COOL HUNTING /
TOKYO

Tokyo

TRAVEL
Tokyo's Pass The Baton Adds a Personal Touch to Vintage
Located at the edge of the Tadao Ando-designed Omotesando Hills shopping complex, a few floors underground into basement territory, is the "new recycle" shop Pass the Baton. The space (one of two locations in Tokyo) hosts an orderly explosion of...
TRAVEL
Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills
On the 47th to 52nd floors of the new Toranomon Hills skyscraper is one of Tokyo's newest hotels. Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills—the Hyatt-owned brand's second property in Asia—is aiming for a sophisticated yet simple approach to a luxurious stay, removing...
FOOD-DRINK
Word of Mouth: Tokyo Street Food + Drink
by Jennifer Miller Unlike Southeast Asian countries, Japan isn’t known for its street food. Munching on the sidewalk is generally considered impolite—a fact that is tacitly reinforced by the lack of public trash cans. (Somehow, Japanese cities manage...
LINK-ABOUT-IT
Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. The Injustice of Food Chains In a new, appropriately titled documentary short, "Food Chains," the hands and hearts of the individuals producing our every day foods are unearthed. With so much interest in food globally—from its source to its...
CULTURE
Tokyobike Spring 2014 New Singlespeed
As longtime supporters of Tokyobike and their "less is more" approach to bicycle building, we took special note of their upcoming spring 2014 release: the New Singlespeed. While aesthetically similar to its predecessor, the fresh release will introduce...
DESIGN
Masterpiece Coloring Book
Often irreverent and always original, Zurich-based indecent publishing house Nieves has been publishing offbeat zines and art books since 2001, for a dedicated fan base that's global and ever-growing. Their latest release, "Masterpiece Coloring...
CULTURE
Tokyo Graphic Passport 2014
Housed across three galleries—two in DUMBO, Brooklyn and one in Manhattan's Lower East Side—bilingual Japanese arts publication +81 presents "Tokyo Graphic Passport," a traveling exhibition of Japanese posters and more from many famed makers and...
FOOD-DRINK
Tokyo Banana Pie
If you've ever had the good fortune to travel through Tokyo's Narita Airport, you wouldn't have missed the stacks of Tokyo Banana Pies in the shops, sitting among all the tasty treats for friends back home. These small vanilla sponge cakes filled...
DESIGN
Interview: PechaKucha's Mark Dytham
Advertorial content: As Heineken's second annual Your Future Bottle Design Challenge comes to a close we want to encourage all aspiring designers to get their final designs submitted via Facebook before the 1 March deadline for the chance to have...
DESIGN
2013 Calendars
If we defy the prophets and make it out of 2012, we'll need to keep track of the precious time we still have left. From interlocking magnetic rings to the best of your own Instagrams, these 10 calendars will help you trace the days in year to come...
TRAVEL
Valet
While most online travel sites cater to the occasional trip goer looking to save money, Valet sets its sights on a more discerning clientele of creative professionals with a highly filtered list of hotels in select destinations worldwide. By specifically...
DESIGN
Open Design Explorations
At the most recent Milan Design Week Heineken launched a global project to design the club of the future. After an international competition and a year-long research process, the nightlife destination will be actually built and unveiled at the 2012...
CULTURE
Post Fossil: Excavating 21st Century Creation
Showcasing over 70 international designers, the current exhibit "Post Fossil: Excavating 21st Century Creation" at Tokyo museum 21_21 Design Sight is the upshot of esteemed Dutch trend forecaster Lidewij Edelkoort's examination of the future of...
TECH
NY Art Beat iPhone App
Having already launched a successful version for Tokyo, Art Beat recently created the NYAB iPhone app, an informative application that keeps New Yorkers current on all of the cultural happenings going on around the city. The simple interface organizes...
DESIGN
Cool Hunting Video Presents: Nike Flagship, Harajuku, Tokyo
by Gregory Mitnick This video visits Nike's new store in the heart of Tokyo's Harajuku district, interviewing interior designer Masamichi Katayama about how he came up with a way to suit the brand and its locale. Also check out the original story...
TRAVEL
Best of CH 2009: Top Five Japanese Moments
by Julie Wolfson A longstanding source of inspiration, our coverage of Japan this year benefited from a couple visits to the land of the rising sun. From hidden artisinal watering holes to a shining new Nike outpost, we've listed a few highlights...
STYLE
FTC 3L Slick x Burton
Commemorating a 25-year-long relationship, the FTC 3L Slick is the upshot of a recent collaboration between San Francisco-based skate label FTC and snowboarding expert Burton. (click on image for expanded view) The smoke-patterned zipper detailing...
DESIGN
Renato D'Agostin: Tokyo Untitled
Venice-born photographer Renato D'Agostin recently spent time in the world's largest city capturing the abstract side of its urban landscape. The resulting monograph "Tokyo Untitled" was released this month and is the subject of...
STYLE
FAT Fall/Winter 2009 Collection
Tokyo-based clothing brand FAT (pronounced F.A.T) recently unveiled their upcoming Fall/Winter 2009 collection. We're liking the athletic and military influences combined with modern, borderline baggy cuts. Simple looks punctuated with saturated...
STYLE
Tokyo Art Beat Spring Tees
We're always super excited to see Tokyo Art Beat's new limited edition tees, and this spring is no different. As usual, Tokyo Art Beat, the nonprofit website covering art events, reviews and creative jobs in the Japanese capital put out two...
TECH
Tokyo Fiber 2009: Senseware
by Kori Schulman Talent meets technology at the second Tokyo Fiber exhibition since 2007. Senseware, a title that refers to materials that inspire creativity, features the stunning possibilities of Japanese artificial fiber technology. A mix of architects...
CULTURE
We Love Magazine Library
Whether you're looking for an out-of-print vintage edition or feel like browsing the pages of the publishing world's fine examples of glossy glory, Tokyo's new We Love Magazine Library has something for every stripe of magazine junkie...
CULTURE
Inazuma Festival: Japan Celebrates Americana
by Kiya Babzani Japan's love affair with Americana is no secret. Hot rods, hamburgers and Harleys hold a special place in Japanese culture and their market for classic denim and workwear is thriving. So it's no surprise that the global leader...
Load More...