Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Memo Clip

 "Speech is silver, silence is golden" is no longer true in this increasingly globalizing world.  ますますグローバル化する世界にあって、「雄弁は銀、沈黙は金」はもはや通用しません。

Monday, May 27, 2013

Tribute to Elsken

Just my little tribute to Ed van der Elsken, a photographer whom I greatly admire. 我が写真の師、エド・ヴァン・デル・エルスケンに捧ぐ。

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

That's Life

I love this song so much, especially the one sung by Frank Sinatra. 

Monday, May 20, 2013

Shoji Motor Corporation

Ty-Rap cable ties come in handy not only for tying things together but also for shaping forms. In fact, they are an essential part of the design of this miniature car, which, as usual, is made of common parts and materials.  タイラップは結束に加え、形を造る上でも重宝します。このミニカーもタイラップがデザインの鍵になっています。部材は例によって、どれもありふれたものです。

Caterham Super Seven Roadsport, a beautiful car, really. 

Friday, May 17, 2013

Deep-sea Fish

What do you associate a tea strainer with?  紅茶漉し器で何を連想しますか?

This is what I came up with. 僕の場合はこう。

I especially like the tail fin made of a wristwatch band, which moves from side to side.  腕時計のバンドで作った尾びれが気に入っています。左右にリアルに動きます。

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Rubber Finger Cot Gecko

"Use materials for what they are, without cutting, curving and painting" is a rule that I follow when making assemblages. 「材料はありのまま使う。切ったり、削ったり、塗ったりしない」というのが僕の信条です。

Somehow, a gecko came up in my mind when I was fiddling with rubber finger cots. 指サックをいじっていたら、なぜかヤモリが頭に浮かびました。

A nice combination, isn't it?  LOL なかなかいい組み合わせでしょ?

Monday, May 13, 2013

Imaginary Mosquito

Music has always been an essential element in my work. This time, Lyle Mays’ “Street Dreams” has turned an imaginary mosquito into a real one.  僕にとって、音楽はいつも制作の糧。今回はライル・メイズの「ストリート・ドリームス」から想像上の蚊が具象化しました。

Sunday, May 12, 2013

I'll be back!

A well-known line from "The Terminator"  ご存じ、ターミネーターの決め台詞。

Just an example of how to create a mechanical hand from common parts and materials. 

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Breaking New Ground

Last night’s concert by the Keith Jarrett Trio was absolutely outstanding, giving me refreshing perspectives and ideas.


Monday, May 6, 2013

Scuba Diver

This is what I started with… a vintage Canon 50 mm viewfinder.   
はじまりはこれ。年代もののキャノン50 mm用ファインダー。

 I really enjoyed letting my imagination run wild, using the right brain.  

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Robot Clown


I got a piece of USB-PS/2 mouse adapter.


And it turned into a clown as I listened to Tatsuro Yamashita's "Circus Town."


It's a song released back in '79 but it sill revs me up!