We’ve received numerous emails from people asking for a summary of art/design events that are going on in New York and Tokyo. I’m proud to say that we have responded to that request by establishing a weekly column that we like to call, “Noteworthy Happenings.” We’ve hand picked what we feel are the cream of the crop in terms of events worth jotting down on your calendar. We can’t promise weekly postings but we’ll try!


8/20 (Monday)Summer Film Festival at Bryant Park
The free summer film festival concludes with a Hitchcock classic, Psycho.
5:00pm–11:00pm | Bryant Park – The Lawn | Free

Through 8/25 (Saturday)21 Positions
This group photography show has gotten quite a bit of buzz in New York. Check out the contemporary Austrian photographers tackling themes such as change, obsession, and seduction. It’s at the Austrian Cultural Forum and closes this Saturday!
10:00am-6:00pm | Austrian Cultural Forum | Free


8/24 (Friday)Good Design Awards 2007
For 1000 yen, the Good Design Awards are open to the public. Established in 1957, the Good Design Award is Japan’s only comprehensive organization for evaluating and promoting design. Click here for a sample of this year’s nominees.
8/24 – 26 | 24th 6pm-9pm, 25th 10am-9pm, 26th 10am-4pm | Tokyo Big Site | 1000 yen

Through 8/25 (Saturday)Daido Moriyama’s exhibition “Hawaii” at the Taka Ishii Gallery
Daido Moriyama’s  photography is quite beautiful. He is primarily known for his stark photos that depict post-war Japan and the deconstruction of traditional culture and values as western influence poured into the small island. The show closes this Sat. Catch it while you still can!
Through 8/25 | 12pm-7pm| Taka Ishii Gallery | Free