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Guest Playlist: Dum Dum Girls

Dum Dum Girls returned only this year with their new album, Too True. Initially, writing for the record started in the summer of 2012, a period which songwriter, Dee Dee Penny, found difficult. The writing process – a seemingly lonely and trying time for Dee Dee -  took its



Duffer of St George Japan SS14

Seminal London brand Duffer of St George will be releasing their highly anticipated Japanese range at the end of next month, with styling cues taken from Richard Linklater’s classic film Dazed and Confused and Hugh Holland’s Locals Only photographic series. Photographers Ellis Scott and Stylists William Barnes’ editorial also bring …



What’s the Craziest Place You’ve Ever Been?

I’ve had the good fortune to have experienced many crazy and unusual places as a part of my job at Notion – everything from strange music festivals to the most random fashion events you can imagine. I however have never been to the Robot Bar in Tokyo – though after …



Playlist: A Celebration of Virgin’s 40th Birthday

To celebrate Virgin’s 40th anniversary, Studio B1 opens its doors for The Virgin Records Exhibition between 24th October and 29th October. The space will be filled with unique artefacts, photographs from the virgin archives, video installations, unique soundscapes and art installations made exclusively for the exhibition. There will also be



Album Stream: Cuushe – Butterfly Case

Ahead of its Monday release via impeccably-curated Tokyo label flau, Japanese dream-popper Cuushe has unveiled her sophomore album – the elegantly-titled Butterfly Case – in full. It’s ten tracks of lighter-than-pixie-dust pop, rich in plaintive atmospherics and gossamer textures.

Coming four long years after Cuushe’s debut LP, Red Rocket



Interview: Archibald Optics

Picking the right glasses is always a toughie. And it’s not just sourcing frames that fit your mug, it’s finding something individual, finding out where and how they’re made and making sure you don’t get ripped off. It’s a bit of a minefield. Recently we came across Archibald Optics,


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News: Gymphlex launches online

Since its inception in 1906, British-based brand Gymphlex has been manufacturing sportswear for English schools, universities and clubs. With over 100 years of experience under its belt, the brand now launches its modern day collection in the UK. The range – which has been sold exclusively to Japan for the …



Fresh Cycle Chic: PEdALED Belt

PEdALED is the brainchild of Japanese clothing designer Hideto Suzuki. Combining form and an inherent sense of practicality and function, the collection features a range of clothing from jeans to jackets all of which have been specially adapted to suit their cycling cause. Our fave piece is this belt. Visually …



New Track: Cokiyu & Baths – ‘Twinkle Way’

It’s been a long wait for new material from Japanese ambient electronica producer, Cokiyu. The Ehime-native has remained largely quiet since her sophomore full-length, Your Thorn, dropped in 2011 but she now returns with a collaborative EP based around ‘Haku‘, a post-Your Thorn demo. Cokiyu …



Lucy Folk and Yukimi’s “Bento”

Lucy Folk: Australian Jeweler.  She’s known for high-quality jewelry, a style that mixes style and personality.  That latter term is the key in her recent team up with Swedish/Japanese singer Yukimi Nagano, who is a part of electronic group Little Dragon.  The collaboration has resulted in a new …