Japanese photographer and Wallpaper* contributor Yasuyuki Takagi explores the district of Arakicho, Tokyo. Formerly a lively hub filled with geisha tea houses the area now houses small, specialist restaurants that rely on repeat loyal customers to make a living. Read more on NOWNESS – http://bit.ly/29Lexxe
Singapore is not used to letting people do whatever they want and thus it has been stuck with a moribund art scene. But the opening of the new National Gallery aims to change perceptions of the city-state both at home and abroad; Monocle films take a look at a fast-emerging art scene.
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The Czech Republic’s second city was central to European design before falling into a troubled 20th-century sleep. Revival came thanks to research investment but its future may lie in its design heritage.
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