Interview: OIL / LUMBER Founder, Ethan Summers

The designer discusses contrasting influences, reinventing an iconic silhouette, and Nashville

Nashville-based designer Ethan Summers dabbles in three different mediums. His label OIL / LUMBER acts as an umbrella for all the concepts he comes up with, which include minimal modern furniture, apparel that references his Japanese heritage, and objects that range from coffee cups to tote bags. By operating as a design firm, rather than a furniture-maker, fashion label, or objet d’art manufacturer, OIL / …

Holiday Gift Guides 2019: Japanophile

From exclusive handmade objects to everyday essentials, some of our favorite Japanese items to share this year

Japan’s allure cannot be attributed to any one specific trait. Be it cuisine or culture, design and architecture, cities of the future or soothing reprieves, the island nation offers unparalleled experiences across the spectrum of high and low. This is why we continue to return and explore. This year, our Japanophile Gift Guide is particularly close to our hearts, as it includes our 2019 Omakase …

Japanese Brand BEAMS’ First USA Foray

Fred Segal on Sunset Boulevard hosts their pop-up shop

Glowing Japanese lanterns fill a giant window at Fred Segal on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood, marking fashion and lifestyle brand BEAMS‘ first physical presence in the United States. It’s an apt location considering Fred Segal was the first retailer to bring BEAMS products stateside back in 2011, and recently launched the BEAMS x Ziploc collection. For the pop-up, the BEAMS team selected items from …