New Bounty Hunter: Kumaru-Kun

Posted on September 3, 2008 Under Design

Bounty Hunter is one of the original brands credited with kicking off the designer toy movement back in 1996; although originally used as promotions for their streetwear fashions, the toys became an overnight success causing crowds to gather for blocks…

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Hotel Offers Luxury Plush Package

Posted on August 15, 2008 Under Travel
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Naked and Famous Denim

Posted on August 11, 2008 Under Fashion

Our jeans were already pretty comfortable, but Naked and Famous has found a way to make them even more more so. They've added 30% silk to their premium Japanese raw denim. It is like wearing a cloud. Naked and Famous…

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2008 Vader Project

Posted on July 22, 2008 Under Art

No matter how far, far away you are from Skywalker Ranch, one thing will always ring true: fan boys and fan girls alike can't get enough of the Holy Sextilogy. Over the last several days Star Wars freaks and geeks…

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Art Space Tokyo

Posted on June 27, 2008 Under Books

Most guide books are, well, dull. And even if you think you've picked the "local" spots, you're likely to end up at the same bar or strip club with all the other tourists. Lame. But check out the new book…

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Greenpeace's Origami Whale

Posted on May 29, 2008 Under Design

Those folks at Greenpeace have come up with a new ad campaign aimed at stopping whaling with a sly swipe at the Japanese for their legalization practices. Users can go to their website and make a traditional "paper" origami whale.…

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Nike Dunk Electrico

Posted on May 28, 2008 Under Fashion

These are close-up preview shots (after the jump) that we got of the super-special Nike Dunk Electrico that won't be fully and officially revealed until tomorrow in Sao Paulo. Nike appropriately picked the famous half-Brazilian, half-Japanese tattoo artist and jewelry…

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Posted on May 19, 2008 Under Art

The combination of glitter, resin and Japanese pop iconography are the three characteristics that put Japanese artist Atsuo in his own realm. There isn't a whole lot of info on the guy, and even the Sao Paulo gallery that supports…

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Mochi from MoMA's Destination Japan

Posted on May 8, 2008 Under Design

The Japanese have a penchant for creating unique characters. They've more or less made brand mascots into an art form -- just ask anyone who has become addicted to Pokemon or Hello Kitty. When MoMA announced that they'd be releasing…

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Hangin' Out

Posted on May 7, 2008 Under Design

Tired of everyone stealing your look? Maybe you should stop shopping at the Gap. Instead of populating your wardrobe with mass market pieces, drop by Hanging Out and ogle the unique accessories like the Casa Nostra Pizzeria and Nintendo shoulder…

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