Led by Pharrell Williams, the film Tokyo Rising documents the capital of Japan’s innovative and unique approach to culture and the resilience it has shown since the devastating earthquake which took place in March 2011.
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.
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.
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.