I’m a huge fan of the Tokyo-based toy and graphic design collective Devilrobots. I’ve paid specific tribute to them on these pages a couple of times, which you can see here and here. And in May, 2012 I got to visit the Devilrobots’ offices in Tokyo and hang out with Kotohiro Nishiyama, who is really [...]
My friends took me to lunch today. We went to my favorite noodle and donburi shop… The green tea was beautiful. I wanted to get in it like it was a hot onsen bath… My favorite lunch is oyakodon. I had a giant bowl all to myself. I was very hungry… After [...]
I am midway between 48 and 49 and still enchanted with and charmed by toys. I suppose in a perfect world I would be over my love of toys by now. But I don’t want to live in that world. Happiness is where you find it, even it it’s in a bit of plastic or [...]
Every picture tells a story, and with me the story is usually boredom. I’ve been shooting photographs of varying interest and quality since 1975. That was the year my father brought two brand-new Olympus SLR cameras to our home in Richardson, Texas, after one of his first business trips to Tokyo, Japan. The cameras, an [...]
Hello. It seems nice today. My friends. We have been cold. We tire of the winter. Where does the warm come from? We are not sure. Then we look. And we decide. ¥▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬¥▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬¥ *Author’s note—Devilrobots is a Tokyo graphic- and toy-design team that created the figures pictured, which are part of their very large “To-Fu [...]
Quite often the thing you need to do…. ….is the last thing you usually consider. And that is: Always watch out for the toys.