Category Archive: Readings

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


Vestoj, a scholarly journal on fashion and identity published by the London College of Fashion, is one of the best fashion publications that I have seen in recent years (this and Too Much… Continue reading

Design as Art – a book by Bruno Munari

I wish Bruno Munari was my uncle. If he was we could hang out at barbeques and he would make me and my brothers, cousins and nieces weird toys and we would all… Continue reading

Made better in Japan – an article from the Wall Street Journal

Through making this blog I am very lucky to be contacted by many people who wish to come to Japan to study fashion here in Tokyo. I usually have the pleasure of asking… Continue reading

In praise of shadows – an essay

This essay was written in 1933 (Translated to English in 1977) by Junichiro Tanizaki, a very well-known post-war Japanese author and essayist who wrote about all kinds of things from Modernity and Japanese… Continue reading

YOUR PANTS ARE SAGGING – an article on the world’s most ‘dangerous’ garment

This article was found here, on NPR. Please view it in it’s original form if you like. Sagging Pants And The Long History Of ‘Dangerous’ Street Fashion by GENE DEMBY September 11, 2014 8:18… Continue reading

Fashion by Edward Sapir (1931) – a reading

Edward Sapir (1884-1939) has been referred to as “one of the most brilliant scholars in linguistics and anthropology in our coun- try” (Franz Boas) and as “one of the greatest figures in American… Continue reading

Ubiquitous or simple style can be difficult – finding the perfect T-shirt – an article

This article was originally posted on the Wall Street Journal. Finding the Perfect T-Shirt Why is Something So Simple So Hard to Get Right? By Ray A. Smith June 4, 2014 7:08 p.m.… Continue reading

Kawaii Champion Sebastian Masuda – an article

This article was originally posted on Dazed Digital. Kawaii champion Sebastian Masuda invites us in The Japanese artist and designer behind Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s ‘PONPONPON’ opens up his treasure trove of cute overload… Continue reading

walking linked to creativity – an article

See the original article here. Stanford Report, April 24, 2014 Stanford study finds walking improves creativity Stanford researchers found that walking boosts creative inspiration. They examined creativity levels of people while they walked… Continue reading