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UNDERCOVER x Medicom Toy GILAPPLE Light Series

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As part of UNDERCOVER’s archival carry-over releases, the brand’s coveted GILAPPLE light series with Medicom Toy has returned for yet another season. Boasting color variations seen throughout the years, the latest GILAPPLE release features an improved, high-gloss painted finish and a classically styled forward-facing lamp with dimmer function accessible through the design’s stem. Although sold out in a number of location’s already, stay tuned to UNDERCOVER’s official website for stockist information and news on potential re-stocks.



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This Minimalistic Japanese Hair Salon Goes Back to the Basics

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Designed by Sohei Arao of Japanese design imprint SIDES CORE, equip hair salon is a beautifully minimalistic space inspired by the owner’s experiences as an avid mountain climber. According to him, the most significant appeal of the sport is that the ascent is distinct each time, an outlook that is at once thrilling and soothing. With this perspective, he wanted to recreate the same raw emotional insight for his beauty salon clientele, allowing guests to undergo a new experience each time. Nestled within a quiet neighborhood, equip utilizes a spacious, open atmosphere that features a high ceiling framework and a stripped down interior with a single station. Each piece of furniture is carefully selected, with the chair, sound equipment, large mirror and other station details working harmoniously with one another in order to forge a balanced environment. The ever-changing wall surface is the final touch on the beautiful space, a tabula rasa to reflect the fluctuating seasons and to en…

A Look Inside MUJI's New Fifth Avenue Flagship Store

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Japanese lifestyle retailer MUJI recently opened up the doors to its brand new Fifth Avenue flagship location across the street from the New York Public Library landmark Schwarzman Building. Joining the company’s other four NYC locations, the latest store offers a number of luggage, furniture and stationary options that join a selection of imported Japanese snacks and teas. The retailer’s design-efficient kitchenwear and a number of Japanese and English books and design and culture will also be available for purchase. Unlike the other Big Apple stores, the flagship location offers customers the chance to personalize any textiles or garments with embroidered letters or one of the 100+ designs that have been made available in the store’s design book for only $3 USD. Vibrant plant installations by Tokyo and NYC boutique Green Fingers and a “Aroma Labo” scent station are also featured in the new space. Get a glimpse of the MUJI’s new Fifth Avenue Flagship Store above and make sure to …

WHITE RABBIT - OPR BASS PARTY @TRUMP ROOM SHIBUYA - Photo report

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Super party at Trump last saturday, 2 floors with big bad bass music !!!
// OPR // TRUMP ROOM // 11.21MMXV
11月21日はTRUMP ROOMにてWHITE RABBITプロデュースによるBASS HEAVYなパーティー”OPR”が開催されます。ぜひお越しください!

MUJI Huts Combine Micro-Home Minimalism with Traditional Japanese Style

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With a concept that brings to mind the classic children’s tale of The Three Little Pigs, Japanese brand MUJI has designed a collection of huts, each inspired by a single material: cork, aluminum or wood. Designed in collaboration with Naoto Fukasawa, Jasper Morrison and Konstantin Grcic, the MUJI Huts integrate micro-home minimalism with traditional Japanese aesthetics. Employing a minute footprint, each structure can be easily transported and installed in a wide array of landscapes. Although each edifice has in common similar spartan aesthetics, the interiors of all three are unique while still staying aligned with the clean lines of the exteriors.



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3125C Tokyo Pop-Up Presented by Kazuki Kuraishi and Heather Grey Wall

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Kazuki Kuraishi and Heather Grey Wall present an installment of 3125C pop-up gallery in Tokyo, curated by CLOT’s Edison Chen. The gallery features artist Matt Senna’s bronze collection of Nike Air Jordans, original works by Cali Dewitt, handmade shirts by Zoe Vance, and a selection of specialty apparel, accessories and goods. Original art by Wes Lang was also featured, which was produced using stationary from the now defunct Hotel Okura Tokyo. Guests in attendance at the opening reception included Edison Chen, Dr. Woo, Shinsuke Takizawa (NEIGHBORHOOD), Poggy (UNITED ARROWS & SONS), model Kozue Akimoto, Hiroaki Shitano (WHIZ), Masaya (KITSUNÉ), Leslie Kee, YOON and Verbal (Ambush), Eddie Cruz (UNDEFEATED), Young Lord, DRx Romanelli, and Eric Elms. The 3125C Tokyo pop-up will run from now until November 29.

3125C Tokyo Pop-Up
3-28-5 Jingumae
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo



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Todd James x Case Studyo 'TEAPOT' Limited Edition Functional Sculpture

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Internationally recognized artist Todd James (a.k.a. REAS) collaborates with Case Studyo on a functional sculpture highlighting the female form. The resulting piece showcases a voluptuous, sensual and vibrant female figure that also serves as a teapot. The piece is rendered in hand-painted ceramic, measures in at a height of 9 inches, and will be available for a limited release of 200 units. The Todd James x Case Studyo teapot will be available for purchase at Case Studyo online later today.



