Carhart WIP, your neighborhood workwear outfitter, has teamed up with Neighborhood,  the Japanese neighborhood workwear outfitter, to bring you a line of panther-wear from the street side of the jungle. The Fall/Winter line for 2014 features collaborative efforts that range from the ever played-out cargo pant to the never played-out Starter cap. But we prefer [...]


24 Jun
Pre-order Parisian droids in the Japanese online store

It’s been a year since we were allowed deliberate access to Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories, but Be@rbrick is still showing the love with these Random-Access-inspired 100% and 400% versions of the duo. Trade out you old Daft dolly duo  and drop your yen at the Project 1/6 Online store. Pre-order only with the real deal due out [...]


2 Jan
Crafted of laminated white steel with hand-hammered finish

Best Made‘s latest ode to fine tool making is their new ”Higo” knife, aka the Higonokami. The Higonokami is a famed Japanese blade that has been made by the Miyamoto Manufacturing Co. since the 1920s, and has grown to prominence with over 50 other manufacturers also making the blade. Best Made’s slim profile version is crafted of laminated Japanese white [...]


We’re long time fans of the people over at Best Made, who specialize in handcrafted goods that live up to their name (our favorite probably being the Axe & Axe Sling). Now they’ve teamed up with world renowned Japanese swordsmith/knifemaker Toshiki Nambu to craft a set of Jiro Ono-worthy kitchen knives. The 71-year old artisan [...]


12 Sep
Artist Maso Kinoshita's highly detailed anatomical sculptures

Japanese artist Maso Kinoshita constructs highly detailed sculptures of mythological creatures and gods, except he goes one step further by envisioning them as if from those amazing Body Worlds exhibits — stripped skinless to expose the pure biology. The skinless gods are carved from stone, and include Ganesh (above), as well as a slew of [...]


22 Aug
The classic bomber jacket with signature leather inserts

As we reported three years ago, Japanese luxury streetwear label mastermind JAPAN will shut its doors this year. Given the label’s success it’s clear they’re going to push their output till the clock strikes twelve on New Year’s Eve. Their latest collaboration is with fellow clothiers from the Land of the Rising Sun, Uniform Experiment. [...]


28 May
In inverted space suit, flowing scarf & removable helmet

Everyone’s favorite First World War ace pilot canine, Snoopy, gets the limited edition figurine treatment thanks to mastermind Japan and Medicom. The high-end Japanese streetwear brand does its best to deck Snoopy in its signature colors by inverting his normal colorway, making him all black in an all black astronaut’s suit. Of course his black [...]


13 May
Die cast metal homage to the classic Japanese giant robot

If you grew up in New England you might remember a show called Force Five. In it, each day a separate Japanese cartoon would play inspiring a bunch of Masshole kids to become wicked influenced by Giant Robots. These proto-anime shows included Gai King and Starvengers, but Mondays belonged to Planet Robot Danguard Ace. Well [...]

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