Cuteness in Japanese culture is well known, and the word “kawaii” is even known outside the country. “Kakkoii” is another word that is equally important when Continue Reading
You cannot own a car in Japan unless you have a space to park. Continue Reading
Second Nature, a design exhibition curated by Tokujin Yoshioka, is about to open at 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT in Roppongi, Tokyo. Continue Reading
A non-descriptive corner in Tokyo, two gaijins (haoles, or foreigners) walking down a uradori (backstreet) with cameras… Continue Reading
A slow Monday… some good stuff from my home turf. Continue Reading
Chanel in Japan is trying hard to beat the odds. Continue Reading
Although most Japanese don’t care about fragrances, last end of July, there was an event to announce the launch of Kenzopower at the former Tomyoji Temple in my hometown Naka Ward, Yokohama. Kenya Hara, one of the most prominent creative minds (and my favorite packaging designer) in Japan, worked on the packaging of this new Kenzo fragrance. Continue Reading
The Neil Barrett store in Minami-Aoyama designed by Zaha Hadid opend yesterday. There’s nothing remarkable about it, but it’s pretty, and that’s all that matters. Don’t you agree?