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CARBON OFFSET (entire west gallery exhibition)

November 27th, 2010 Nigel No comments

The brainchild of life-loving Hidenobu  Takegaki

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and featuring the commendable and demonstrative work of the following artists until next thursday……

Teppei Ikehira & Kanae Briandent of Office Bacteria, Kaori Sakurai, Kazunori Sadahiro,Naoko Shimojo of Danke Schoen (thankyou for the cookie!) Keisuke Sagiyama,Ayako Tanaka,Kaneko of Daidesign Office Caramel & Oki …………..

AND THE AMAZING ORGANIC BEATBOX MAN!

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FROM DFG! DREAMERS PROJECT!!

November 25th, 2010 Nigel 1 comment

check this out at

http://trustart.org/projects/104-dreamers/chapters/46?i=3

To all our dear Friends in Tokyo, and friends to be

We are sending this email to remind you of Sunday’s gathering.

The most important thing is that we will have a chance to meet and be

part of something together.  And that we will help spread an important

message:  all positive human history is the history of people dreaming

together.

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday. We are meeting at harajuku

bridge at 12;00 and then walking together into yoyogi park for the

shoot.   It will be an enchanted forest of dreamers.

See you there,

Jose, Justin, and Seth

PS: wear white! :)

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SPECIAL EXHIBITOR’S MENU!!

November 25th, 2010 Nigel No comments

IF you are exhibiting at DFG why not take advantage of our special rate “Exhibitor’s Plate” ?

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PORK & KIMUCHI NOODLE ………

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FRIED NOODLE & SAUTEED SHRIMP

BOTH PLATES AVAILABLE TO EXHIBITORS FOR JUST ¥525 !!

(contact DFG staff for details!)

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CARBON OFFSET ENTIRE GALLERY ECO EXHIBITION!

November 25th, 2010 Nigel No comments

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This entire west gallery exhibition is in the process of setting up right now so until we bring you more interviews and reports here’s just a taste!

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IKA “IKA TEN 2″, E:301-302

November 24th, 2010 admin No comments

IMG_3907I’m glad I caught the “Ika Ten 2″ before its ending tomorrow.  Two artists I met were really nice and patient with me through my broken Japanese.  Isn’t that sweet?  The first person I met was Osamu Takabatake.  He told me his inspiration for his pictures comes from his memories as a child.  He’s a really funny guy, I asked him if that was his hand around the toy rabbit (above) and he told that it wasn’t but that he was the toy rabbit!  He also told me his favorite thing about the Design Festa Gallery is all the different kinds of art that are being displayed. I asked him what he wanted to do in the future and he proudly answered: assistant TV director. I thought that was cool, maybe he’ll produce his own show in the future, watch out for him!

Osamu's pictures

Osamu's pictures

Osamu's pictures

Osamu's pictures

Next, I met another artist who had more whimsical designs.  She was also very nice. She told me her inspirations stems from the living and the dead, fashion, music, and art…a whole mix of things.  She’s been to the gallery five or six times but this is her first exhibit.  She hopes to draw forever and eventually have a solo exhibit.

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Both artists!

Both artists!

Good luck to both of you!
IKA “IKA TEN 2″ – E301 + E302 From Nov.18(Thu) – Nov.25(Thu)!

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Visitors!

November 24th, 2010 admin No comments

So in case I didn’t mention it before my name is Christine and I am the foreign intern. I’ve been writing updates on the blog since September and I also do the english twitter at times (check it out here).  I am studying abroad in Tokyo and (like mentioned above) I am an intern here at Design Festa.  I’d say I have the coolest internship in the world (especially in my program) and so my friends like to come and visit the gallery, by now they are pretty much regulars.  Today my friends from my host university came to visit the gallery. Yu and Kaori:

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They went to Design Festa vol. 32 earlier this month (if you didn’t go to the vol. 32 make sure to check out vol. 33 in May!) and said they would come visit the gallery soon.  Today was the day. Yu told me she’s seen a picture of the gallery in black and white so when she’s saw it in person she was blown away. She said “…the red piping…I was so surprised.”  She likes how she can interact with an artists in person.  “I want to see inside their minds, they have their own world that we can’t imagine.” Kaori agreed, she said she was very impressed by the gallery. She feels the artists here are genius because art is their mind”. She went on to say how she felt each picture gave her a feeling of warmth and kindness.  She says “it is all connected to the mind”.

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WELL DONE KEIO UNIVERSITY!!!

November 23rd, 2010 Nigel No comments

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upon completion of their entire west gallery 2nd floor exhibition ending today! Thank you all and see you again soon!

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