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 […]


24 Apr
Decorative Japanese low-top footwear in thick premium leather

Japanese shoemaker SASQUATCHFABRIX present the latest colorway of their Ghillie Wingtip Brogues. The low top leather wingtips are fashioned in black and white thick premium leather, incorporating the namesake Ghillie-style ivory lace up closure with leather tasseled tips in black. The highly decorative brogues also feature perforation and serrated edges throughout, with a tonal leather […]


23 Apr
Quality crafted out of 100% madras cotton in Japan

If you’re looking for a summertime shirt that will always keep you looking sharp while also keeping body temps cool, you need look no further than SOPHNET. The Japanese label has crafted this button-down patchwork madras shirt out of 100% cotton in Japan. The linchpin of their Spring/Summer 2013 collection, the long sleeve shirt includes functional […]


26 Mar
Exclusive Japanese & Italian acetate & titanium eyewear

Eyewear maker Oliver Peoples helps Porter celebrate its 50th Anniversary with a well designed collection of foldable sunglasses. As Porter is famed for its travel cases, bags and luggage, it’s fitting the glasses take portability for a premium while keeping the Japanese label’s heralded reputation for quality intact. All the frames are made from Japanese […]


19 Feb
Butcher Billy's surprising Sex Pistols mashup

It’s time you found out who Butcher Billy is. According to his Twitter, there’s a special place reserved for him in hell. Nintendo World, the Brazilian outpost of the Japanese Mega Star asked the artist Butcher Billy to bring his own personal vision to one of their characters. Taking a surprisingly twist, Butcher Billy has […]


19 Feb
Japanese designer Takumi Shimamura's unique carrier

Japanese designer Takumi Shimamura has created a Wooden Tote Shou Bag completely constructed of wood. Soft and durable wooden sheets were infused with resin then modeled into a bag, crafted with interior pockets fit for a smartphone and wallet. The infused resin makes the bag scratch resistant as well as pretty damn waterproof, making the Wooden […]


9 Jan
Part of "Virtual Reality" exhibit at Jonathan Levine Gallery NYC

This is one of those pieces of art that massages us right in the sweet spot of our frontal lobe, or wherever it is in our brain that appreciates art. Japanese artist/skateboarder Haroshi crafted this exquisitely accurate and humorously detailed skull out of re-purposed skateboard decks, even giving the handsome charmer a gold tooth and braces. […]


7 Jan
Limited edition items from Harajuku store & Japanese label

The “Funny Weapon Store Collection” is a range of products from a collaboration between one of Harajuku, Tokyo’s premier vintage stores, Berbejin, and Japanese progressive punk label Blackmeans. The collection includes reworked vintage items “rebuilt”, including the bold “DNIY series,” which showcases pieces like a khaki frilled shirt, and a leather jacket with vintage denim […]