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Daft Punk Medicom Bearbricks toys

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Daft Punk Medicom Bearbricks toys

Eijin Suzuki x NIGOLD by UNITED ARROWS Capsule Collection

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Japanese illustrator Eijin Suzuki has teamed up with NIGOLD by UNITED ARROWS once again for the 2015 Fall/Winter season. Having already collaborated on a selection of summery garments back in March, the two present a jacket and matching shirt emblazoned with a graphic illustration of New York City and contrasting paint splatters. Priced at ¥70,200 JPY (approximately $573 USD) and ¥39,960 JPY (approximately $326) respectively, the Eijin Suzuki x NIGOLD by UNITED ARROWS jacket and shirt is now available for purchase at UNITED ARROWS & SONS. For those interested, you can view more of the artist’s unique works over at his website.



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Eric Elms "DON'T TREAD ON ME" Exhibition @ Gallery Target Tokyo

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Artist and streetwear collaborator Eric Elms is set to showcase new paintings at Gallery Target in Tokyo from November 12-December 1. A man of many talents, he has worked with tons of coveted brands in the industry including Supreme, Nike, Vans, UNDFTD and colette. For his new show, he has teased his latest creations on Instagram and they’re vibrant, exploding with color and run with his quirky artistic aesthetic. If you’re in town, be sure to stop past and check it out.

Gallery Target Tokyo
2-32-10 Jingumae
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0001

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DRUM N BASS party : JUBEI + SP:MC JAPAN TOUR 2015@heavysick ZERO - 11/22

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Sunday 22nd november 2015

KAIZAN RECORDS PRESENTS
JUBEI + SP:MC JAPAN TOUR 2015
Drum n bass

MAIN FLOOR
SPECIAL GUEST
JUBEI (METALHEADZ)
SP:MC (SHOGUN AUDIO / EXIT RECORDS / TEMPA)

SPECIAL B2B DJ
YMASA B2B MASA
YO-HE¥ B2B LARGE MOUTH
TLOC B2B SHK
XEN B2B KONAN
SIGNAL B2B SAKO

MC
D2 (KAIZAN RECORDS)
rag (underslowjams)
ENCE (MOST MCS)

LOUNGE FLOOR
SPECIAL GUEST DJ
VELOCITY (HUMAN ELEMENTS / INNERGROUND)
XONORA (R135TRACKS / AZURIA)

DJ
3X6
JUSi
GRADATE
SYUSU

@heavysick ZERO
DOOR:3000YEN / 1D W/F:2500YEN / 1D
23:00 START

KITH "Ops" Collection Featuring Poggy, Junya Matano & 13thWitness

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KITH has gained a military inspiration within its latest series. Dubbed the ‘KITH Ops’ collection, the apparel-based selection consists of pieces in conjunction with Nishikawa outerwear along with a small selection in footwear. KITH’s latest installment consists of pieces such as an Aberdeen parka, Ashland Field Jacket, Bowery Sweatpant, Buckner Anorak, Herkimer Jacket, Knox Utility pant, Lexington Hoodie and more. Each piece was developed from heavy-washed cotton ripstop or chemical washed terry for a broken-in aesthetic. Additionally, the footwear includes collaborative pieces from Filling Pieces and Fracap along with a striking red Danner boot.

Shot in Toyko by the highly popular 13thWitness, models Motofumi “Poggy” Kogi of UNITED ARROWS & SONS and with Junya Matano of Caminando all joined in to produce a very impressive lookbook for the fall season. You can expect pieces to range in price from $60 to $575 USD and to officially be available on November 13 at KITH’s Brookly…

Freemans Sporting Club Opens up Its Second Location in Tokyo

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New York label Freemans Sporting Club recently opened up its second location in the beautiful Futako-Tamagawa district, a 15 minute train ride away from the heart of Shibuya. Bringing the aesthetics from the Lower East Side to Japan’s capital, the imprint proved to be a huge hit with its first location in Aoyama and this new outpost hopes to be a similar success but in a slightly more residential setting. The 4,000 square-foot space features the Green Fingers plant store alongside the brand’s ready-t0-wear garments on the ground floor, while the second floor houses the in-house tailor. The renowned Freemans Sporting Club barber is located on the top floor. Get a look inside of the new space in the photo set above and make sure to check it out if you’re in the area.

Freemans Sporting Club Futako-Tamagawa
3-8-2 Tamagawa
Setagaya-ku, Tokyo



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