Ellen Nepilly is a German author living in Tokyo. She has been pursuing a career in publishing since graduating from a university in Tokyo. She has been involved in editorial work for books on Japanese architecture and design such as Tokyo Architecture and Design Guide and Cool Restaurants Tokyo. Her love for Asian culture has brought her all over the region. Her understanding of the Japanese design scene, coupled with her passion for writing and photography has brought the books Hip Dining Japan and Hip Lounging Japan to a higher level.