Victor Won

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You can now stay at hundreds of historic temples across Japan

One of the best things about travelling in Japan is getting the opportunity to visit thousands of historic temples and shrines that lay scattered across the country. But now, visitors are about to get the chance to make their experience even more memorable, as a brand new service has just been …

Tokyo It Girl Sayo Yoshida Reveals the Very Best Vintage Store in a City Full of Amazing Vintage

The Japanese It girl Sayo Yoshida has modeled for everyone from Dolce & Gabbana to Koche to Coca-Cola and Shiseido, and is one of Tokyo's most in-the-know insiders. But she hadn't seen an installation quite like the one in the Trunk Hotel, a minimalist, only-in-Shibuya style boutique establishment …

Watch: Two L.A. Brothers Nail the Secrets of Limewash Paint

The sibling owners of Portola perfect a limewash that gives walls the rich character of aged plaster.<p>Watch Casey and Jamie Davis matching colors by eye or brushing their signature Lime Wash across stucco by hand, and you’re reminded of the way painters have adorned walls for generations. The …

Los Angeles

Tokyo guide: Where to eat, drink, shop and stay in Japan's capital city

It’s easy to get lost in Tokyo. Home to massive skyscrapers, neon-lit signs, owl and maid cafes, anime shops, countless restaurants and karaoke bars, …

Kurt Cobain, David Bowie and John Lennon's handwriting feature in new typeface series

French graphic designers Julien Sens and Nicolas Damiens have transformed the handwriting of musicians David Bowie, John Lennon, Kurt Cobain, Leonard …

Kurt Cobain

Alexa Chung’s Guide To Tokyo

Like any seasoned traveller, Alexa Chung took on Tokyo with a list of districts to explore and hot spots to tick off. She even took <i>Vogue</i> along for …

25 Backsplash Ideas For Your Kitchen Renovation

An interesting backsplash can take your kitchen from average to extraordinary.<p>From eye-catching tilework to impressive slabs of marble, this collection of some of our favorite kitchen backsplashes will help inspire your next remodel.

Interior Design

This may be Africa’s most scenic mountain range, yet it struggles to attract tourists

One of the earliest recorded tours to the Rwenzori Mountains was in the second century, when Alexandrian mathematician Claudius Ptolemy, searching for the source of the Nile river, named them the “mountains of the moon.”<p>Since then, modern-day Uganda has struggled to drum up the same kind of hype. …

Nile River

Packaging Design: Minimalist Wine Bottle Design

Mikel Romero shared a wonderful packaging design on his Behance profile. It's for the 1-24 Edition Wine and it features a super minimalist look, …

Shhh—This Is Where Interior Designers Find the Best Décor

If you’re searching for accessories for your home rather than large investment pieces, take a peek into Michelle Zacks’s little black book. “One of …

Home Decorating

Oh Yeah Studio’s custom typeface for Nike, Oslo draws from the city's famous running track

Typography

A frequent flier reveals the 2 words that will always get you an upgrade to first class

British expat and New York Times best-selling author Tilly Bagshawe knows a thing or two about flying.<p>She told Bloomberg that she typically flies about 100,000 miles a year and has often managed to get herself bumped up from economy class without paying by deploying a two-word strategy.<p>Even when …

Virgin Atlantic

2 Days in Tokyo Itinerary: What to See and Do in 48 Hours

Most people dream of visiting Japan. The food, the culture, the people — you can’t help but be drawn to the island nation. Add onto that the upcoming …

The ultimate guide to Bangkok’s coolest neighborhood

Call it Bangkok’s Lower East Side. Home to Thai celebrities, VIPs, Japanese businessmen and sophisticated expats, the district has more recently …

Farm-to-table

Playstation Minimalist App Design Concept

Minimalist app design seems to be more than a trend but a expected evolution for interface design. Before people were not familiar with these new …

San Francisco

Stairway to heaven: hiking ancient pilgrimage trails in southern Japan

Normally I am not given to praying but the occasion demands it. After bowing twice and clapping twice, I make a silent entreaty that my trek will go well. My obeisance is taking place in front of a small wooden building, rather like a summerhouse. It is a shrine in the town of Takijiri-oji, a …

Hiking

Photographer David Burnett Switches to Sony After 40 Years of Canon

Renowned photojournalist David Burnett has just announced that he’s switching over to Sony camera equipment after over 40 years of shooting with …

Cameras

Earthquake-Resistant Coffee House in Shizuoka, Japan

Japan’s infrastructure is built with earthquakes in mind, and the Coeda House, a cafe in Shizuoka, Japan, is one example. Instead of columns, …

Architecture

Take a look at Nintendo’s HQ nearly 130 years ago

Nintendo in the Meiji period<p>Nearly a century before Nintendo became synonymous with video games, the company operated as a producer of Hanafuda, or “flower cards,” in a modest building in Kyoto, Japan. A rediscovered photo provides a clear look at this moment in the company’s history.<p>The photo was …

You’d Never Guess This Japanese-Style Home in Tiburon Is a Kit House

More Japanese minka than Sears Roebuck, a kit home in the Bay Area—complete with a meditation room—provides the right bones for a renovation.<p>When Darla Anderson and Kori Rae came across a property for sale in Tiburon, a secluded town just north of San Francisco, they were enthralled by its …

Living Rooms

Breathtaking Urban Tokyo Scenes

Busy intersections, lantern-littered alleys… these amazing urban scenes of Japan are taken by Tatsuto Shibata, aka Deepsky. With an eye for stunning …

How Muji, Japan’s Most Famous Anti-Brand, Plans To Win America

Can a brand predicated on nothingness gain a foothold in the U.S.?<p>If you follow the rule book of building a brand or a business, having a clear vision about what you’re selling is essential. Not so for Kenya Hara, the longtime art director for the Japanese lifestyle company Muji, which is …

Beyond Tokyo

Go off the beaten path<p>Japan is a bucket list destination for many people—it certainly was for me. Over 21 million people have visited the archipelago nation so far this year, with most flocking to its magical capital city, Tokyo. It’s great and overflowing with things to do, but the nation extends …

1971 Vox product catalog

<b>Source: http://www.voxshowroom.com</b> Image: The Vox Showroom. License: All Rights Reserved.<p>“The Vox Discotape Unit made creative use of the cabinet and …

10 Unique & Wacky Things To Experience in Tokyo

Everyone has heard that Japan is full of crazy and weird things. Tokyo is the mecca of all things unique and wacky. Every time my sister and I visit Japan, there’s always something new to check out. That’s why we, along with millions of other visitors, love this country so much. Here is our top 10 …

Japan

Brooklyn apartment gets chic interior design by local studio Matter

Located in the Standish, a former hotel in the neighborhood of Brooklyn Heights<p>A unit in the storied Standish building in Brooklyn Heights—the supposed residence of Clark Kent—has been given the model design treatment by Matter, the New York-based gallery and showroom.<p>Once known as the Standish …

This "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" Behind The Scenes Reel Will Get You So Amped

Get you so amped, it will?

Scared and Nearly Naked, Iraqi Man Flees Mosul

The man had almost made it to safety, with Iraqi forces waiting at the far end of a rubble-strewn alley — but first he had to take off his clothes.<p>An Associated Press photograph taken Monday shows him standing in an alley in his underwear, his arms spread wide, proving that he isn't strapped with …