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Now playing on Sundance Channel: Avoid Europe at all costs

Article: Now playing on Sundance Channel: Avoid Europe at all costs

I’ve got these neighbors who love “cycling holidays”. They go to different parts of Europe and pretty much spend ten days doing their own little Tour de France, or wherever. They love it because they get to see “the real countryside” and stay at little farms and inns while burning off all of the crazy food and wine they consume. Well, guess what. That sounds like real trouble to me, especially after I watched all of this week’s “now playing” contenders. This week, Sundance Channel is taking you to the mountains of old Europe, the bars of Austin, Texas and Tokyo, Japan. Give what you’re about to see, I’m going to stay right here…and maybe plan a trip to Tokyo.

Tokyo Subway manners PSA for the holidays

Article: Tokyo Subway manners PSA for the holidays

Just in time for the start of the winter holiday season is this vintage Tokyo subway PSA from 1976 warning Japanese strap hangers on the follies of over-indulging in drinks or “dranks” as the (21 and over) kids say nowadays. The translation supposedly says: “I look like Santa because you’ve had too much to drink.…

Sou Fujimoto's Tokyo House

Article: Sou Fujimoto's Tokyo House

Iwan Baan snapped these photos of this apartment complex in Tokyo. It was designed by Sou Fujimoto and it consists of five housing units with each having two or three rooms shaped like a traditional house. In theory it looks cool how the rooms are connected by external stairs, but in practice getting from one…

FULL FRONTAL FASHION highlights

Article: FULL FRONTAL FASHION highlights

Abraxas Rex jewlery Step into the amazing world of Abraxas Rex – filled with crystal rings the size of your palm, prehistoric-shark-tooth necklaces, and cuffs with geodes like enormous craggy graphite-colored apples! Betsey Johnson turns 68 – and she’s still turning cartwheels! Check out her fabulous birthday celebration, complete with pink cupcakes and a pink…

FULL FRONTAL FASHION highlights

Article: FULL FRONTAL FASHION highlights

Looks from the new Thomsen collection No matter how busy you were this week, we are sure you took a moment to check out Chelsea Clinton’s wedding. Find out what Lynn Yaeger had to say about the glamours event. Check out Thomsen; A chic little collection – easy, breezy, calm, and cool. Almost Parisian, nearly…

50 Tokyo taxi tops

Article: 50 Tokyo taxi tops

Los Angeles Times Magazine has a cool gallery of 50 Tokyo taxi cab tops by photographer Alexander James, which are also on view at Ann 330 Gallery in LA. Alexander explains “I want to capture that light play with the energy and bustle of city life and the stillness of individual with it” Which is…