By Yumiko Sakuma
Signed, first edition 2018
Yumiko Sakuma has been tracking new lifestyles coming out of New York and Portland. Sakuma takes a step back from consumerist models and sees a new relationship emerging between producers and buyers who are looking for trustworthy manufacturing. Here she shares her thoughts on learning how not to waste.
Yumi writes profiles of people and organizations, travel pieces, and essays mostly for Japanese magazines (Brutus, Wired Japan, Popeye) and occasionally for English based magazines. Her previous books include Hip Na Seikatsu Kakumei (Hip Revolution) and Pin Heel Wa Hakanai (Take Off Your Heels).
Yumiko's interviews include politicians (Al Gore), movie figures (Sean Penn, George Clooney, Wes Anderson, Woody Allen), musicians (Ryuichi Sakamoto, Beastie Boys, Mark Ronson), designers (Rei Kawakubo, Tom Ford, Thom Browne) authors (Kazuo Ishiguro, Paul Auster), artists (Yayoi Kusama, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Ryan McGinley, Tim Hetherington, Elizabeth Peyton), legends (Robert Frank, Genna Rowlands, Gary Snyder, Les Paul), and many many more.