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Thursday, December 11th, 2008

6:13 pm

Pingmag | Japan Made T-Shirts: Kume

In house favorite, Pingmag, profiles Kume, a traditional t-shirt manufacturer in Japan that stays focused on producing a domestically made high quality shirts. So how did said company get purely into the business of t-shirts? “It was the 1950s, and…

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Monday, October 20th, 2008

Monday, September 29th, 2008

1:17 am

PingMag | The Steapunk Watchmaker

PingMag | The Steapunk Watchmaker

Some incredible imagery from avante garde watch maker, Haruo Suekichi over on PingMag Japan. "Reminiscent of Jules Verne and influenced by manga, his finely crafted watches are of a vintage futuristic kind. And what started with an unsuccessful attempt to…

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Monday, September 1st, 2008

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9:12 pm

85 Years of Soap

85 Years of Soap

Bless Pingmag MAKE for kicking out some of the best features covering the the world of quality craftsmanship and manufacturing in Japan. Their feature, "85 Years of Soap" gives coverage to a tiny soap company, Tohoku Sekken Sat Kojo, that…

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Wednesday, July 9th, 2008

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2:22 am

PingMag on Natural Textiles

PingMag on Natural Textiles

Every so often one can sit back and examine the details in the textiles used in the the clothing and drapery that cover (well most of us) and protect us. But for others, the bare assembly of the fibers used…

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Sunday, June 22nd, 2008

1:55 am

Coloring Books with Adults in Mind

Coloring Books with Adults in Mind

Japan’s PingMag profiles a trend in Japan which many in the West may not be aware of: adult colouring books. “Colouring books for adults have become popular in the last few years for their purported mental effects, helping people to…

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Thursday, June 12th, 2008

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8:59 pm

Some Father’s Day Tips from Ping

Some Father’s Day Tips from Ping

PingMag shows the international appeal of Father’s Day with a nice spread on how their picks for the Day of the Dad. "The third Sunday of June is upon us, which means Father’s Day is nearly here! Huh, in Japan,…

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Monday, March 31st, 2008

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10:16 pm

Design & Mystique of the Japanese School Uniform

Design & Mystique of the Japanese School Uniform

PingMag has a great write-up on the history of the Japanese School Uniform. Its history goes way back – “The school uniform, seifuku, in Japan started over a hundred years ago, in the Meiji period. According to the Tombow Uniform…

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Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

11:16 am

Boogie Interview @ Pingmag

Boogie Interview @ Pingmag

Pingmag interviewed Serbian photographer Boogie recently. It’s a nice in-depth read and also they present a strong selection of his works. Read it here.

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