It is two weeks before Christmas! Are you guys ready for your Christmas tree? At FabCafe Tokyo, here is a new Christmas tree which our Fab staff made with CNC. The hight of the tree is ….. (Drum roll please) 2m 40 cm!
Unlike traditional Christmas tree, our Christmas tree looks very simple, but in a good way
Great thing is that we are putting ornaments to this tree with the people from Fab network across the world.
Christmas is approaching. For those who are seeking for a special present for loved ones, here is great news for you
By purchasing and downloading the data, anyone can create the “360°Book” anywhere, as long as you have accessibility to a laser cutter.
*Please note that this is the data to create 360°Book with a laser cutter. We don’t sell the 360°Book itself as a product.
Hi everyone! It’s Mariko here and I’m in charge of public relations for FabCafe.
Right now, at FabCafe, we’re rolling out an initiative where we exchange Christmas ornament creations with Fab network (including FabLabs!) and those from creative spaces around the world.
You may be surprised to learn that this ornament exchange doesn’t involve sending the actual ornaments, but is an exchange of the ornament design data. This initiative is all about sending bits (data) not atoms (matter) to creators around the world so they can all decorate their Christmas trees together as part of the Fab Christmas Ornament Project 2013 now being rolled out at FabCafe.
FabGirl Miki here, the newest member of FabCafe having joined the team last month!
Today I’d like to tell you about the “Make Your Home Accessories” summer meet workshop – “Make a felt ‘let’s light’ ceiling light”, which was held on August 3rd and 4th.
Due to the popularity of this workshop, in which attendees get to create wonderful lamp shades bursting with individuality, this was the second time for it to run!
You can tell how excited everyone is by the expressions on their faces!
FabCafe’s workshop MAKE 3D was featured in the November 2013 issue of Nikkei Trendy (on sale October 4th).
Plus, the FabCafe Halloween campaign FabCafe Halloween 2013 / FAB Sweets Tricks ! was featured in Entabe as well as other publications.
During FabCafe Halloween 2013 / FAB Sweets Tricks !, we are selling limited-edition Halloween sweets such as ghost marshmallow lattes, and we are also going to have a Halloween party on October 31st. Be sure to come!
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What’s more, roomie and Peachy reported on our use of 3D printers to make a product out of ghost marshmallow lattes.
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Hello, FabGirl Sonoka here.
The recent “Urushi x Fab Workshop” consisted of a set of three programs held over a period of two days each, making a total of six rich and varied workshops. I had a great experience and learned many new things participating as a lecturer at the event. I’m dying to tell you all about it, so please bear with me.
This unique, worthwhile and first class workshop was conducted with the cooperation of urushi designer Kenji Toki.
For the workshop, sheets of urushi produced by the “kanshitsu (dry lacquer)” process were used. Kanshitsu is a traditional sculpting technique which uses layers of hemp cloth that have been soaked in lacquer and allowed harden. Although I have seen urushi on bowls and the like many times, this was the first time I had ever seen it in this format.
Most of you know FabCafe as a creative space that also happens to be a cafe, but don’t be fooled—we take pride in being just as selective and careful about our coffee as any other speciality cafe!
At FabCafe, we use beans from NOZY COFFEE, one of the most-watched young roasters in the Third Wave Coffee movement, in our single-origin espressos.
The first Fab Meetup!
Everybody could freely drop in to the networking/presentation event held on the 7th of November.
Usually many people gather at FabCafe, a Meetup where they share ideas and projects.
Fortunately lots of persons joined, and everyone helped FabCafe to become a global networking party event with Fabs and noisy drinks.
It was a very good atmosphere!
Nami, Toshi and AKIBA presenters makes toasts!
This time came 6 global presenters.
It was allowed 5 minutes/person to share ideas and projects.
It’s OK in English or in Japanese, with or without a slide.
The first presenter was AKIBA or Mr. Chris Wang.
He makes frequent trips to Akihabara to check out the latest components.
He is fascinated by all things electronic, but mostly about the potential for
wireless and wireless sensor networks to make huge changes
in how everyday things are done. He is also very interested in open source software,
open source hardware, and the recent phenomenon of micro-manufacturing.
WEB site : http://www.freaklabs.org/index.php/about.html
He showed his latest project!
The second presenter was the artist Noriko Yamaguchi.
He showed the communication skills transformation in the human network society by KEITAI GIRL, PEPPERMINT GIRL and other series, photos, videos and other performances of his unique skin sensation works.
His representative work KEITAI GIRL is a person who communicates only using a cellphone. This character is created with headgear, and her whole body is covered in phone’s keypad.
WEB site : http://www.mem-inc.jp/keitaigirl/j_main.htm
He talked about works made using a 3D scanner performance.
After 2 persons made their presentations came Drinking Time!
He is an editorial design consultant who happens to love drawing and sometimes
does commissioned illustration work. And also Design Director of PechaKucha
organization from Tokyo.
Web Site : http://www.luismendo.com/
He showed his beautiful works.
Combination digital fabrication and the hand work, he had design accessories not too simple and rustic nor too pompous.
Web Site : http://kadzuno.wordpress.com/
Every participant was interested in his work.
And here goes again Drinking Time and the networking time…
He graduated in 2006 the Swiss ERACOM/Lausann. He makes design for street art, typography, product designs and photos using illustrations using a multitude of techniques. He features experimental graphics and detailed Swiss design style.
Graduated in 2006 of the school ERACOM / Lausanne (Switzerland), Julien is a pluridisciplinary graphic designer, with skills and experience in street art, typography, product design, photography and illustration.
Graphic experimentation and rigorous Swiss designing style permeate his work.
Web Site : http://www.julienwulff.ch/
The last presenter is Nakata with loftwork.
He is a member of loft-work PR. He is in charge of planning and editing outwears design/social media contents, collaboration projects, staff branding, etc. In other words he is responsible for the whole loft-work mediation and communication. He also talked about the ongoing project of rediscovering the Ishigaki Island wonders: “USIO Design Project”.
Fab Meetup Vol.1: the first meeting was a successful global event.
From now on it will continue to be a periodic event.
Next is planned on the 20th of December with a Christmas party!
We’ll come later with further details.
People who came this time and people who didn’t come are invited to the second and the third meeting! Don’t miss them!
Hello, Fabgirl Sugii here.
With autumn coming to an end, the days are becoming colder and we can feel winter approaching.
We’ve been seeing a lot of Mr. Marshmallow Latte lately as he is in high demand by our customers (This is contrary to summertime when we barely saw him.)