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Arion Press Fine Printing: The Art of Book Making

A recent tour around the historic fine printing and bookmaking facility Arion Press reveals the outstanding art and dedication behind superb craftsmanship of typecasting, letterpress printing, and hand bookbinding. A visit to Arion Press is a MUST. If you live in San Francisco for a while, especially if you’re a fine printing lover, chances are […]

Stolen Moments: The Photographs of Ronny Jaques

Ronny Jaques may be a relatively unknown photographer for mainstream fashion audience, however he is one of the most innovative photographer in his class, of the same caliber of Slim Arons and Richard Avedon (the latter arguably being the most well-known). The 2008 published “Stolen Moments: The Photographs of Ronny Jaques” by Pamela Fiori displays […]

A Man’s Story Screening at AAU

After watching A Man’s Story screening at Academy of Art University on Friday, November 2, 2012, there is no doubt in my mind that Ozwald Boateng is a very accomplished British menswear designer armed with impeccable sense of style, masterful classic tailoring technique, and relentless drive to get him from one point of his life […]

A Samurai Spirit: Rome Kanda

Chatting with Japanese actor and comedian Rome Kanda at J-Pop Summit Festival 2012 was one of those random opportunities that I can’t help feeling truly blessed and humbled. I was passing through in front of New People building trying to get something to eat in between one event to the next when the opportunity to […]