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A LIFETIME OF POLKADOTS

I was in Palm Springs last month and came across the Louis Vuitton store that had a window display by Yayoi Kusama, the Japanese artist who is obsessed with polkadots, repeating patterns, and intense colors. Here’s an example of the display with Yayoi Kusama in the middle (can you believe she’s in her 80’s?):

Unfortunately I can’t afford anything from the collaboration line between Vuitton and Kusama. I just wish I could have some of those polkadot tentacles from the window display!

Here is a retrospective video from the Tate museum that shows highlights from her work:

 

 
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Posted by on September 13, 2012 in art, fun, shopping

 

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COLD FISH

This was a quite interesting movie. It’s Japanese, from 2011. The main character is a weak-willed fish-shop owner whose life gets entangled with a serial killer’s life. The man is totally helpless against the killer’s strong, domineering personality, and becomes an unwilling accomplice to several murders.

If you like tropical fish there are some pretty specimens in the movie. Also, because I have a twisted sense of humor, a “blood wrestling” scene near the end of the film that I thought was quite funny, although I don’t know if ┬áit was supposed to be.

 
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Posted by on June 5, 2012 in movies

 

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THIS ROBOT IS COOLER THAN YOU

This robot can solve a Rubik’s cube. I can’t. I like how it’s showing off its accomplishment proudly at the end.

 
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Posted by on March 2, 2012 in fun, geekery

 

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AUTOMATED ICE CREAM DISPENSER

The Japanese are awesome. I want this in my house.

 
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Posted by on March 2, 2012 in food and drink, fun, geekery

 

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STRAY CAT ROCK: SEX HUNTER

Apparently this is the third in a series of “Stray Cat Rock” movies from Japan in the late 60’s and early 70’s. This one is from 1970. I shall share some nice quotes from it that I think sum up the quality of the movie.

Baron: “I bought you a cool leather jacket.”
Mako: “I ripped it up”
Baron: “Perfume too. Dior’s Diorissimo.”
Mako: “Smashed the bottle.”

“When bitches get in heat like this, they get all reckless.”

“Can’t find them.” Well maybe if you took your sunglasses off at night you’d be able to see well enough to spot them.

 

 
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Posted by on April 7, 2011 in movies

 

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