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PTMAD: Uniqlo

In 2003, sci-fi writer William Gibson wrote the book Pattern Recognition, which prompted people then - and ever since - to ask me a] if I’d met him...

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Read the room, Streetwear.

2020 was the year I fell out of love with Stüssy. Yes, of course, lots of other things happened last year, but this is the sentence I’m opening wi...

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Talking Japanese?

The Japanese language is a hard one to learn, trust me; I’ve been trying to learn it on and off for nearly seventeen years [rubbish of me, huh?]. S...

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What We Can All Learn From Schitt's Creek

On Sunday night, Schitt’s Creek [finally] won an incredible amount of Emmy’s [9] for their final season - including a historic first wh...

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5 coffees a day while the consumer's away...

The BBC announced today that Pret a Manger is to offer customers up to five coffees a day if they sign up for a monthly in-store subscripti...

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Age before authority?

Campaign Live today is once again addressing the concern that adland prizes youth over experience after WPP Chief Exec Mark Read commented&...

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Empty Tokyo

For years we have been sold images of a frenetic Tokyo through pop-culture; whether it’s movie moments of a protagonist crossing the infa...

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Get Out and Vote!

Today’s the day we’ve all been waiting for [read: dreading] — it’s polling day! We get to vote on what has been claimed to be a once-in-...

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Kendama: Exploring the Favourite Skill-toy of the Underground

There isn’t much that can be considered underground anymore. Subcultures reach the mainstream and become ubiquitous cultural norms so oft...

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Introducing... Joe

I met Joe and his mum Stefanie at a farmers market in a little village in Buckinghamshire where my parents live. At the time, the mother and son bran...

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The Job Killer

It’s 2019 and the presence of social media in our daily lives feels less like a tool to keep up with old friends and more like a glossy portfo...

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