Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Treasury by lindabutterfly


I have been included in a Treasury by lindabutterfly! Sweet and great treasury!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

I was featured!


It's a big surprised that I was featured in a blog call Craftymoose Crafts! It is my first time featured to other blog and I am very very glad to be featured! Thank you Debbie!

Friday, December 12, 2008

New vintage look collection

I am trying to make new collection to change a little bit feeling... I love these vintage look and how it turned out. For more detail see my etsy shop!


Tokyo Guide Book

So... The reason I decided to write about short little Tokyo guide even if I was living there and don't know well about Tokyo is when I went to look for a guide book in the book store there were not so much books... There's some but always listed one of the city in Japan. I thought it is a pity that Tokyo is a big city like London, New York or Paris but there's not so much information.. and so... I will be happy if my short little guide might help.
And if you would like some more information, I found this little guide book from Louis Vuitton. There's no photo inside. Printed in black and white simple and there's all kind of information. From traditional sightseeing spot to modern one. Or may be just reading the article which is inside is interesting.

Fish Market and Tokyo Tower

This is the last one.. Fish market! I think many of them who is interested in Tokyo suppose heared about it. It's the biggest fish market not only in japan but also around the world! It's located at Tsukiji. (near Ginza.) The nearest station is Tsukiji of Tokyo-Metro Ginza line. You take off the station and it's about 5minuite by walk from there.
When you arrive there, there are a lot of little shops selling kind of wired things, like, seaweed, vegetable, fish, beans, chopsticks, knives for cooking, kitchen goods, etc etc. It's very curious and you want to stop one by one. and then there's sushi bar too! If you arrive before lunch time I recommend to try one. They of course use fresh fishes and also you can feel the atmosphere of edo sushi bar!


Unfortunately when we arrived at the fish market it was already finished... I've read the other day that they doesn't want tourist inside fish market.. It's a pity.. but to eat sushi I think you can. I think just inside...

and then, when the stomach is satisfied, :) since Ginza is near it might be good idea to walk by there and if you want you can see "Kabuki". They also borrow a tape for the guide. and if you want to see just a part also is ok.. and not so expensive.

then take Tokyo-metro, again, Ginza line and go to Tokyo tower!


That day was beautiful day. a little bit cloudy but there was beautiful light..
And this is it! A little Tokyo tour guide. I hope you enjoyed!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Ghibli Museum

It seems that I finished writing about Tokyo... but not! :) I am very slow but we go ahead... This time is Ghibli Museum! It's museum of great studio of animation, Hayao Miyazaki! They are displayed how they make animation, film, idea, sketches etc etc... It's not too big and a lot of ideas. it's a museum not only children but also adult can enjoy! It's located a little bit outside of Tokyo. 20 minutes by train. (Sobu-sen (the yellow line) or Chuou-sen (the orange line) from Shinjyuku). Get off at Mitaka and take the Ghibli pullman. Or if you like to walk you can take a walk it's about 20 min..


There's also souvenire shop wit a lot of gadget and book shop! And if you are hungry there's also hot dog and little restaurant where you can eat inside..

After the visit museum if you have good weather, I recommend to walk through the Inogashira Park which is the museum already inside. And reach at Kichijoji station. (It's the station between Mitaka and Shinjyuku). You can find very beautiful fauna of Tokyo!

Blue cube earrings

Still raining outside...
But the day I took this picture was beautiful blue sky unny day!
These cube earrings are as if I cut out and made a cube of blue sky. So beautiful and shining.

Sporty one

Today is raining... somewhere in the north it's snowing... uff... coooooold!
like in Italian say "brutto tempo...".
But here it is new crocodile charm! Orange foot and emerald body. I am sure it will be a good little gift for a sporty one!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

H&M hearts commes des garçon

Comme des garçon. I have special feeling about this brand. It was when I was 20, I was happy but in kind of mess.. I've just finished the graphic design school.. and so, I decided to get a new jacket, a special jacket, to encourage a new start..
And now, some week before I saw an advertisement of H&M. It says a collaboration with comme des garcon. I was curious what kind of collection they are up to.. So the other day i drop by the store near the office. It was full of people!

