Once upon a 2012 in Omotesando, Tokyo, our friend took us to a shop that he was sure that we would like. The shop was the flagship of D&Department Project in collaboration with COMME des GARCONS and we got there just as the the staff were drawing down the shutters. However, they were very kind(especially when we mentioned that we cam “all the way from London”) and let us in for a quick snoop around.
D&Department Project sell a varied and carefully curated selection of goods that have provenance in manufacturing timeless, well-made, durable and all round good design.
Did we buy anything? Of course! It was impossible for us to leave without something! But we will have to show you that another day.
Today, we just want to give you a heads-up on some news we spotted on the D&Department Project website and that is that they will be opening a branch in Dover Street Market in London on the 1st September 2014 (possibly as part of their 10th birthday celebrations). We are really pleased about this. Pleased, and curious as to what will be on offer and what price tags all that lovely stuff will be sporting.
If you are keen on details, care about quality, longevity, processes and the story behind the things you buy, then you should add this to your radar now. If however, you consider all this sort of thinking about daily everyday items as a bit pretentious then probably not. Anyway, take a look at their website, there is all sorts of lovely stuff to gaze at and learn about – it is in Japanese but you know what they say about pictures.
LINKS | D&Department Project Webiste (Japanese) | Dover Street Market |