World Digital Library – Free Books Online

I’m always posting archives of awesome books for you. The internet goes deep, and is full of riches (just don’t go too deep. It’s pretty dark down there). The World Digital Library archive… Continue reading

Somenokomichi – a traditional Japanese textile festival

If you are interested in traditional Japanese textile workshops, traditional Japanese textile dyeing or kimono painting, then you should go to Some-no-Komichi this weekend! It takes place in Tokyo’s Nakai district, an area… Continue reading

FRUiTS is DEAD – an article in Quartz

It’s true. FRUiTS Magazine is no more. …Let’s take a moment of silence… I won’t write anything here about it because Marc Bain did a great job of telling the whole story on… Continue reading

Painting, drawings and sculpture by Yohji Yamamoto on display until March

We were visited in the classroom by Kubo-san, Head of Atelier at Yohji Yamamoto and his right-hand-man for almost 30 years. He told us an interesting story about his boss (translated, so the… Continue reading

Free Open Source Tools!

Are you a poor student or a young designer or just someone who believes people should have access to tools? Likely. If you are, then here is a Christmas gift for you. Sorry… Continue reading

Opencourseware – (free)online courses from the best universities in the world

When I was in high school I had a fantasy that I would enter University and start a “Clubhouse University”, where I would meet with people who hadn’t paid tuition and teach them… Continue reading

South American Slow Fashion, a Special Lecture at Bunka Fashion College

Yesterday as I was walking through the main entrance of┬áthe school my eye was drawn to a wonderful poster, design by our resident genius, and perhaps the tallest man on campus (TMOC), Scott… Continue reading

Back after a long hiatus!

It’s been a crazy year for me here in Tokyo at Bunka Gakuen. I’ve been working on PhD. Thesis on sustainable fashion with the support of a JSPS grant (thank you, sweet benevolent… Continue reading

Bunka GFC x Hasselblad – Collaborative Student Shoot

This January, Bunka Gakuen University Graduate School’s Global Fashion Concentration collaborated with legendary Swedish camera maker Hasselblad to stage a professional shoot in the classroom. The object of this collaboration was to give… Continue reading

Andrea Zapp at Bunka – an Exhibition

UK based designer Andrea Zapp is exhibiting at Bunka this week. Please have a look if you have a chance. See below for more info about the brand..which I can’t take credit for… Continue reading