I got this time a shirt with white dots.. This time just for fun. To not forget that time..
Have a nice week!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Orso con la spada

We had great blue sky today! So we went to take a walk in città alta, where still remains medieval atmosphere.
While walking around we stopped at a little stationary and book shop at the half of the street. And I found this cute book. "Orso con la spada".
It is illustrated by an Gianluca Folì and written by Davide Calì. I really liked the illustration. Delicate touch of line, colore, and dynamic page layout.So I looked up on the internet about illustrator. And then I found a.. a picture which I liked and was putting as a desktop picture for a while.. Yes it was him! I was really happy to find his picture again! He is from Rome, Italy and it seems he is working a lot with magazine. His style is very delicate and very Japanese style, kind of "Nihon-ga".. He uses a lot of Japanese calligraphy and it is curious how he learned..

Little tour

In case if you would like to feel around Asakusa!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Asakusa - where you can find old Tokyo





Today I want to write about Asakusa. It's the area still you can find old tokyo. Both as tokyoite as town scape.. Since Tokyo tend to be metropolitan of Japan, there's a lot of people live in not only japan but from all over the world, it's few people remained who originally from "TOKYO". In Japanese call "Edokko". It deliver from former name of Tokyo, "EDO". Their main image was don't worry about little thing, and they are not good at business. They are very heartwarming but stubborn and get angry when they are in trouble.. Love joking but not good at expressing themselves... etc etc.. (by Wikipedia)
Anyway, the symbol of this area is Kaminari-mon. When you enter the gate there's long gallery where you can find souvenir. At the end of the street there's a temple. The original temple was built in 645. Since then it was burned or got in earthquake but every time it was rebuilt. Around late 1700 and beginning of 1800 often it had been appeared in the Ukiyoe and got famous around Japan.. And also if you are fan of Kitano Takeshi, the famous Japanese director, there's a theater where he began his career as comedian. Now the theater has changed the name and got together with another theater though, you can still see the atmosphere.

If you have time I recommend also to take little ship which goes around river running thorough Tokyo. It's near also main office of Asahi Beer where you can find on top of the building a gold drop of beer which was designed by French architect, Philippe Starck.

Monday, November 10, 2008

New vintage look earrings


The aurumn is here.. The sun is shining less stronger.. Weak but peaceful.. Chilling air makes you nostalgic feeling.. Leaves are colored and started to falling down.. Everything is calm under the blue sky. These earrings is inspired me one Sunday afternoon. You can find on my Etsy shop! Hope you enjoy.

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Architecture in Omotesando




It's one of the "epi-center" of Prada. Designed by the Swiss architects, Herzog & de Meuron. The building has 6 floor. It seems a kind of giant diamond or web of spider.. When you arrive in front of this building it seems to be another planet. Very futuristic design.

I didn't took picture but there's also intersting architecture is "Omotesando Hills". It's designed by Ando Tadao. Inside there's a slope which you can go up and down easily.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Tabineko Zakka shop

It's a week that has passed since I came back home.. I get well now and finally here we have sunny day and I feel better..
So the vacation to Tokyo. I wanted to write little tour guide here.
First day we went was "Tabineko Zakka-Ten". It's between Kishibojin and Zoushigaya near Ikebukuro area. We took little train from Oji which is located at north Tokyo, and it's on Keihintohoku-Line (the JR line, blue one). From here you take little train. It goes in the old part of Tokyo and you can see every day life. Houses attached one another, school girls and boys in uniform, baby and children with mom and grandmother...
and then you get off at Kishibojin. There's a temple dedicated to protection of children and maternity. And then you walk in the little shopping street. There's grocery store, sweets shop, laundry shop etc.. and then in this little street you can find a little shop with a black cat smiling.



It is the shop I found on the internet and since then I wanted to visit.
It call Tabineko Zakka-Ten. Traveling Cat Zakka shop. Since the shop call Neko, cat, she have many zakka on cats. And also since the owner of the shop started as a used book shop, she have many used book. Mainly about Japanese culture. They also have Japanese traditional toys, texture, and many other things...

And so, this is very Japanese everyday life style area.
Next time I will write on Harajuku, and Omotesando!

Have a nice week!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Back from vacation...


It has passed about a week since I am back from vacation to Tokyo. Yes, I went to my hometown! and I caught flu... I am in the bed about a week.. Uff..
Anyway, Tokyo was great!
We had good weather, about 20 degrees, every day. Just with shirt was great.
We went all around Tokyo. So, I would like to write about little Tokyo guide little by little.
For now just little hello!
Cheers,

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Di Johnston - Shanghai Restoration Project


Di Johnston.
I like her music recently.
There's atmosphere of mixture of the world and futuristic city scape. Just like Tokyo or somewhere big city with many sky scrapper... you are there, at night watching the night scape from the big window.. You can see a lot of tiny light like you opened secret jewelry box and spread it all over. Or just running through the city with car in high speed. anyway.. the romantic and gentle voice will bring you to one night city escape..

