The hokuriku shinkansen between Tokyo and Kanazawa has opened a door for those wary of the long hours and unnecessary stops accompanied with train travel. This week, Ponytail correspondent Anne Berry takes you on a detour through the chilly calm of the Hida Region, and the salty winds of the Kanazawa coast.
I sat down with the Vogue Australia team to talk about what inspires my work, and what I look for when I travel.
Pictured clockwise from the top left / Maison Balzac x 2 by Lyn and Tony ‘Strangeness’ candle / OG Thai Matches / A Land Store F...
Perhaps this is a cue to reconsider how we approach routines we attach ourselves to in life? Lauren played Pilates test dummy at the Body Arts and Science International clinic in Tokyo.
Our buddies Kevin and Yuri from The Japan Select Shop are stockpiling the most beautiful things that speak to the everyday. They have sourced handicrafts and very wholesome goodies from around the country to share with the world, in a very thoughtful and organised manner - true to Japanese form. Without overanalysing these simple pleasures to the point of bored-town, we just want to say that these are the right kind of things to fill your living space with good energy and goodness.
Matt is the editor of Trim, a beautiful surf publication from sunny Hawaii, so travelling between Japan and the Pacific paradise, he has latched onto a wonderful way of being. In his magazine, you’ll find great archival imagery of early indigenous surfing all the way to some superb boards shaped by water spirits who have found passion in craft. We asked him a few things about what floats his boat
Feast your eyes on the hard work and dedication set by a family of visually inclined overachievers, who just dropped their first home collection chez CB2. Proud as a peacock, and we definitely need some of that wallpaper.
We look back on 2015 from how the internet has changed our social behaviour, to the way we do business, and project our thoughts on how trend will be a vanishing elephant in the future. Lauren reflects on some REAL sugar-donuts that she thinks will define who we are in the year to come.
Adeyaka is a special way of appreciating life; may it be the grace of form, or a simple moment in time. Its the Japanese art of living through experience, and Sylwia Plaza explains how it works.
We’ve been searching the wildest corners of the earth for some really fresh skincare - made by folks who take pride in living on this planet and all the touch-y, feel-y, smell-y, weirdness that comes with existence. Most of all, we think that you need to know why we are so enthusiastic about businesses with refreshingly strong core values who are re-defining our idea of luxury today. Meet some of the great team players who are pushing through with some wonderfully natural skin care that draw us into much peace and love.
Connecting Founders, a platform supporting women entrepreneurs in Asia, panned the spotlight onto Ponytail Journal this week. Lauren shared her story, inspiration, and aspiration with them as we move forward into better business practice for the future. This is her advice for anyone who is thinking about starting up [ much business ]