Archive for May, 2012

FRAMED Digital Art Display and Marketplace Video

Sunday, May 20th, 2012

framed by tha ltd. tokyo

The team at Tha Ltd., a creative interactive design studio based in Tokyo, released an interesting product called FRAMED. FRAMED is not merely a display panel to show art. This 55″ High Definition LED display panel comes equipped with a  2.3 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, built-in HD camera, stereo speakers and high definition microphone for interactivity. According to Tha Ltd. FRAMED “Is a new category of interior device which allows digital art to illuminate the space with ease of hanging a painting or an art piece” and “a platform for new art forms”. FRAMED GALLERY, an online marketplace for FRAMED allows owners of the device to instantly purchase and collect exclusive artwork from artists around the world.  The FRAMED display costs about ¥1.2 million JPY (over $14,000 USD) while each interchangeable piece of art being around $300 USD, depending on the piece.

Here’s a video from CSCOUT showing a demo of FRAMED.


Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

Cogoo, a bicycle sharing service based in Tokyo, Japan created the prototype for Turntable Rider, a kit that turns any BMX bike into a DJ mix pad and instrument. The video shows Japanese pro BMX rider Kotaro, DJ BAKU, and friends creating a mix by performing tricks on their bike.

“The bike wheels, become jog wheels.
The handbrakes, become sound pads.
Mix and scratch at will.
When you begin to ride, surely a new world is waiting for you.
Now let’s share. Bicycle. Music. A new culture”

Cogoo plans on producing Turntable Rider for the masses once they reach 5900 Facebook “Likes” on their website here.

For more information of TURNTABLE RIDER


TURNTABLE RIDER created by COGOO とは、自転車をターンテーブルに転換する世界初のデジタル自転車アクセサリー。1台の自転車をシェアすることから生み出される前代未聞のバイクミュージックパフォーマンス­をシェアしよう。

「ターンテーブルライダーとは 自転車を楽器に転換する画期的な拡張デバイスです。


“Chandelier Boy” by Naoshi chosen as Cover for New Poetry Book

Monday, May 14th, 2012


Naoshi’s “Chandelier Boy” is the cover for Marchan Ouellet’s new poetry book.

カナダの出版社・MARCHAND DE FEUILLESより発売されたMartin Ouelletの詩集の表紙にシャンデリアボーイを使っていただきました。