TooLs, Real Stuff for Future Classics, is a great publication from Japan’s Huge Magazine which is sure to become a classic in its own right. TooLs pays homage to the Whole Earth Catalogue by cataloguing a number of items essential to our day to day lives that the editors believe will become classic pieces in the future. This includes items like a great coffee maker, a number of clothing pieces, exceptional boots and other items divided into four chapters: Shed and Shelter, Work To Do, Land Use and Feel At Home. Each piece has been selected carefully and must be well crafted, useful, well designed and fit into the editors careful creational scheme. Text describing each object is in Japanese and English, so there’s a bit for everyone to enjoy. TooLs is now in it’s second edition; the release was started in 2011 and updated in 2012. Inventory Stockroom in Vancouver still has a few of the 2011 in stock, the 2012 sold out quickly so if you can find a copy don’t sleep on it.

– CK


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