I haven’t contributed to my noteworthy happenings segment in quite a while but given that it’s now October – a drastic shift in temperature has been detected here in New York – and there was indeed more than 1 noteworthy happening, I thought I would wrap them up in a single post.

First of all, Nagoya Design Week begins this weekend and runs through the 18th of the month. A handful of Nagoya-based companies and designers will be showcasing their products so if you’re in the area be sure to check it out! In particular I would be interested in attending the talk by Hiroshi Nakamura of NAP Architects on Saturday the 17th.

Next, the countdown clock on Nezu Art Museum’s webpage has breached the single digit category. Indeed, the anticipated new museum, designed by Kengo Kuma and conveniently located in central Tokyo, opens next week. Donald Keene, Japanoligist and Professor Emeritus at Columbia University, will be giving a talk on Japanese Nature and Beauty at the reception, also on Saturday the 17th. Good luck trying to attend both!