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FabCafe Shibuya

DIY Cafe in Shibuya in Tokyo

FabCafe

PRESENTED ON JUN 27, 2012
IN TOKYO @ VOL 93

With a name like FabCafe -- and with a location in Tokyo's Shibuya district -- you may think that the "Fab" stands for "fabulous," but instead it's short for "fabricate." This presentation by Toshimasa Kawai will reveal some of the amazing things that you can produce on a visit. Hint: It involves a laser cutter.

"Presentation of the Day" on July 19, 2013. 

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Interior Designing

BY MASAHIDE KANDA
@ VOL 88 ON JAN 25, 2012

Masahide Kanda's presentation shows us how to design interior products.
This presentation is in Japanese.

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MIRU DESIGN

BY AKIO AOKI
@ VOL 93 ON JUN 27, 2012

Akio Aoki (Miru) covers a few of his projects and products, and also shares some of the exhibitions that have featured his work. (in Japanese)
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3D Chocolate Face Modeling

BY FABCAFE SHIBUYA
@ VOL 100 ON FEB 20, 2013

In this tasty presention we find out about FabCafe's 3D chocolate face modeling workshop it produced on Valentine's Day. The whole story went super viral accross the web, check out the backstory on the chocolates and the digital process.  This is the second PechaKucha 20x20 presentation by FabCafe watch the first presentation here to find out more about the space itself.

"Presentation of the Day" on February 25, 2013.

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Cafe Wakakusa

BY HIRO NAKANISHI
@ VOL 100 ON FEB 20, 2013

Hiro Nakanishi is the organizer of the PechaKucha Night series in Nara, and in this presentation he talks about what led him to want to start the series, as well as how he started his own cafe (where the events are held).

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Medical Herbman Cafe Project

BY SOICHIRO ARAKI
@ HEINEKEN STAR LOUNGE ON MAY 15, 2013

Landscape designer and project director Soichiro Araki of the design firm EARTHSCAPE speaks of his organization's mission to bring together humans and nature, in particular, the MHCP (Medical Herbman Cafe Project) a means of connecting with local communities through botany and herbal remedies. (in Japanese with English subtitles)

"Presentation of the Day" on July 3, 2013.

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FaunaCafe

BY TIM WOOD
@ POWERED BY PECHAKUCHA: STARTUP THE PARTY SF X TOKYO ON SEP 18, 2014

Tim Wood, Natsuko Kikutake, and Hirokazu Morita believe that the maid and cat cafes present nowadays are old hat, and here they introduce a new service that is out to take the companion cafe idea to an entirely different level. 

Having the ability to see and talk to your favorite cat, or Maid, anywhere and anytime, is important. Through the internet and moble devices, you are now able to enjoy the companionship of any animal, through the FaunaCafe. 

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FabCafe

BY KRISTEN SMITH
@ VOL 121 ON JAN 28, 2015

Kristen Smith talks about her dream of opening FabCafe all across the world. FabCafe are coffee shops that inspire designers or locals to meet up and work on their designs.

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Clever Products from Young Minds

BY EUNSOL BYUN
@ VOL 129 ON OCT 28, 2015

"At ID KAIST we exploring new ways to enhance the user experience of existing products"

Jihoon Suh and Eunsol Byun are students at ID KAIST - Industrial Design Dept. of the Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology - and the winners of our first TABLE TALK Competiion at Tokyo Design Week. They give us an impresive overview of the outstanding student work happening at their school.

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People Make Places

BY CHARLES SPRECKLEY
@ VOL 142 ON DEC 14, 2016

"We managed to dig out all the people's personalities. In doing the interviews we uncovered so many layers of Japanese culture which I didn't expect."

In People Make Places at PechaKucha Night Tokyo. 142, Writer and entrepreneur Charles Spreckley shares stories about the humble geniuses who make Tokyo endlessly explorable: the chef and his restaurant, the designer and her boutique, the barista and his coffee shop, or the art dealer and her gallery. His self-published book about these inspiring characters, 'People Make Places', came out this year.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, February 3rd, 2017.