Saturday, September 30, 2006

Kong: monstrously fun shopping in Mexico City

Kong Design Store & Gallery is a relatively new (opened this year) retail space at the corner of Colima 143 and Córdoba st. in la colonia Roma, Mexico City. The shop is owned by Hula+Hula (Quique Ollervides & Cha!), Clarisa Moura, and well known artist, Dr. Alderete.

Here's what the four owners have to say about Kong:

At Kong we like t-shirts, records, toys, badges, books, comic books, magazines, furniture, photographs, posters and rock & roll. We like to design, look at and own things that make us happy... Things from around the globe, and of course from Mexico. Kong is a store and a gallery where we pretend to exhibit the best hand picked shows featuring illustration, poster graphics, design, street art, etc.

Click here to visit Kong online.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Guide to design and pop culture in Tokyo

Thanks to a tip from a good friend, I learned about this great blog by Jean Snow, who "lives and breathes design and pop culture in Tokyo -- sustained by an unhealthy addiction to magazines and frequent visits to his favorites cafes." Among Jean's impressive list of doings is his recently started new podcast series called Tokyo Boy, "which are recordings done while out and about in the city, recorded on my iPod with the iTalk recorder."

Friday, September 01, 2006

Vanuatu is "fun"

The Original Bali Hai

New York Times
August 27, 2006

I'm pleased to report that these islands are indeed full of nodding palms and crisp reefs and all that tropical eye candy that makes for a great brochure. But more than that, the place is interesting. And fun. And stunningly hospitable.

here for the rest of the article.