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MENYA INOICHI

Bib Gourmand-awarded Low-Key Ramen Dining, With a High-Quality Twist

Landline Paris

Find Everything Handmade in France at this Carefully Curated Independent Store in Paris

SATOSHI KONDO

As The Way It Comes To Be: The ISSEY MIYAKE designer's Garments With Presence

IM MEN / AOYAMA

Find The Famed Japanese Label's New Mens Brand In Their 1987 Shiro Kuramata-Designed Interior

KOFFEE MAMEYA KAKERU

The Art of Coffee Meets The Craft of Cocktails In A Spectacular Interior

OPTICKS

After A Decade and A Half, Japanese Contemporary Artist Hiroshi Sugimoto Recreates Sir Isaac Newton’s Prism Experiments

A WEST AFRICAN ROAD TRIP WITH ART COMES FIRST

Discovering Accra's Craftsmanship & Sustainable Culture Through The Eyes Of The Locals

DEKOTORA

Filmmaker Joe Almond Catches A Rare Insight Into The Fascinating Japanese Subculture

TOMONARI HASHIMOTO STUDIO VISIT

In Situ In The Famed Ceramic Region Shigaraki

TOMONORI HASHIMOTO

Three-Dimensional Geometric Works Exploring The Essence Of Being

JOE MORTELL

Transport Yourself To The Surreal Scenes & Brilliantly Vivid Worlds of the London-based 3D Designer

THE TOKYO EDITION, TORANOMON

The Epitome Of A Perfect Urban Getaway Spectacularly Designed by Ian Schrager & Kengo Kuma

UNITED ARROWS & SONS

Dramatic Spanish Columns & Curved Glass Facade in Central Tokyo, Designed by Ricardo Bofill Taller Arquitectura

BOTANICAL PAVILION

Japanese architect Kengo Kuma & Australian Artist Geoff Nees Create An Interlocking Timber Portal for NGV Triennale

EIKO ISHIOKA

Crossing All Realms: One of Japan's Greatest Creative Visionaries

U-JOINTS: THE BOOK

A Kickstarter Campaign Begins For A Monumental Encyclopaedic Print Taxonomy of Connections and Universal World of Joints

YOON AHN

Creating Endless Genre-Defying Design From Her Tokyo Base

November, 2015
Yoon Ahn, Tokyo, 2014 © Vien Tran for Ala Champ

Co-founder and designer of cult jewellery brand AMBUSH, power woman Yoon Anh can be easily described as talented, ambitious and focussed.  AMBUSH encapsulates Yoon’s ideas and allows her to put them into production. The often wild and otherwordly designs are like no other, and with all items made in Japan, the quality of the jewellery is next to none.

Originally from Korea and raised in the US, Yoon and her husband Verbal live and work in Tokyo’s busiest neighbourhood of Shibuya. It requires an energetic rhythm, paired with Yoon;s calm demeanour, together with her humble and honest approach, allowing it all to balance out.

Yoon was featured in Ala Champ Issue 8 (2014)
Photography: Vien Tran for Ala Champ
Words: Joanna Kawecki

Yoon Ahn, Tokyo, 2014 © Vien Tran for Ala Champ
Yoon Ahn, Tokyo, 2014 © Vien Tran for Ala Champ
Yoon Ahn, Tokyo, 2014 © Vien Tran for Ala Champ
November, 2015