Eight years ago, Hironori Okada departed Tokyo on his motorcycle to travel across Japan in search of its greatest artistic treasures. Little did he know, two years later he would help found one.
Glassy eyed, 8-year-old Takota Nakamura stared through a display window a blue LEGO police boat while his mother, Noriko, looked on anxiously.
So, let’s face it. We can’t all be Carrie Bradshaw, lying about in our pajamas playing with a tummy-tickling string of Mikimoto pearls, waiting for the man next to us to propose.
Yukatas, samurai swords, kokeshi dolls, lacquer trays, silk wallets: Been there, sent that.
The markets and shopping centers of Korea are rich with unique treats reflecting the country’s character, culture and style.
An airport is a fascinating place. People coming and going. Airplanes taking off and landing, being loaded and unloaded. It’s a place where people from around the world converge.
There are bigger art museums for sure, and there are perhaps better ones. The Städel in Frankfurt, Germany, however offers a wonderful slice of 700 years of art history — from 1300 to the present — in one visit.
Part peppy corporate brainwashing, part peek inside the uber-cool work lives of hipster techies, the Zappos tour will leave you a little creeped out by the aggressively jolly corporate culture.
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