UNIQLO recently got a brand new megastore near Shinjuku station in Tokyo thanks to the creative folks over at Curiosity. The store features an absolutely beautiful gridded exterior that keep the front of the store minimal while also directing you into the store. They also capitalized on lots of shiny chrome and mirrors creating a stunning interior. It’s almost overwhelming!
I think it’s a really beautiful store though, complex and simple at the same time. I think it does a really good job of letting the clothes be the focal point as well. I want one of these here in Los Angeles!
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Kitsune Noir reader Jill wrote me a few days ago about a video for The Mint Chicks song Hot on Your Heels, a surreal voyage into the dreams of a baby… or at least I think that’s what it is. The video was created by the folks over at Special Problems, an Auckland, New Zealand creative studio that has made a ton of really great music videos.
The video above features all kinds of crazy business going on, but mostly it’s about a severed hand chasing a white tiger, which I think is supposed to be the lead singer because he’s dressed like one in the video. Overall though the animations and editing are spot on and really compliment this already great song.
If you like the song, be sure to check out the Mint Chicks new album Screens as well, I’ve been listening to it all day and it’s a solid record.
Check out the old-timey feeling work of Ben Javens, a British illustrator who makes really simple and fun art. My favorite pieces are the ones above which are painted wood, though I’m not 100% sure that the sun one is. Either way I love the handmade quality of these pieces, they would look awesome in my apartment.
If you like Ben’s work you should also check out his shop by clicking here.
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I came across the work of Mauro Gatti’s, who also goes by The Brainbox, earlier today, realizing that I had seen some of his stuff previously but never posted about it. Mauro is an illustrator currently living in Milan, Italy and does some really great work. Everything he does is quite clever and always uses really bright punches of color. He also does a good job of mixing traditional drawings with photoshop, giving his pieces lots of depth with lighting and shading. You check out more of his work by clicking here.
Okay, PF Flyers raiding their back catalog is a stroke of genius. Their newest shoe is a re-release of the 1965 Windjammer shoe, a classic looking deck shoe that comes in some fun colors like the blue, butter and green you see above. I think my favorite might be the white or the blue though, which looks really good with that black piping going all the way around it. I also love that they suggest not wearing socks with these, a fact that hopefully most people realize. Love ‘em.