acura might be the 1st to do kink on tail lamp but could be Audi... Anyway, I think Audi owns the shape now since they do it across the product line. So now, Acura, you want to be Audi or Honda...

interesting design watch.
Geoffrey Cooper's "Geocentric"

Exterior of the Ford looking like this. Not bad.

wow the stereo design took 6 years to see the light

weak prezo and contents by audi

Jawbone Butt design

great idea for bikers, Copenhagen.

from web:
The foot rest reads: "Hi, cyclist! Rest your foot here... and thank you for cycling in the city."

Life - A preview of the series. from Documentally on Vimeo.


lion clip is amazing

new jawbone BT. If it can be charged like shown here with stiffy cable, that is good design.

new jawbone BT. If it can be charged like shown here with stiffy cable, that is good design.