Everyone knows what wasabi is. Or at least, most of us think we know about the Japanese answer to horseradish.
Bandied about as cure-all, probiotics aren’t just a fad. Good bacteria, probiotics help the gut be healthy, “competing for space and food against harmful bacteria and preventing them from settling in the gut,” as explained on the BBC Goodfood website.
When it comes to health and longevity, Japan could teach us all a thing or two.
The Japanese language of flowers (hanakotoba) might not be in much use anymore, but flowers are still celebrated, even if their secret meanings are mostly lost.
Japan has the last Emperor in the world. No other head of state has a right to the title, which makes Akihito, the current Emperor of Japan, a very special man.
Mr. Brainwash achieved worldwide recognition through Banksy’s Oscar nominated film, Exit Through The Gift Shop. But the man who refuses to accept that he has a “career” – instead explaining that he’s always been an artist and that “art” is something inside of you – has been an active member of the art community for what seems like forever.
There isn’t much Luke Edward Hall isn’t good at, from fashion design to fanzines, styling to photography, this go-getter has dabbled in it all. His actuality reflects his love of all things creative, from his graduate collection at Central Saint Martins, designing for Patrick Wolf and Fox and Flyte, a shop of “curious objects for the home and person.”
French women are not the only one to have it all. Since January, British women (and men, let’s not forget them) can also hydrate in style. All they have to do is carry an Evian bottle topped up with a Delo water booster cap.
Kitsch! Tacky! Vulgar! No, this is not the exclamation I made when entering my old spinster aunt’s house in the countryside, it is the definition of the current art market.
Ty is without a doubt one of modern rock’s foremost genius, very rarely disappointing. He doesn’t have anything to prove anymore, which allows him to end his second self-titled album – the other one being his debut – with a “song,” ‘Untitled,’ that is nothing more than a burst of guitar leading nowhere.
Never heard of Samoa? Sadly, you’re not the only one. Apparently, great rugby teams and a claim as the birthplace of the Polynesian people isn’t enough to truly be on the map.
We remember a time when every band name might have been – kind of – the same, and it was a GOOD thing. Seriously: we KNEW how to spot the indie kids! We could make a beeline for the T at the record shop – when those still existed – and be happy to look through thousands of THE something something’s albums.
The Pigeon Detectives are still around! Yep, we realise this statement might shock you, but bear with us here. The lads from Leeds might have emerged from the noughties’ indie pop rock scene but they kept at it even AFTER everyone moved on.
We never thought we’d feel bad for Kanye West. Some would say he had nothing left to say, but one could also see TLOP as a man baring his soul. He’s not commenting on the world, cause Yeezus is OUTSIDE the world.
Our favourite alien and the world’s most influential artist is no more. David Bowie passed on January 10, 2016, two days after the release of his latest and twenty-sixth studio album, Blackstar.