Bar Code Tattoos

Today Needled traces barcode tattoos back to their heyday in the 90's when they were common protests of consumer culture. In this time of more restraint (and more consumerism?), the concept is available in temporary form, allowing you to mark yourself with barcodes that read SLAVE, FOR SALE and SCAN ME. Not only are they an impermanent and painless way to make a bold statement, …

Tokyo Bound

On a recent trip to Tokyo in addition to the new cool stores, there were some cultural practices that stood out. When people are sick, or avoiding pollen they wear facial masks. I was in Tokyo at the beginning of Spring (just before cherry blossoms, needless to say, my timing is always off) and everyone was wearing them. It is totally normal. And in front …

GoGo Paris

Sinatra might've been so over the loveliness of Paris, but maybe that's because he didn't have GoGo, the new free English-language monthly covering art, food, culture, and shopping in the City of Light. Started by veterans of the now defunct Paris Time Out, their debut issue features an interview with LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy, lists his fave spots in Paris, and includes a top ten …