Off-White’s Tokyo shop is located in a basement in Aoyama, a neighborhood clustered with luxury boutiques. When Abloh and his collaborators from design studio Family found the space, they agreed that it looked like an office. They simply amplified this vibe, calling it Something & Associates and filling it with a mishmash of work-related visual cues. The name suggests a law firm, and inspired a stationery set available for purchase exclusively at the shop. The walls are wrapped with a ticker displaying real, up-to-the-moment activity from the Tokyo Stock Exchange. A punch clock by the doorway harkens back to a bygone method of tracking labor. The space is anchored by two midcentury desk-and-chair combos facing each other, outfitted with iMacs tuned to Off-White’s Instagram account and runway videos. The result is dreamlike, the sort of spatial-conceptual mulch concocted by the subconscious, or an alien who’d watched a bunch of 20th century Earth cinema and tried to design an office from memory. The decor gestures at the passage from analog to digital, but it isn’t clear whether or not this was intentional, and it hardly matters either way. The point is that the space photographs brilliantly, delightful in its surreality, making little sense as a place someone might actually work. The irony is that by the end of my visit, the only people in the shop were myself and three sales associates, and all of us were, in fact, working.