Author: monika

Much can be said about a country based on the types of spirits and alcohol bevarages that are produced, drunk and seen abroad. Japan has its famous sake, Russia its vodka, and the word whisky undoubtedly brings Scotland to mind. ...

People seem to find inspiration in vastly different places. Some prefer music, others art or real life experiences or audiovisual input. I myself belong to the group of people who enjoy and get inspired by the stories told through novels and films. ...

I had been using the iPhone 5 from Softbank for almost two years, and after successive iOS updates, the specs were no longer up to scratch. I've never been an Apple fanboy, but to give credit where credit is due, the iPhone served me pretty well,...

「懐かしい」この言葉は日本語独特な気がします。 英語でももちろん"bring back memories"のように言葉はあります。 どこか違うような感覚が抜けません。 私が日本人だからなのかもしれませんが、 「懐かしい」という言葉には、どこかぬくもりがあります。...

Around one year ago, I came across Mark Ovenden's 'London Underground By Design' in a Tokyo bookshop. For the first time, it opened my eyes to the rich history of design to be found in my hometown. While living there I'd experienced it daily and...