The little things in life

| Jan 2, 2016

The little things in life

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Now that the season of extravagance is over, it’s time to kick back and enjoy some of the little things in life. Match of the day Incense can seem a little overpowering at times, especially in a small room or shared space. So, Hibi’s ...

Bathed in good design

| Dec 5, 2015

Bathed in good design

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The traditional Japanese end-of-year “spring clean” is usually when you discover that some of the home’s furnishings are a bit worse for wear. So why not look into some stylish investments now, before you get the broom out for the new year. Dip into ...

Updating tradition at Tokyo Design Week

| Oct 31, 2015

Updating tradition at Tokyo Design Week

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Promoting Japan’s artisanal history and new design Established in 2005, Tokyo Design Week has done an admirable job of showcasing Japanese creators both major and minor. Unfortunately, this year has been a bit of a let-down from past years’ presentations. Much smaller in scale ...

Tokyo fashion week: menswear goes 'glocal'

Oct 24, 2015

Tokyo fashion week: menswear goes 'glocal'

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Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo’s menswear collections are routinely lauded as the most courted commodity internationally, and yet the counterpoint is frequently forgotten — just what does menswear from abroad have to offer the week? Although Tokyo seems set to be the gateway to East ...

Furniture that goes against the grain

| Oct 3, 2015

Furniture that goes against the grain

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Seeing both the wood and the trees Moctave’s range of wooden furniture should get any hipster, nature-lover or slow-lifestyle design enthusiast excited. In short, it’s wood porn of the highest quality. Established last November, Moctave locally sources 30 kinds of wood from Gifu Prefecture ...