#japan


Natsumi Hayashi, Float-ography

Nat­sumi Hayashi is a Tokyo-based pho­tog­ra­pher who started a series of lev­i­tat­ing self-portraits. I, myself, have been tag­ging these (i.e. “jump” shots) in my Flickr col­lec­tion. I’ve been encour­ag­ing friends and fam­ily to do this often as its just an escape from the norm. Though it’s some­what dis­tant from what Nat­sumi Hayashi has done with her series, it’s nice to see her col­lec­tion and work.

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“ill-ocano” — An Adobe Illustrator Warmup

I’ve been doing some exper­i­men­ta­tion with Adobe Edge this past week since it’s pre­view release on Mon­day. I fig­ure to have a break, and do some exer­cises with Adobe Illus­tra­tor. Hence, the above: “ill-ocano”.

The Ilo­cano or Ilokano peo­ple are the third largest Fil­ipino eth­no­lin­guis­tic group. Aside from being referred to as Ilo­canos, from “i”-from, and “looc”-bay, they also refer to them­selves as Sam­toy, from the Ilo­cano phrase “sao mi ditoy”, mean­ing ‘our lan­guage here.’ The word “Ilo­cano” came from the word “Iloco” or “Yloco.“1

Yes, it looks like the spelling is off, but the expla­na­tion of why it is so and the exer­cise is right after the jump.

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  1. Source via Wikipedia []

Original Fake — KAWS Storm Troopers

Sick! Oh man, KAWS rocks. Here’s some tid­bits via Fresh­ness Mag:

To antic­pate the bed­lam this Sat­ur­day, Sep­tem­ber 27th on the release of KAWS’ Storm Trooper fig­ure. The Orig­i­nal Fake flag­ship in Aoyama dis­trict of Tokyo pub­lished a guide­line to keep the event orderly. Pur­chaser must be 15 years old or older, and must be able to present a valid iden­ti­fi­ca­tion at the event. A lot­tery sys­tem will be imple­mented start­ing 9 am. This will only give cus­tomer a fair chance to enter the store. But the figure’s avail­abil­ity will still be on a first-come, first-serve basis. Rumor has it fans are already lin­ing up around the store front.

Geez. These will be gone quick.

Orig­i­nal Fake
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