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Netdiver Best of the Year 2007


Kokokaka – selected as Top of the Year 2007

Netdiver Best of the Year are more than a yearly retrospective – or a trendy compendium. Netdiver shares the same space as TIME Best of the Year (via Google) and for an online sub-culture design magazine, which is quite awesome.

Review Netdiver’s 100 best of the best! These folks, whatever their disciplines are, create memorable and dazzling projects, taking us to uncharted territories where imagination, skill, talent abide – inciting to keep pushing forward.

Netdiver Best of the Year 2007
Netdiver is a digital culture magazine and luvs everything design!

Suspended Figure

Suspended Figure
Photo: Shuto Mikio

Ayako Maruta’s exhibit “Suspended Figure” is featured at 1F DIESEL DENIM GALLERY AOYAMA, Japan.

This is a space with the assemblage of cables and lamp shade, emulating the traditional space form of arch and column. Originally, the arch is built up from the ground, but this space has a column up in the air and the arch which doesn’t collapse even if cut off in mid-course. This is because what we see as the arch and column is only the assemblage of cables and lamp shades independently suspended from the ceiling. However, people have the image of familiar arch in this space, believing the lamp shade as decoration of the column, and notice the artificiality in the cut off part and column in the air. This sensation shows the intensity of stereotype or the image of the form that we all have.

Suspended Figure
Artist: Ayako Maruta / Curator: Masaaki Takahashi
Date: January 30th – August 17th, 2008
Address: 6-3-3 Aoyama Minatoku, Tokyo, Japan
Tel: 03-6418-5323
Open: 1F STORE 11:00-20:00 / 2F GALLERY 13:00-20:00

Subway maps for iPhone travellers

MetropoliPhone - Maps Menu

Metropoliphone is a site optimized for the iPhone that provides subway maps at your fingertips for quick reference. Once you open the maps you can zoom and pan them like you do with any other photo, making it easy and fun to view them.

MetropoliPhone - viewing a map

The creator collects the maps of different subway systems worldwide from the transport authority websites of these cities – so you don’t have to look them up. For the launch the cities included are London, New York, Paris, Shanghai, and Tokyo, among many others. More cities are being added regularly and there are plans to include bus maps soon.

Passion For The Possible

Sister Corita

A catholic run, artist, teacher, philosopher, political activist, and possibly one of the most innovative and unusual pop artists of the 1960’s, Corita Kent’s exhibition “Passion For The Possible” will be held at Circleculture Gallery in Berlin. Curated by Aaron Rose in Los Angeles.

Sister Corita: Passion For The Possible
Curated by Aaron Rose

Date: February 29th, 2008 – May 2008
Place: Circleculture Gallery
Address: Gipsstrasse 11, 10119 Berlin Mitte, Germany
Open: Mon-Sat / 13:00-18:00
Opening reception: February 28th 2008 19:00-

World Heritage Exhibit Built With LEGO Part-2

World Heritage Exhibit Built With LEGO

LEGO and the LEGO logo are trademarks of the LEGO Group.
© 2008 The LEGO Group.

The second charity art exhibits of world heritage “PIECE of PEACE – World Heritage Exhibit Built With LEGO -” has started at Shibuya PARCO in Tokyo. In addition to the world model pieces of world heritage built with Lego, the content “Love People” is included this time showing art messages from international artists from various fields. The theme is “my treasure to be carried down in the future”.

Artist: Rolito, Chisato Shinya (Kinpro), Candle JUNE, Seitaro Kuroda, Shozo Shimamoto, Jeffrey Fulvimari, Tycoon Graphics, Dainippon Type Organization, Michiko Tachimoto (colobockle), Shukou Tsuchiya, Anna Tsuchiya, Tomato, Kodue Hibino, Naoki Honjyo, Tomokazu Matsuyama, Matthew Waldman + Nooka, Lily Franky, LARRY from The World of GOLDEN EGGS, and more

PEACE of PEACE World Heritage Exhibit Built With LEGO Part-2
Date: 1st – 25th Feb, 2008
Place: Shibuya PARCO Part1 (VenueA 6F PARCO FACTORY/ VenueB B1F LOGOS GALLERY) #No holiday during the period.
Time: 10:00 – 21:00 (Last day until 18:00 / VenueA will be opened and closed 30 min. before)
Tickets: VenueA Adult 300yen, Elementary 100yen, Under Elementary Free / VenueB Free
Inquiries: 03-3477-5873 (PARCO FACTORY)
※The part of the sales of goods and tickets will be contributed to the world heritage activity by National Federation of UNESCO Associations in Japan.