cjb_, cool, design, fashion, harajuku, kakoi, street photography, streetwear, tokyo, tokyo hipster
conveninece - i keep walking past 'gangs of padlock-boxes' [insert collective noun//insert locktype name] chained to vacant rental apartments around town. the estate agent provides you with the lock combination's so that you can take out the key and access the property by yourself. amazing, no more awkward property viewings with estate agents, whilst also giving passers by a sense of how many apartments are currently available for rent.
treasure hunt - amoeba
records, largest independent record store in the world; these guys are cool! the fifteen minutes i had was just nowhere near enough time to investigate even a fraction of what they have. check them out if you are in town.
graphics - news just in from the newly weds! the wedding of the summer in ye old newspaper format and summed up with some awesome infographics has just dropped into my american letterbox. good on you guys...i just hope you didn't spend too much of your time in thailand putting it together...haha
it's in the details - the standard hotel cover pretty much ever need and impulse you might have in their mini-bar. umbrellas, gum and even boardies in their vending machine downstairs. i'm impressed i managed to contain myself to just eating the oreos. the carpet was pretty funky too! it's a great place to stay if you get sent over to la-la land.
advertising - so i saw this photo in the hollywood/max factor museum last week. in our tour guides words 'apparently this is about a 100 year old shot of hollywoodland. it was a sign for a real estate developer that went by that name and i'm told the mayor requested they lost the 'land' from their company name as they didn't want to give them free advertising'*...the rest as they say is history
*of course, i'm open to challenges if this was a q.i. moment
think beyond yourself - so when did sony just start getting annoying, let me rephrase that, i wonder how many times they have come close to going 'universal' and then decided to remain annoyingly closed garden. it's funny that whenever i am up against a deadline and sony are involved my stress usually jumps through the roof. their lack of connectivity to my mac world in anyway is very frustrating, be it video, photo, leads, SD cards or whatever. maybe i just grew out of their my-first-sony approach to everything. 残念です。