DESIGNART is taking over Tokyo from October 16th to 22nd. A new design and art platform co-established by PechaKucha Founders Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham. A big PechaKucha Night in Omotesando Hills, Tokyo on Monday 16th at 5pm will help launch the festival. Speakers include Lady Gaga’s shoe designer - Noritaka Tatehana, digital designer for U2, Jamiroquai, OKGO - Moritz Waldemeyer and Swedish design and architecture superstars Claesson Koivisto Rune. Super Model Ai Tomonaga and Danish Florist Nicolai Bergman will be opening the event. We are expecting a BIG crowd - it’s a free event - see you there!

"...distilling the essence of motorcycle for our clients, re-designing, re-building, and re-engineering and, along the way, pumping in as much coolness as we can."

In Its Not What You Ride, But How You Ride from Tokyo, Vol. 124 Matthew Roberts of Speedtractor Industries, a custom motorcycle and design studio in Tokyo, shares his passion for the true essence of motorcycle riding. With custom motorcycle design becoming ever more accessible, Matthew discusses how he guides clients to designing the bikes that are just right for them. 

A truly cool presentation!

“I believe in using design as a lens to take things apart, and then put them back together.”

Prolific graphic designer Ian Lynam speaks about his new book on design and culture: Parting it Out (now on Kickstarter). At PKN Tokyo Vol. 122 he describes what he feels are the main motivating factors behind great design.

Did you know? 75% of the world’s food comes from 12 plant and 5 animal species!

Trent McBride and Tao Romera Martinez introduce to us a service they’ve developed to expose people to real home-cooked cuisine. In “Tadaku” which happens to also be the name of their service, from PKN Tokyo Vol. 121, we hear not only about home-cooking, but also some fascinating facts about food from all over the world.

Joining us at Friday's PechaKucha Night Vol. 122 is our good friend Don Kratzer, who will be introducing us to the world of kamishibai -- he is also preparing a special "PechaKucha Mix." We will also welcome Erica Rosen and Shun Matsuzaka, to talk about the fantastic designs coming out of ENGIMON.

今週金曜日のペチャクチャナイト Vol. 122 に我らの友達 Don Kratzerをご招待。世界の紙芝居について紹介していただくだけでなく"PechaKucha Mix."バージョンを用意してくださいます。また Erica Rosen と Shun Matsuzakaもご招待。“ENGIMON 縁起門”のファッションデザインについて語っていただきます。

Don't forget, our PechaKucha Night Vol. 122, part of Global Night 2015, happens this Friday, February 20 at SuperDeluxe. Continuing with our presenter lineup, we're happy to welcome an old friend of PechaKucha, designer Ian Lynam, who will talk about a new book about graphic design he's producing. We also welcome Yasuyuki Fukatsu, who will talk about a special project he's working on.

グローバルナイト 2015の一部でもあるペチャクチャナイト Vol. 122は今週金曜日2月20日であることをお忘れなく! 今週最初のプレゼンターはペチャクチャの古き良き友達デザイナーの Ian Lynamです。製作中のグラフィックデザインの新作本について語ってくれます。また Yasuyuki Fukatsuに製作中のスペシャルプロジェクト「ダンボッコ」について語っていただきます。

At next week's PechaKucha Night Vol. 122 (Friday, February 20 at SuperDeluxe), we'll be introduced to the wonderful world of bonsai by designer Takehiro Shiozu. We'll also be joined by architect Takuto Sando (Tsubame Architects), who will give us a tour of his firm's recent projects.

来週のペチャクチャナイト Vol. 122 (2月20日金曜日@SuperDeluxe)に盆栽デザイナー 塩津丈洋をご招待。また建築家Takuto Sando (ツバメアーキテクツ)をご招待。最近のプロジェクトツアーに連れて行ってくれます!

Creativity isn’t new, creativity as old as mankind!
Creativity isn’t special, it isn’t unique — it’s in all of us.

Why do we let ourselves un-learn creativity?

Steve Baker has a lot of thoughts on the idea of creativity -- even though he doesn't much like the word -- and in “Un-Learning Creativity” from PKN Tokyo Vol. 121 he spends some time sharing those thoughts, before introducing a new project he's currently launching called Project ESIN.

At Wednesday's PechaKucha Night Vol. 121, we'll be introduced to the wonderful art and installations of Masashige Iida. Also joining us will be Irish designer and furniture maker Joseph Walsh.

水曜日のペチャクチャナイト Vol. 121にて、Masashige Iidaの素晴らしいアートとインスタレーションをご紹介。またアイルランドのデザイナーかつ家具メーカーであるJoseph Walshをご招待。

At next week's PechaKucha Night Vol. 121 (Wednesday, January 28), James Greer from London will present his interesting new take on classical music. Masaki Yamazaki will take us on his "Tour de Design."

来週のペチャクチャVol. 121 (1/28(水))に ロンドンよりJames Greer が興味深い新しいクラシカルミュージックについてプレゼンしていただきます。また Masaki Yamazaki が "ツール・ド・デザイン"に連れて行ってくれます!