New Space

March 7, 2006

Survived the travels of February.

Ate some great seafood in Hokkaido, had a blast with the ADC in New York, and we pulled off a great release party with the help of many others (Rebuilding Together, Press Street, The Saturn Bar) in New Orleans.

And just as soon as I got back to Tokyo I received a call from a friend informing me of a new collaborate workspace in the middle of Tokyo.

Jet lagged, I stumbled over to inspect the next morning and signed on almost immediately.

Situated in the heart of the city, right next to the quaintly controversial Yasukuni Shrine, Co-lab is an affordable space that promises a lot of potential for collaborations. It's an Idee sponsored project and occupies 4 floors of a fairly sizable office space. There should be about 100 architects, designers and various other creators filling it's raw floors by the end of the month. The first floor, an atelier, is already filled with a hodgepodge of "media artists," painters and builders in orange jump suits.

I moved into my (CMP's) space last Saturday which I'm sharing with David Cady of Canned Coffee fame. It's nice to be out of my room for the first time in almost 3 years, with humans to interact with and a clear wall between "living" and "working" environments.

We'll see how this experiment goes but for now it's proving to be quite inspirational and fun.

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