Paris, Tokyo: Ramdane Touhami
In this episode, Ramdane talks about his latest project, the French beauty line Buly, explaining how his company’s philosophies and appeal tie in to Japanese ideals. Born in France, Moroccan native Ramdane Touhami is the multi-tasker behind many successful niche business ventures at the intersection of art, lifestyle and fashion. Most notably, he has become famous for having revived the 1643 royal wax manufacturer, Cire Trudon, as a global candle business and perfume house.
A Second Home in the Mountains
A modern, white design nestled at the foot of the Tanzawa Mountains, where the peaceful spirit of satoyama rural landscapes remains.
Hiroshi Nagai's Sun-Drenched Pop Paintings Pay Homage to California
Hiroshi Nagai, Japan's answer to David Hockney, has the gift of transporting viewers to the west coast of America as it was in the 1950s.
Taketomi, the Epitome of Unspoiled Natural Beauty
You won't find any tarmac roads here, nor buildings stretching up over multiple stories, not even a konbini, the iconic Japanese supermarket.
Pinku Eiga, the World of Erotic and Engaged Japanese Cinema
Pinku eiga (pink films), is a film genre that combines eroticism and violence and implicitly dissects the idiosyncrasies of Japanese society.
Niki Nakayama, the Chef Introducing California to Kaiseki
Her restaurant n/naka marries Californian ingredients and Japanese processes, and its success was recently rewarded with two Michelin stars.