What a week. This was certainly the busiest design week I’ve ever had, and I barely even saw anything. All the work was of course because of the very big — and very successful — PechaKucha Night we produced as … Continue reading →
I’ve been blogging for 10 years. Yesterday (September 4) marked the 10th anniversary of this blog — here’s the very first post. I’ve been writing on the web for longer than that though. Soon after I moved to Japan, I … Continue reading →
Today is “On Design” day (the last Tuesday of the month), and that means that my monthly column is in today’s edition of The Japan Times, and online here. What’s “On Design”? It’s a column that I’ve been writing for the … Continue reading →
My “On Design” column for May is in today’s edition of The Japan Times, and can also be read online here. Pictured above, a piece from Kyouei‘s “form of the function” jewelry collection.
The latest edition of my “On Design” column is in today’s Japan Times, and it can be read online here. Pictured above, the Hinoki no Hakimono clogs from Mizutori.
My “On Design” column for The Japan Times is in today’s issue (March 28), or you can read it online here. Pictured above, Normal‘s new Vivid series, designed by Tokyo-based Ross McBride.
I know it’s been slow going these days here, and oh how I wish I could share with you some of the cool things we’re developing on the PechaKucha front, but that’ll have to wait for a bit. One fun … Continue reading →
Today is March 11, which marks the anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan both with its initial impact, and with the nuclear scare that followed, and that continues to worry us. Last year, about a month after … Continue reading →
Jean Snow is Executive Director of the PechaKucha organization. He also helps run the PechaKucha Night in Tokyo -- please get in touch if you are interested in presenting at a future event. For a more intimate salon-like discussion group, join him at his monthly PauseTalk event.
A longtime resident of Tokyo, he lives and breathes design, pop culture, and gaming, sustained by an unhealthy addiction to magazines and frequent visits to his favorites cafes. He has reported on these obsessions for various online/offline publications, including the following: Time, Inside (Australian Design Review), Gizmodo, Gridskipper, Kotaku, 1UP, Tokyo Q, Superfuture, OK Fred, Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel, I.D. (International Design), Metropolis, Azure, MoCo Loco, Kateigaho International Edition, Wired's Game|Life, PingMag, CNNGo, Phaidon, and The Japan Times.