In a special feature on 3D printers in GetNavi of October 2013, there was a three page introduction of FabCafe’s new service “3D Snap & Touch,” which included content that describes the actual experience. We also had some comments from Toshimasa Kawai, COO of FabCafe LLP.
Hi, this is Ishikawa from PR.
We just opened a FabCafe pop-up store on the second floor of Isetan’s Shinjuku flagship store.
It will only be open for 3 more days, on August 2nd, 3rd, and 4th…! (Closed on August 1st)
If you’re planning to go to Shinjuku this weekend, be sure to make your way to Isetan Shinjuku and then come to the FabCafe pop-up store on the second floor.
Just as in the past, potter’s wheels would make pottery perfectly round, and jacquard looms revolutionized Nishijin fabrics, crafts are always progressing together with the progress of machine technology. Currently, digital design and laser cutters may greatly increase the potential of lacquer. The results of attempts made by the participants of a materializing workshop will be exhibited at FabCafe Tokyo for two weeks, from July 1st (Mon) to 14th (Sun).
Please view the event page for details of the exhibition.
Happy New Year, everyone! May 2014 be filled with lots of laughter, love and fab works!!
Since this is the 1st report of the new year, I would like to start by sharing the outcome of our exciting project; Fab Christmas Ornament Project 2013. This was a global project to decorate christmas trees across the world using a laser cutter to make the ornaments.
The 30 creators from all around the world participated in an ornament exchange, creating special Christmas ornaments by exchanging not “things” (atoms) but by exchanging “data” (bytes). This photo features the tree decorated with ornaments made by the FabCafe Tokyo laser cutter from data received via Internet from other creators. The tree was taken down as of December 25th, but it imparted the cafe with a warm Christmas mood for the duration of its time on display.
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.