Things we’re likely to see in 2019

At a macro level, the world is in a pretty strange place at the moment. There is uncertainty across many countries in terms of political direction, macro economics, technology and consumer uncertainty. Populism and nationalism is on the march: Duterte in the Philippines. Trump in the US. The AfD is shifting the Overton window in […]

Merry Christmas

Wuxia-ing a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Predictions on 2019 to follow soon, now get off the web and do some real world merry making.

On the sofa: The Man from Mo’Wax

The documentary The Man from Mo’Wax was something that I’d been looking forward to watching for a while. Lavelle made his name as the guy at Honest Johns who was the go to guy for Major Force Records releases. Major Force was a Japanese hip hop label that featured the likes of Hiroshi Fujiwara Takagi […]

Five for Friday | 五日(星期五) | 금요일에 다섯 가지

Things that made my day this week: Naomi Wu on the nascent open source culture developing in China. It isn’t just about China taking anymore but contributing. Ari Saal Forman’s Menthol 10s took a swipe at corporate culture and big tobacco. The ambiguous nature of the male host business in Japan is highlighted in this […]

Five for Friday | 五日(星期五) | 금요일에 다섯 가지

Things that made my day this week: Yohji Yamamoto at the Oxford Union More awesome than your Apple Watch – This Casio G-Shock Watch Transforms into Optimus Prime – Technabob To coincide with the re-issue of Miles Davis – Rubberbrand EP – Amerigo Gazaway has done a remix and a mix of Miles Davis back catalogue. […]