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FACT 10 1979 2019 - GoodHood X Joy Division

In celebration of one of the most important albums of our time, as well as a landmark in music/design crossover history. London’s Goodhood have teamed up with the graphic architect of Joy Divisions seminal debut Peter Saville to create a capsule collection of curated items celebrating 40 years since "Unknown Pleasures" was first released /

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Hamadawashi ‘Zokuzokusuru Washi’ Exhibition

Hamadawashi believes that the strength of washi is not only its robustness, but the flexibility and adaptability to last without deterioration for a thousand years. To verify that, their washi is used to restore international masterpieces including the Sistine Chapel ceiling, Michelangelo's Last Judgment, Ukiyoe collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Louvre Museum collections.

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MR PORTER ‘The Japan Edit’ - Kazumichi Maruoka

Kazumichi Maruoka is an artist who marches to the beat of his own drum. Well-schooled in hardcore and punk, he works in pottery and illustration – his sculptural work revolves around ingenious, artisanal reimagining’s of the human skull . Born and raised in Hiroshima and now based in the outskirts of Tokyo, Maruoka finds himself most at home at the CPW skate store in Kaminoge – As part of the “Japan Edit” project in collaboration with luxury menswear retailer MR PORTER, we met up with him in the quiet residential area, and a somewhat surprising location for this hub of Mr Maruoka’s creative friends, who who share his passions in skateboarding, films and music /

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Culture, ArtGraeme Gaughan
MR PORTER ‘The Japan Edit’ - Ino Hidefumi

Kyushu native Mr Ino Hidefumi moved to Tokyo in early 2002 with his wife Hiroko. After launching the successful café Tenement, they managed to build up enough revenue to back Mr Hidefumi’s dream of becoming a musician: in 2004 he put out his first single – a hit – and launched a record label, also called Tenement. Since then, Mr Hidefumi has released a series of albums, recorded exclusively with vintage instruments, which, he says give him “a sense of nostalgia”. His latest, Don’t Listen, Feel! Which was released at the end of 2018, is the first on which he’s picked up the mic and tried his hands at vocals. – As the final part of the “Japan Edit” project in collaboration with luxury menswear retailer MR PORTER, we met him in Jinbocho, a district famed for its used book stores, and Harajuku, in the renowned synth shop Five G

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Culture, ArtGraeme Gaughan
MR PORTER ‘The Japan Edit’ - Lono Brazil III

Born a Japanese mother and American father, Mr Lono Brazil grew up between Japan and the USA before settling in Tokyo in his mid-20s. Now he serves as director of Union Tokyo – the latest outpost of the cult LA store, which Mr Brazil has been instrumental in making a success – while working with Nike to support local running communities in the city. As part of the “Japan Edit” project in collaboration with luxury menswear retailer MR PORTER, we met up with him at Union and the neighbourhood he remembers from childhood, just behind Yoyogi park /

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Culture, ArtGraeme Gaughan
MR PORTER ‘The Japan Edit’ - Tomoki Takaso

Discussing fashion with Tomoki Takaso is never dull. Having worked for almost a decade at famed Japanese publication Huge, Takaso turned to retail when it folded, making the most of his eye for the avant-garde by opening Velvet, a vintage store now in its fourth year of business. As part of the “Japan Edit” project in collaboration with luxury menswear retailer MR PORTER, we met up with Tomoki in Shimo Kitazawa, an area that, aside from its wealth of vintage clothing, is known for its underground music scene and hole-in-the-wall eateries /

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Culture, ArtGraeme Gaughan
A Conversation With - Tull Price

A brand founded on principles, FEIT has garnered a loyal army of fans who stand behind its purist perspective and devotion to the ethics of hand made footwear. We caught up with founder Tull Price to chat about his journey and the brands new store in San Francisco /

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A Conversation With - Chris Dorland

Addressing our evolving relationship to technology and the body, Chris Dorland’s recently opened “Synthetic Skin” allows us to apprehend the force of intrusive technologies as they merge into our bodies and psyches. We caught up with the NYC based artist to talk through the process of his evolving work as it embraces digital mediums /

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Culture, ArtGraeme Gaughan
A Conversation With - Jobe Burns

As one half of Concrete Objects with Samuel Ross of A-Cold-Wall*, Jobe Burns has been quietly building an Internationally acclaimed  brand that sits at the intersection of Fashion, Art & Sculpture, but the Walsall born designer has his eyes on redefining a more socially impactful prize /

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Culture, ArtGraeme Gaughan
Vol.01 ARCHIVE - Eric Elms

Artist/designer Eric Elms has long been at the forefront of street culture. A major player for over two decades, he has created graphics for every major streetwear brand, released hundreds of ’zines and curated multiple shows around the globe.

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Culture, ArtJames Oliver
Vol.17 ARCHIVE- Jurgen Teller

As our discussion swayed from topic to topic, Teller was always open and well spoken, seemingly unmoved by the fashion industry despite the hugely important role he has played in it. I think this speaks volumes about a man who many consider a pioneer…

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Culture, ArtJames Oliver