GINZA SIX EDITORS
Fashion, jewelry & watch, lifestyle, beauty, foods…
Unique editors who are familiar with each genre GINZA SIX aimlessly
We spell way of enjoying that we found on foot.
Let's regain art lost FINDING LOST ART!
GINZA SIX EDITORS Vol.99
I do not like shopping. To look aimlessly aimlessly, and to look at window, and to walk for "accidental encounter", great weak point. We investigate desired thing beforehand and we aim and rush for that. -- that is my shopping way "quickly" without being famed "aimlessly".
Story is just different if shopping is not purpose, and such feelings become means. They repeat age, and some worldly desires sometimes appear in desire to "want to do such a way of life", "we want to become such a gentleman" though they calmed down. Shopping turns into mission in such a case.
Feeling to want to do life in house wealthily arose recently as self-restraint period was long. Therefore "let's regain FINDING LOST ART lost art!" on theme of shopping in this GINZA SIX We decided on this. Though it is not adventure at the risk of life like indie Jones and LARA Croft, we dig up art to hide behind in life. This is my mission of this time.
We accomplish three missions in GINZA SIX. The first "enjoys that we write letter".
When we are doing job of editor, there are many opportunities to write letter. With thank-you letter, it is sometimes letter of apology. Most of the cases to write under the pressure of necessity. However, letter and postcard may rarely reach me. "Thank you for publishing actor ◯◯"; "is fan of singer ○○. It is contents which we will feature. Even if it turns out that it is not thing that that was turned to oneself when such sweet nothings are arranged, heart is moved. Like it with letter; is able to be mysterious.
More than 20% of people seem to have never written letter in the past one year now. At first, we want to start with looking for letterset of the first class goods to regain such a lost art.
It is British brand, Smythson in select Shops "VULCANIZE London" of 4F that came. It is noble long-established store which got three certified royal warrants of household. Naoto Kurebayashi of store manager guided.
"Color of "Nile blue" that pronoun of Smythson is used for letter paper and envelope. We were devised from the Nile where we were impressed with when Frank Smythson of the founder took a trip to Egypt. Saying Peer blue of "Bond Street blue" named from founding place is popular; as for saying is; Kurebayashi.
Noble blue is beautiful, and these two colors of letter paper and envelopes which are brand KOLOR get a lot of looks. Envelope (all 25 pieces set 3,000 yen ※ lower than + tax price) becomes double envelope, and letter paper (50 pieces set 4,000 yen) contains watermarks one by one. It turns out that it is finished by hand carefully. Minimal design which trimmed excessive design lets you feel modest intelligence and dignity like the U.K. If there are any such a good-quality stationery, we seem to be able to enjoy act to write letter as gentlemanly taste.
Type of card set which we found in the same section was abundant, and card (5,000 yen) which we put motif of bee for with black and carved seal of gold liked refined sense of fun.
By the way, Smythson which I use habitually is pocket-sized notebook made of ultrathin paper called feather weight (lightness of feather). As there are many spot without desk and time to report outdoors with size to just enter palm, it is convenient. When let pen point excite to embezzled tattered black notebook, detective totally hears, and investigate; is said that want to see.
The second mission "begins living with art". We want to do time to spend now in house when opportunities decreased significantly for going out more wealthily. To that end, art is necessary!
By saying this, came over to corner of "Ginza TSUTAYA BOOKS" of 6F. "It is art EDITION corner of tasshien which is German publishing company here. Large book and book which is good for interior, art are prepared mainly on art EDITION which work accompanied in book a lot here. Saying can purchase displayed work; Banba sentence of photograph CONCEIRGE. Eye way way, David Hockney, work of super famous Aristrist such as David Bailey are displayed just to have seen suddenly. We are surprised because we thought that it is not available when it is not auction house such as Sotherby's or Christies.
Speaking of tasshien, "SUMO" of Helmut Newton released ten years ago book was shocking. Boutique publishing company which gave beautiful cocktail table book provided length and breadth 70x50cm, thickness 8cm, collection of photographs weighing 30 kg in weight of super extra-large "sumo" size till then. Signature and the EDITION number by Newton entered all, and great master Philippe Starck dealt with the exclusive metal stands. tasshien disturbed common sense of art world and publication world.
