INTERVIEW WITH BUDDY OPTICAL DESIGNER & FOUNDER GEN IKEHARA
It was so good to meet you in person in Tokyo and see all of your frames in person. However, you are from Osaka, what was it like growing up in Osaka and what was
your childhood like?
From 1983 to 1989 I lived in a commercial area called Tenjinbashisuji 6-chome in Osaka, and from 1989 to about 2010 I grew up in a factory district on the outskirts of Toyonaka City, Osaka. My father ran a small ironworks, and the factory was on the first floor of a three-story house. Every day, the sound and vibration of my father's hammer hitting the steel echoed throughout the house, which was not normal, now that I think about it. I grew up in a factory district with not a single house within a one-kilometer radius, so it was very quiet at night and on holidays. I was fascinated by the sight of scrap iron and
scrap metal lying around, naturally decaying.
Information Regarding Melbourne Lockdown Take 2.
As of midnight tonight, July 8th 2020, Melbourne will be back in Stage 3 lockdown to help stop the spread of COVID-19. As a result of this news we have taken the decision to suspend our Pickings & Parry Barbershop services for at least the next 7 days. We will review this next week and update you if and when we plan to re-open.
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A GUIDE TO DARNING SOCKS
W'MENSWEAR SS20 NOW AVAILABLE!
The latest Spring/Summer collection from W'menswear is now available online!
The inspiration behind the collection was the Tektite II expedition led by Sylvia Earle in the 70s whereby a group of female marine biologists explored the seafloor of the US Virgin Islands' Lameshur Bay over a two week period! To learn more about the expedition and about the incredible Earle head to the Ponytail Journal for some really inspiring reads.