The otaku’s passion is all-consuming. Whether it be cosplay, gothic, or rockabilly, when the Japanese embrace a subculture, they do it like no other. From Lolita fashion and latex couture to neon-drenched big-rigs, anime-plastered vans, and chrome-heavy hot rods, subcultures in Japan are as varied as they are fascinating.
What does it take to awaken a 19th-century brand that fell behind with the times into a newfound source of inspiration to others? Ramdane Touhami lays bare his story in the foreword of The Beauty of Time Travel. Read more
After a decade of fashion journalism, Yaprak Aras began to notice that her editorial and research skills could be transferred into a new medium. What began as an experiment evolved into a multinational business and a story of entrepreneurial success. Read more
There is now a rebirth of NFT culture. This movement is establishing itself beyond the initial hype and attracting a new cohort of creators and designers. The revival is being driven by creators having a better understanding of how to build and cultivate communities. Read more
"I like design that is functional and timeless, but not elitist," says the founder of Detroit-based furniture maker Floyd. How does an idea born in Miami turn into a multinational brand? We delve into the inside story of Kyle Hoff as featured in our recent collaboration with Courier. Read more
The relationship between music and memory is powerful. It can have a therapeutic effect that inspires a new creative release, it can also transport you back in time and stir up some certain emotions. Delve into the rare world of Tastemakers and listen to a playlist with the music that influences them. Read more