bizen by king houndekpinkou

A king of his craft, King Houndekpinkou is a French-Beninese ceramicist. Inspired by Japanese, almost brutalist, style of unglazed pottery originating in Bizen (now Okayama Prefecture). The tradition of unglazed pottery is deep routed within the Bizen community in Okayama Prefecture and famous not only in Japan, but the rest of the world. Houndekpinkou, has combined the traditional style…

an interview by charlie ronce magazine

I’m not dead, but I have been slacking when it comes to giving an up-to-date Fashion Nazi piece. I recently spoke with a friend of mine about By Fashion Nazi and life, I guess, for a project he’s working. “Charlie Ronce – a zine for the modern ponce.” Charlie Ronce Magazine | Hi Roman, could you…

premium accessories by pyk

P.A.P (Premium Accessories by Pyk) a leather accessories brand, originated in Sweden, created by designer maker Ulf Pyk. Like Bōle, P.A.P have created a range of handcrafted leather goods that focus on a timeless design and meticulous craftsmanship to give you a product that will not only stand the test of time but get better with age….

nominated by fashion nazi

I’ve always wanted to be an award winning something or at the very least and award nominated something but I never thought it would be for blogging, I thought it might be for something I’m actually good at like….. Anyway, there’s this site called Blogging Edge that have put me up as the Best Men’s…

texture by philippe malouin

I love sharing my inspirations, it’s the main reason I blog, and I wanted to share an artist I came across through the ‘Things’ section at cosstores.com. The artist is Philipper Malouin is a Canadian artist who’s currently living and working in London. Malouin, designs anything from art installations to abstract home furnishings and has…

lcm by alexander mcqueen

Finally, the McQueen collection! I never usually rant and rave about a new McQueen but there was just so many stand-out pieces, scratch that, entire looks! So typical of the McQueen brand and London collection to give us a collection that was, start to finish, redesigned and reworked menswear classics. However, this season they didn’t…

infliction by heiko tiemann

Recently I went to visit a portrait exhibition at the Millennium Galleries in Sheffield and I came across the photographer, Heiko Tiemann. His work struck a cord with me as he used children with different degrees of learning difficulties as his subjects, a subject which is quite close to home for me. Hieko Tiemann wrote about his…

always foreign architecture by leong leong

I’ve been a fan of the works of Leong Leong for sometime now, their work is like an escape, an escape from what is to be expected in architecture, an escape from traditionalism. Leong Leong work with materials in way that is a constant inspiration for me. Their work on 3.1 Phillip Lim flagship store is possibly…

onggi by lee kang-hyo

Lee Kang-Hyo Follows a traditional style of pottery making, onggi, used in Korea. The craft dates back almost six thousand years and Lee Kang-Hyo has become a master at his art. It’s not wise of me to comment on a culture and an art I don’t know a whole lot about. However, I came across…

an introduction by andrei

People never take the younger generation seriously. Generally speaking, the younger generation is always seen as the unreliable. You see, for me, being 16, or 60 means nothing. It’s about who you are, and what your essence really is. The Glamour Link, my blog, promotes this idea. Although the articles are written by a teen, I…

coffee by vienna

What do you think first when you hear of Vienna? Right! Coffee and museums. This post focuses on my love of Vienna’s cafe culture. When I first came to Vienna I thought I knew what a good coffee tastes like, I quickly learned that I didn’t have a clue. The high number of cafes allows you…

leather by bōle tannery

Bōle is a Swedish brand founded in 1899. A spruce bark tannery, master craftsman of leather goods and a purveyor to the Swedish royal court. Using techniques that are over 100 years old and routed in the brands heritage they set out to create style by honouring simplicity. It can take longer than a year to…

japanese/british heritage by asymptote

Asymptote’s autumn/winter ’15 collection caught my eye recently. The collection is inspired by traditional Japanese culture and clothing and traditional British culture and materials. I’m not usually a fan of collections that take their inspirations so literally because as you know it can sometimes boarder on resembling costume design. That being said, I’m in love…