Haven posted up this dialogue with Shinsuke Takizawa. Footage from both of NBHD’s Tokyo brick & mortar stores is spliced in with an interview with the head of Neighborhood. Mr. Takizawa shares his personal viewpoints on design and how everything he does with the brand coincides with his lifestyle and long-time hobbies of rock and roll and motoring. I have noticed that all of my favorite designers tend to really pull from a very personal place. I believe it’s incredibly important for creatives to have blinders on at times and separate themselves from the influence of industry trends.