Japan

A collectible in its own right

Timekeeping Icon | Volume 5: Seiko 6105

Seiko watches have a long and impressive history: the company produced their first watches in 1924 and have continuously produced wrist watches till this day. While often exempt from the conversation about fine timepieces that is typically reserved for German and Swiss pedigrees, Seiko takes quality very seriously. While they now produce some parts overseas...

Back from the future

ZecOO Electric Motorcycle

The dystopian Neo Tokyo of 2019 described and depicted by Katsuhiro Otomo’s Akira may be as likely as our Mayan predicted destruction, but that didn’t stop the team at Japan’s Znug Design from having a crack at building Tetsuo Shima’s bike. The ZecOO ($70,000 projected) is easily one of the best looking, and possibly priciest...

Style Pick: Deluxe Flyer Navy Scarf

This winter offering from Japanese clothing brand Deluxe combines the looks of a higher end silk scarf with the comfort and price point of 100% cotton. The small white polka dot pattern can look casual or elegant depending on how you wear it. Available colors include Navy, Black, and Olive. ~$121 | deluxe.jp

Distinctive task master

Postalco Pressed Cotton Calendar

In the age of cloud syncing, location aware reminders, and über productivity apps, it’s easy to dismiss physical calendars as vestiges of the stone age. We embrace the convenience of a digital life as much as the next person, but that will never overshadow our fondness for finely crafted accessories like the Postalco Pressed Cotton...

Style For Your Smile

Yumaki Toothbrushes

While the big name brands dream up gimmick after gimmick to differentiate their own bristle sticks from the rest of the pack, Yumaki takes a much more focused approach. Style, simple design, and quality construction are the name of their oral hygiene game — which is exactly what we’d expect from a company seeking to...