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Design is easy.....?

Always on the look out for design/film/animation/photo taking inspiration - Oh, and travel ideas, (although anything in Japan will always win hands down for me). Currently based in the North East of Scotland.

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Japan - Week 2 part 2

Finally managed to cool down by visiting the Tokyo icebar in Shimbashi. This is becoming holiday tradition. :) Was fantastic though, after all that heat, even in strappy shoes! Then off to Ebisu for a Yebisu beer. We also visited some great print and digital design exhibitions. Roppongi's design hub had some great Japanese print work (Couldn't take photo's though, and the ICC's 'Open Space' exhibition in Shibuya had an interactive exhibition on, similar to the V&A;'s Decode earlier this year. My favourite was 'Tenth Sentiment' a tiny toy train with an LED light on it that went around a train track in a completely darkened room, passing everyday objects and making them throw weird, wonderful and scary shapes on the walls around you. Just brilliant. Finally the video shows the epic Shibuya crossing, often the crossing you see in photos and film footage of Tokyo. Every few minutes hundreds of people cross here from all angles - and navigating it can be a nightmare!

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Wendle says:

That's real ice in number 2!? They must have to replace that quite often!
I love number 4; it makes me dizzy :)

26th Jul 2010, 11:46

Caine says:

Fabulous! 5th one is my fave.

26th Jul 2010, 21:53

Nic says:

Yup, real ice. The whole place is kept at -5c or something, and they get the ice from Sweden apparently!

Thanks Caine, was taken in the hotel lobby, just one of the overhead lights, but I loved it, was like a sculpture.

27th Jul 2010, 11:52

Jane Doe says:

Just found your holiday pics - what a great set.

6th Aug 2010, 17:40

Nic says:

Thank you JD - all passed so quickly!

7th Aug 2010, 15:30

taniwha says:

Would love the ice bar. Have always wanted to visit the ice hotel too.

12th Aug 2010, 20:17

Dhamaka says:

gorgeous gorgeous

16th Aug 2010, 19:34