What's Cool In Japan? Follow Tyler Brûlé
Ex. Wallpaper founder, luxury consultant Tyler Brûlé now writes a regular column for the FT. For his March 10 piece, he describes a hectic day in Tokyo where he seems to visit every achingly cool store & restaurant in the city. His trip includes:Celux (Louis Vuitton’s members only shopping emporium) – where he buys Wolrd Cup Havainanas Yoshida Bag shop for one of Porter’s iconic, boxy duffels. Mori’s (a Tadao Ando designed retail and residential complex) Beyes (A new concept by Sony for the man “who’s outgrown Patagonia but still wants functional outerwear, has a taste for custom Orobianco bags and is fussy about his denim brands.”) Forty Carats and Five Hundred and Twenty Five (owned by designer Takeo Kikuchi and designed by the Meguro-based architecture firm Simplicity)_ – where he tries to buy a blazer Tomorrowland – for a double-vented navy blazer. No joy. Daikanyama restaurant – for the 48-hour curry of the day Hacknet (“one of the best bookshops for design in the world”) Bonjour Records – to buy Fake by The Emigrants.
FT.com / Arts Weekend