Pecha Kucha

March 9, 2009

While in Australia last month I was fortunate enough to be invited to speak at the Brisbane chapter of Tokyo’s own Pecha Kucha. Held at one of the country’s finest venues, the Powerhouse, a crowd of about 300 gathered to hear me give a very speedy run through my take on the current creative climate in Tokyo and a little on what SET does. Big thanks to the organizers for letting me jump in at the last minute and my fan club in the front row. Very impressed with the standard of presentations and the talented people I met afterwards.

Greg@PK by Camera Obscura


Phonica Tokyo #6

February 20, 2009

Phonica Tokyo’s latest party keeps getting bigger and better, quality local DJ’s + residents Groovepatrol and Alex Einz, when they are not ripping it out of each other

they are ripping up the dance floors, ( I can’t believe I just wrote that, though it is 2.42 am and am in need of sleeep) anyway you can see the Phonica show bi monthly at Velours plus Phonica lounge propping up the big events around Tokyo on the off months !

http://phonica.diskobiskit.com/phonica.html

http://www.velours.jp/

Or you can join the Phonica Facebook group.


Take a Break at Nobi Beach House

February 20, 2009

If you are looking for a quick getaway you need to check out Nobi Beach House, just an hour from Tokyo on the local trains, Great place to chill for a weekend or so, 10 minute walk  from the beach and the mountains, and I do recommend trying Jude’s (the landlady) cooking !! Excellent.

 

Address:

5-4-29 Nobi, Yokosuka-shi, Kanagawa-ken

Nearest Station Keikyu Kurihama

Phone:

050.3103.4548 (IP landline)

080.3395.5157 (mobile – but the IP line gives better reception)

 

Directions:

By train –

Get on the Keikyu Line bound for Keikyu Kurihama or Misaki Guchi which is further down the line) from either Shinagawa or Yokohama Stations.

Get off at Keikyu Kurihama and wait for pick up outside the McDonalds !! Easy.


likemind tomorrow

October 16, 2008

SET is the co-host for likemind, an informal gathering of interesting people for a caffeine-fuelled exchange of creative ideas. It runs from 11.30 until about 1.30 and everyone is welcome to join us at the Rhythm Cafe in Shibuya for coffee and cupcakes.


Japan Miss Universe (after Party) 0308

August 12, 2008

 

3rd April 08

The Miss Universe after party, sponsored by Redbull.

Photo’s by SET


Tokyo Girls Collection 0308

August 12, 2008

 

HI guys this is what I wanted to put on here, I’m sure you have seen the pictures before, we will more than likely get a photo slot at the next one too. Are we seeing them again soon Greg ?

 

Mark

 

(15 March 2008

The Tokyo Girls collection is truly an event to witness, the best of Japans young essentially high street brands, eschewing the use of skinny European models in favor of girls who look like their customers, with a little extra cuteness thrown in.

This is a retailers and marketers dream a day long orgy of shows and stalls, and celebrity endorsements,  catering to 15,000 – 20,000 girls of influential age, with money to spend in a culture where looking and dressing like your friends means selling one dress probably actually means you will sell three.

And watch out for these ‘ordinary girl models’ regulars in magazines such as ViVi, CanCam, Ray and Glamourous, becoming minor celebs themselves holding sway as trend leaders in a huge market.

http://gw.tv/fw/shop/tgc/index.html )

 

The next event is 6th Sept 08