Based between Germany and Japan, Hirofumi Abe is a designer and artist working predominately in pattern. Made up of rolling eyeballs, pyramids, race tracks and colourful splodges Hirofumi manages to both abstract narratives and bring visual sense to non-linear ideas. Designing for concept stores, exhibitions, cinemas, restaurants and hair salons, he seems able to apply his ideas to almost anything.
AT SARA'S TABLE -- DULUTH, 1902 East 8th Street -- Haven't been here yet but I've heard it's good. -- This new restaurant is quickly becoming a favorite place for meetings because of its broad tables, great light, good coffee, and limited but wonderful menu. And, important for travelers, there are ethernet ports at almost every booth so if you have your laptop and a cable, plug in and log on.