Gumi-chan’s tiny but happy life comes to Paul Smith

Gumi-chan at Paul Smith

Gumi-chan is a little girl who lives in the small Japanese town of Kusunoki with her mother and father, her brothers Toshio and Makoto, and her dog Ossan. It’s always 1961 in Kusunoki, a time when Japan was filled with optimism as the economy surged but the old communal ways still remained. A little utopia, in fact. Now you can savour its perfect miniature world at Paul Smith in Albemarle St. Continue reading

Bunkaya Zakkaten at Paul Smith

Paul Smith/Bunkaya ZakkatenThis week Yannick and I headed down to Borough Market, beloved of tourists and foodie bloggers. It was absolutely packed with people, even though we went on a weekday, and we soon gave up any idea of wandering round the food stalls and headed instead towards our real objective – the Bunkaya Zakkaten/Paul Smith collaboration pop-up shop. Continue reading