Arts + Life

The Fortress

Directed by Dong-hyuk Hwang, The Fortress is a feature-length action drama based on the novel Namhansanseong by Kim Hoon. The film is based on the Second Manchu invasion of Korea in 1636, where King Injo and his retainers sought refuge in the fortress called Namhansanseong. "During...

Atmos + Reebok

Japanese footwear brand Atmos has teamed up with Reebok for a limited edition variation of the classic Instapump Fury sneaker. Called the "Bleached Fury," the traditionally bold running shoe receives a denim-style makeover. Dominated with an eye-catching navy and bright orange accents along outsole, a bleached...

Vans Japan Unveils Special Indigo Collection

[gallery size="large" link="none" ids="21319,21320,21321"] Southern California-based clothing and footwear brand, Vans has introduced its latest fall/winter 2017 collection for the Japanese market. Consisting of the iconic Old Skool, Sk8-Hi and Slip-On silhouettes, the collection highlights an indigo "Japan Blue" colorway meticulously created using traditional Japanese indigo...

2017 Häagen-Dazs Mooncake

United States-based premium ice cream brand, Häagen-Dazs continues its annual tradition of celebrating the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival with a collection of ice cream mooncakes. Available for the Hong Kong market, the collection consists of 9 gift box sets – Twinkle Night, Twinkle Night Mix, Inclusion-Twinkle Night...

Aape by A Bathing Ape Opens in Los Angeles

[gallery link="none" size="large" ids="21312,21313"] Japanese streetwear manufacturer by A Bathing Ape (BAPE), Aape recently opened its first United States branch in Los Angeles, California. Located in Los Angeles' neighborhood of Fairfax, the retail space spans across 2,300 square-feet and carries the line's full collection in addition...

Jaden Smith Stars in Upcoming Netflix Anime Series

Premiering September 22, 2017, Neo Yokio is an anime television series produced for Netflix. Written, created and produced by Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig, the six-part series is set in a mashup city of Tokyo and New York called Neo Yokio. Joined by his faithful mecha-butler, Charles (Jude...

A Silent Voice

Directed by Naoko Yamada, A Silent Voice (Koe no Katachi) is an animated feature-length drama following the story of Shoya Ishida who is ostracized by his classmates after he bullies a deaf girl to the point where she moves away. Years later, he sets off on...

Panatea Instant Matcha

Panatea, a health and lifestyle-driven matcha brand based in New York City by husband and wife duo Jessica Lloyd and Dave Mandelbaum brings high quality matcha mainstream with Instant Matcha packets. Consisting of a blend of ceremonial grade matcha and soluble fiber, Instant Matcha single...

James Wong Howe on Google

In honor of James Wong Howe's 118th birthday, Chinese-American cinematographer was featured as Google’s doodle. Born Wong Tung Jim in Taishan, China, Howe dedicated his life to cinematography who worked on over 130 films (1899 - 1976), earned 10 Academy Award nominations and retired with two...

Godzilla’s Monster Planet Premiering November 2017 on Netflix

Premiering November 2017, Godzilla: Monster Planet is the first entry of Netflix's long-awaited trilogy release. Directed by Hiroyuki Seshita and Kobun Shizuno, the Japanese pop culture icon makes a return to the screen with the animated feature-length film. Set in a futuristic word where after...