12 Dec
From Japanese art to the appreciation of well shaped derrières

The second installment of our Best Of 2011 retrospective series focuses on the Top 10 Books of 2011, including photo-heavy coffee table books, research tomes and literature. From the history of menswear staples to Japanese art to modernist architecture to the appreciation of the well shaped derrière, there were a multitude of books published covering […]


23 Jun
Superflat creator opens UK exhibit Tuesday, June 28th

Superflat creator and artist extraordinaire Takashi Murakami will open his latest exhibit at the  Gagosian Gallery in London next Tuesday, June 28th. His retrospective show at the MOCA was one of the best ever exhibited at the seminal museum, and his exhibit at Chateau de Versailles last year made global headlines. This new exhibit will […]


28 Feb
Ivan Vartanian and Kyoko Wada connect the dots

In this 176 page book, Tokyo-based authors Ivan Vartanian and Kyoko Wada take a holistic view of Japanese art throughout its 5 millenniums of history and analyze common threads found throughout. See/Saw finds ways to unite such chronologically disparate themes as Giant Robots and ancient Samurai illustrations, or uniting Murakimi’s Superflat school of art with […]


21 Sep
Three new plush dolls from Murakami

Three new plush dolls from Takashi Murakami have hit Colette recently (I included the Rainbow Flower above only because he’s so rad). The Frazzled collection of stuffed plush toys include “Kaikai”, “Kiki” and “Mr Dob” from Murakami’s iconic superflat series, and have to be just about the perfect gift for any baby shower (check out […]


15 Sep
What you're missing if you do not live in Paris

UPDATE: If you want to see more of the exhibit, Flavorwire has a nice gallery to peruse. A beautiful peek at the current Takashi Murakami exhibit at Chateau de Versailles by OFIVE.TV. Very well shot, plus the soundtrack by Air doesn’t hurt…


12 Jun
Happy flowers, pandas and more!

I know saying you love Takashi Murakami is like saying you like Wes Anderson or Radiohead, but I really love Murakami. I remember when my friend gave me a Buddhafingers candy bar to munch on and we went to see the Murakami retrospective at MOCA, and I nearly lost my marbles. I was already an […]