Japanese lifestyle magazine mono reaches a highly commendable 30 years in print this month. Many plans have been set afoot to help celebrate this special occasion, but perhaps the most accessible of them is the special edition catalog that is presented with the landmark issue of the magazine. The full color publication highlights many of the intricately fashioned silver, gold and leather pieces that have been created by legendary jewelry crafter, Goro Takahashi. Under the brand moniker goro’s, Takahashi has managed to create, over the last 40-plus years, a special aura that surrounds his accessories and his name. Part of this is based on his insistence on creating each piece himself, by hand, and also in part that there is only one official place in the world where you can buy his products – the goro’s store in Tokyo. Long queues that result in waiting times of several hours are a daily occurrence, attesting to the high regard, respect and lust that Takahashi’s work creates amongst its fans. His eagle and feather designs, learned and honed over many years of living with Navajo Indians, became synonymous with the Harajuku boom and are often seen adorning the necks of major names in the industry, with fragment design’s Hiroshi Fujiwara perhaps the biggest advocate.