Recycling Uniqlo

Uniqlo gets a conscience. Shoppers at the popular Uniqlo clothing chain will soon be able to drop off their used Uniqlo-brand clothes to be shipped to refugee camps or reprocessed for industrial use. Read the entire THE JAPAN TIMES article here.


PingMag considers fashion in their latest piece. “Tani Ryouna and Maya Ishii (both slaving at Comme des Garcons in Paris for years) recently started their fashion label ENCADREURS in Tokyo with the idea to collaborate with a different artist every season.”

Monocle, Finally

First thing this morning I went to the Junkudo bookstore in Ikebukuro, and was very happy to find 2 stacks of copies of the first issue of MONOCLE in the foreign magazines section. They even had them on one of the top shelves, with a small info card next to them, which they don’t usually […]

Getting a New iPod Shuffle

Back in November of last year, I wrote about getting an iPod shuffle, and then in the comments thread mentioned that the clip didn’t feel very strong, and that it wasn’t the sort of thing that would let you run safely (depending on where I clipped it, it could fall). I just thought it was […]

TAB Jobs

TAB Jobs is one of this site’s affiliates, and so here’s a bit of an update on some latest postings. If you haven’t heard of TAB Jobs yet, it’s Japan’s only bilingual job site specifically for the creative industry — reach 300,000 passionate professionals in Japan and abroad. Since launch, 80% of the positions were […]

The Rise of Nonaca

I’ve been a big supporter of the Nakaochiai Gallery — it’s great to see what Julia has done since launching it — and here’s an update and some big news. Nakaochiai Gallery is launching on to a new trajectory VISIT the gallery this Thursday evening HEAR about the directions we’re headed CELEBRATE the plotting of […]

Site Sponsors

You’ll notice a new sponsor on the site today, with the ad in the sidebar. Tokyomade is an online store that offers all sorts of fun design goods, straight from Tokyo. It joins other current sponsors Tokyo Recohan, OK FRED, and affiliate TAB Jobs. As always, if you are interested in advertising on this site, […]