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Thursday
Dec012011

Issue 05: Behind the Scenes

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Image

—01. Shooting Stereograph.

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A selection of behind the scenes imagery from the Issue 05 editorial Stereograph. The story, styled by Stephen Mann and shot by Neil Bedford, focuses on the clothing and footwear of Paul Harnden, and is one of my favourite editorials to appear in the magazine to date.

Inventory Magazine Issue 05

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Thursday
Dec012011

Recently Read

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Images

—01. Older.
—02. Newer.

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Having spent a fair amount of time in the air recently, it's been important to have good reading material readily at hand. I was lucky enough to pick up a couple of items I'd been meaning to get for a while now, at Utrecht in Tokyo. The now defunct Purple Journal has always been a personal favourite, and I try to pick up back issues whenever, and wherever I can. Too Much Magazine on the other hand is a more recent publication that I'd been seeing here and there on the internet, but never before in the flesh. Both come highly recommended.

Purple Journal
Too Much Magazine
Utrecht

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Wednesday
Nov302011

Albam Pocket Squares

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Images

—01. Royal Ikat.
—02. Grey Ikat.

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Albam produces these pocket squares in a range of five different styles, all made in beautiful Japanese cottons. A great accessory in an array of interesting patterns and colours. Whatever the occasion, these can always be incorporated nicely.

Available at Albam

Wednesday
Nov302011

Kiosk at Neighbour

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Images

—01. Stapler, made in Sweden.
—02. Toolbox, made in Japan.
—03. Dustpan and brush, made in Sweden.
—04. Bottle opener, made in Germany.

Words

"Kiosk is a travel story depicted through objects, a collection of interesting things from around the world, a study of material culture, a shop, several people's efforts to preserve unique and indigenous objects, an installation, maybe just something other than what we are used to. Kiosk features the things that generally go unnoticed, products that are the result of local aesthetics and needs. Their motivation is to give attention to these anonymous objects and support independent producers. Neighbour and Kiosk have started an ongoing relationship where items sourced by Kiosk from their travels around the world, are now available at Neighbour."

Kiosk at Neighbour

Tuesday
Nov292011

Woolrich Woolen Mills College Scarves

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Info

—01. Available in two colors.

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One of the best items in the fall-winter Woolrich Woolen Mils collection. It's simple and effective, and basically a necessity in the cold winter weather. Both color options are classic enough and provide manageable dose of plaid.

Available at Context

Tuesday
Nov292011

Sori Yanagi Flatware Set

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—01. Made in Japan.

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Sori Yanagi has designed some beautiful items in his days. Among them, the Butteryfly stool, and his kettle, as featured in our latest issue. While Ikea makes a pretty good version of very affordable and reasonable looking cutlery, sometimes you can't help but look for an upgrade. Sori's flatware set offers a nice balance between simple design, nice shapes and a modest aesthetic, as with most of his products.

Available at Tortoise General Store

Monday
Nov282011

Delstore

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Featured Items

—01. Printed matter.
—02. Nanamica vest.
—03. Bag and shirts.

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It feels like there are a lot of shops opening these days, and maybe its a good sign of the times, but more often than not, the new shops aren't overly interesting. Delstore is one of those few that do appear to be rather nice. Located in Hong Kong, the small retail space focuses on select collections, mainly from Japan, and a nice variety of printed pieces.

Delstore

Sunday
Nov272011

Tokyo Snaps: Part Four

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—01. Vintage Apple sign.

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We are heading back to Vancouver this weekend after a couple of very productive weeks in Japan. The weather has been amazing, the people as friendly as usual and we've gathered some great content for our next couple of issues, as well as a special project we are working on, which will launch this summer.

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