Tag Archives: Japan

DxV: Misa Kumabuchi

DxV: Misa Kumabuchi

By Regina Connell. Japan is one of those countries that fascinates, but why, exactly? Is it the zen quiet of the countryside’s traditional ryokans? Is it the craziness of Tokyo’s Akihabara and Harajuku? The love of tradition? The seemingly infinite … Continue reading

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Space Makes Place: Conde House

Conde House Work in Process. Or is that progress in work?

By Regina Connell. Typically, we think of Japanese companies as either gargantuan industrial corporations or very small enterprises. The giants are the likes of Sony, Uniqlo, Toyota. On the micro side of the ledger, we think of Japanese artisans and craftsmen, laboring in clay, … Continue reading

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Our Favorite Stores (Home Goods Edition)

Finding the extraordinary

By Regina Connell. Here are a few of our favorite, perhaps lesser-known places to shop online for new, alternative luxury home goods—those handcrafted with a strong, independent point of view. Alternative luxury isn’t always expensive, but it’s never cheap, which is … Continue reading

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AltLuxe: In Praise of Specificity

Specifics of necessity

By Regina Connell. When I was in Japan a few years ago, I went to a place called Tokyu Hands. It blew me away: floor after floor of stuff, so much of it incredibly specific. A container to hold sliced tomatoes … Continue reading

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