Most new item of "SUMO" series, "David Hockney. My Window" of David Hockney (280,000 yen) were displayed, too. It is ambitious work which depicted scenery to show from home window of Yorkshire using iPhone and iPad. 1,000 copies-limited is autographed. It is taking off the cap for still energetic Hockney who became 82 years old.
Similarly 82-year-old photographer, work of David Bailey do not lose, too. Mick Jagger that it was covered with fur coat that it got into eyes at the very beginning. It is portrait which is Aiko Nic photographed for collection of photographs "Box of Pin-Ups" which are the maiden work of Bailey in 1964. When we featured Bailey by plan of "GQ" approximately six years ago, Bailey talks about this photograph in this way.
"Mick chose this as the most favorite photograph. "American photo" magazine planned approximately 20 years ago and asked big game singers their photograph to like most. At that time, it was this that Mick chose. It became cover. How am I the state of things that I thought of? We thought of nothing. Well, what of photograph does Mick understand?"
London of the 60s when photographer was cooler in rock than musician. It is episode that relationship of two who deepened friendship in such times understands.
Photograph of Andy Warhol and celebrities such as Gene shrimp ton has price tag. With serial number of the person is autographed. Very rare. We go home and constantly consult wallet slowly and carefully, and let's consider.
Well, the last mission "conflicts with art every day". We can enjoy art routinely even if we do not display photograph of Hockney in house.
Having come "DIPTYQUE" of B1F. It is fragrance maison of Paris that is famous for familiar fragrance candle. It is art of "flavor" that Jean = Michel otonieru of French contemporary artist has DIPTYQUE and collaboration of guide and made.
It is artist known as three-dimensional work which otonieru tied shu* kino glass bead to like necklace. There will be people who have looked at heart-shaped sculpture installed in Mori garden in Roppongi Hills.
Theme that otonieru made subject for many years one more is rose. Above all, we adopted "rose of the Louvre" which we produced in commemoration of the pyramid construction 30th anniversary of the Louvre in 2019 in fragrance and design of candle this time.
Asami Dobashi of store manager blew fragrance (21,300 yen) that otonieru completed with perfumer. Incense rigabuwatto which crossed spicy notebook spreads through flavor of gorgeous Rose. Led by black pepper, Ann bread seed, stimulating, dramatic flavor including Aki gallaWood continue. On the other hand, is a little gentler, and candle (8,900 yen) is soft; seem to be fragrant.
The act may bring about elation so that adrenalin is secreted from moment when smoking person sets fire to lighter. In the case of me, we set fire to candle, and time lighting incense is so. In that way we switch off heart and want to change simply because time at home is long and is days lacking in ups and downs of change.
Dispenser of glass bottle that it is very beautiful to have caught eye accidentally one more. We tried the contents as hand wash and hand lotion. Orange which there is two kinds of hand wash (together 6,900 yen), and grains entered drops keratin and dirt of the hand with scrub made of olives seeds which crashed. It is comfortable to receive massage. Though cloudiness-colored hand lotion (7,100 yen) is moistened with moisture, it is not sticky. Is worried about drying and rough weather of the hand in repeated hand-washing and disinfection, too; these days. If item of day laborer trainer is beautiful, feeling goes up our daily life.
Mission around my GINZA SIX was completed in this way. Yes, kana was good at, but hint to take in art in as taste of gentleman and interior, the everyday scene was found a lot, "we regain lost art". GINZA SIX is place where even I who am weak in "aimlessly" can come across "accidental encounter". Mission complete!
Text: Keita Takada Photos: Hiroyuki Takenouchi Edit: Yuka Okada(81)
"GQ JAPAN" managing editor. We are from Fukuoka. Via HAKUHODO eye studio, we experience merchandising, marketing, PR with luxury brands such as Helmut Lang, COACH. After stay for 2 years in the U.K., Conde Nast enters the company in 2010. We are in charge of entertainment, fashion, lifestyle, special feature plan.GINZASIX_OFFICIAL Instagram