Embassy of Finland in Tokyo

How’s this for an embassy: the upcoming diplomatic HQ for Finland in Tokyo by Architects Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Ltd. Here’s hoping they have a lot of parties. Via Jesper.

Design MoCo Loco

This Week at MoCo Loco

My weekly Tokyo post is up at MoCo Loco, this time covering some of the Japan-related products/projects that will be showing up later this month at the Milano Salone. Above, Tokujin Yoshioka‘s “Cloud.”


Nigo Steps Down

From Hypebeast (via Meta no Tame):

Reliable fashion source WWD reports that A Bathing Ape’s general Nigo looks to be stepping down from his role as president and director for the legendary Japanese streetwear brand, founded in 1993. Nigo will remain a majority owner of Nowhere Co., Ltd. which is A Bathing Ape’s parent company. Following a strong showing with his 15th Anniversary last year, this step down comes as a major surprise. He will although continue his role as designer for A Bathing Ape as well as his partnership with singer/producer Pharrell Williams alongside BBC/Ice Cream, where he is head designer and co-owner.