As of International Plastic Bag Free Day, France has passed a law to stop retailers from using the common plastic bag. These are early beginnings but it is definitely an incredibly uplifting experience, as the throw-away culture is now being fought off by the people.
Lauren sheds light on some very sensible life hacks for creating the zennest home studio. If you work from home, you will understand the difficulty in separating your work life from home life. Drawing a clear line between the two can make your work hours far more productive, and at the same time, the rest of your day much more peaceful. After all, the two need to be in perfect balance so that you can recharge your mind in your time off to be as productive as possible at work. Make sense?
Following the release of his latest mix on Highsnobiety sounds, producer Onra shares his special insight into the late 80’s fusion genre, ’New Jack Swing’, a Hip Hop and dance-pop lovechild that went wild in the New York club scene. Listen, read, dance here
It’s easy to feel helpless when you’re a thousand miles away, but being part of the global ecosystem means that the things we do don’t happen in a vacuum. Anne Berry sheds some much needed light on a salty little creature that rarely receives it.
Our pal Yumiko Sakuma takes us on a ride through a delicious, psychedelic, and progressive arts festival in Kagoshima - where some of the biggest creative talents in the Tokyo music, fashion, food, and craft scene brave the hottest month for the funnest time ever.
To continue the grand tour of our favourite little beach getaway, Hayama, we’re taking you for a spot of coffee and organic spam at Soda cafe. Inside you’ll find a neatly organised trophy room of their favourite things - longboards, braided necklaces, colourful injection moulded skateboards, and a bunch of delicious goodies that make you feel like this is really an extension of their home.
When shopping around for the best possible night’s sleep, there is one thing you CAN save on, and that’s your bed base, because you can always build your own cool up-cycled one from used pallets. Presenting our tried and tested blueprint for people who want to get thrifty with timber and metal.
Part two of Music For Dreamers is a mix by director Bank Tangjaitrong for Ponytail Journal that brings us into his eclectic world of dramatic scores from some of his favourite films of all time. Hit it Bank !
On the yearly vintage run to LA, Kapital designer Kiro Hirata starts the hunt for inspiration for his ever wild mens and women’s collections. He joins his buddy Eric Kvatek who has been shooting Kapital’s cult catalogue for over 2 decades to scour, drink, ride, roll, and side-step their way through the bountiful world of American vintage. ’Take it from here Eric
This summer, Lauren took the Yoox team to one of her favourite secluded islands in the Gulf of Thailand to show them what the tastiest, funnest, dreamiest vacation can be.
This month as part of a ’She means Business’ series by Facebook, Lauren shared her experience in establishing this space with the internet world.
Here at PTJ we’re trying to spread a mindfulness about day to day consumption - had you ever realized how many straws we take without any extra thought? We’ve reached out to major malls, magazines, and community spaces to help transition the big guys to not only reduce their plastic usage but to also set the standard for others to follow. This is how it’s going down and this is how you can help us too!