Photo ©Kikuko Usuyama

Photo ©Kikuko Usuyama

About Asako Ueno


With Park Slope, Brooklyn NY as her base, Asako writes about culture, life style and interior style pieces for Japanese magazines and website, such as PLUS1LIVING, Premium PLUS1LIVING, and Bon Chic. She is highly evaluated as a columnist, having a series of columns for 暮しの手帖(Handbook of Living-a best selling life style magazine since 1953). Asako also has written columns for PLUS1LIVING, Kabukipedir(website) and HOUZZ Japan(website).

My favorite things are: Glamour in classic design and craftsmanship. Beauty in the form that function the cornerstone of character. Products with timeless unfading beauty that will be valued and enjoyed by their owners for years to come.

Born on the southern island of Kagoshima in Japan. Grew up in a town by the beach called Chigasaki, Kanagawa near Tokyo. Asako owned an import shop in Chigasaki from 1993 until 2008 with the concept of “a store full of things that will blend in with your beach life”. She has published some books on American antiques and home decorating. She has worked as an interior director for a hot spring inn in Yamagata “Yunodo-an” and for a restaurant inside the Hotoku Ninomiya Shrine in Odawara. She also worked for New York Takashimaya as a buying consultant for many years. Eventually she moved her base to New York in 2009. and currently resides in Brooklyn. She writes columns for Japanese magazines and coordinates some pages featuring New York. She curates web shop: Anzu New York (USA).

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鹿児島県生まれ、神奈川県茅ヶ崎育ち。輸入雑貨店「サザン アクセンツ」を茅ヶ崎にて1993年から2008年まで経営。その傍ら、アメリカンアンティークやインテリアに関する本を出版。また、山形県の温泉宿「湯どの庵」などのインテリアやレストランのディレクション、長年に渡りNew York高島屋の商品買い付けコンサルタントを担う。2009年に、拠点をニューヨークに移し、現在はブルックリン在住。日本の雑誌へコラム執筆やニューヨーク特集ページの企画、コーディネート、ウェッブショッピングサイトAnzu New Yorkのディレクションを手がける。


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