Monday, September 22, 2008

Clazziquai Project

Music is the one thing which I like. I like anything, listening, singing and playing. Since I was little music was always near to me. When I was little I had small electric piano. I asked to my mother if she can buy me an exercise book and so I can learn a little bit more.. I've never got a lesson but I liked so much playing it. Fascinating the sound and touch my heart everytime.. anyway, this music group from South Korea, call Clazziquai Project is my recent favourite. They play kind of pop and electronic sound mixing music. Their symbol is a cute pig! My favourite music is this one "Sweety".
It lighten my heart and makes me happy! As the title say it's very sweet. Have a look!

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Flights



And so.. This is the final of trilogy of the picture I like recently.
Flight. Not flying with airplane but there's a comic magazine collects of short stories call Flight. Edited by Kazu Kibuishi. I don't know much about the inside how is composed but I liked the cover he is making. It remind me some atmosphere of film Laputa and Nausica of Hayao Miyazaki. I love these flight scene and colors..

Pink bonbon earrings


Finally new item on my shop! I made these little beaded beads and combined with little swirled glass beads. It's pretty and good for girly party or just want to be in gorgeous mood.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Happy Birthday to me!



So today is my birthday! I get 31.. incredible! This is the mini card that my mother sent to me. She seems like mini square pop-up card. The time has pass incredibly fast and i even cant' imagine I've got 31... Anyway, the important thing is to be healthy and be happy. Like in the song.. don't worry, be happy! Singing this song and going ahead..

Hope you had great weekend too!

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Pink and Violet



Here's my new pink and violet flower necklace!
This necklace is made of wood beads so it's not heavy. Light, pop color and cute! I love these violet and pink.
Here is getting hot again. Although, in the morning is very cool.. Little by little feeling of the foot step of autumn..
Have a nice weekend!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Poem book for children from Hungary


It was last year at Bologna Children Book Fair, I was really tired from walking all around the fair, it was almost time to leave, and I stopped at booth of Hungarian publishing.. then I found and I fell in love with this lovely Hungarian book.
It call "Friss Tinta!". It seems Hungarian poem but it's a pity that I can't read...
Every page is different graphic and illustration. I like these warm color and surrealistic drawing.. and so I looked up for the illustrator.
She call Mari Takacs from Hungary and is doing graphic designer too. She also did various illustration for other Hungarian children books.
I looked for on the internet if it's translated in some other languages but I couldn't find any.. If someone know if it will or already translated and pubblished, I would be happy!
Here's some of her work..

Friday, August 22, 2008

Little escape to Venezia

Yesterday we did short trip to Venezia!
We took highway and it took about 3hours. From Venice we took little boat to Murano.
Murano is famous for its glass work. And of course my purpose was to find beautiful glass beads! But there was not so much beads.. Instead there was many glass work mirror, lamp, little animal made of glass etc etc... I think there's place where selling bulk of beads but may be you should know the place... anyway, the island was bigger than I thought. But except the shop, when you go inside the island where there's resident area, it's silence.. I don't know if it's because summer vacation or because always in silence... a little bit sad..
anyway, at 3 o'clock, we took late lunch, fish spaghetti and fried fish. It was pretty good! and then we left Murano island and we went to Venice. We walked in the little alley like a labyrinth. Many small bridges everywhere. There's no car, no bicycle.. Only one we saw with the tire was a handcart for the post-man! It's very unique and at certain point you can feel as if you did a time trip to medieval. Feeling foot step of carnival people with mask.. mysterious and fascinating.. The day we went was hot! Extremely hot... there was no wind but strong sun light.. Anyway, we walked a lot and got tired but we saw many beautiful things.


Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Illustration from Taiwan

I found this illustrator call Jimmy Liao from Taiwan. I found he draw delicate but lovely illustration. Using sometimes vivid color which is like tropical climate of Taiwan. It seems in Taiwan he did many illustration for children books. and also some of books are translated in other languages too.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Mountain


This weekend, we went to mountain near Dolomiti, Trentino, border of Switzerland and Austria. It's about 180km from Bergamo. We took highway and then mountain road. The day we left it was not good weather... raining and cloudy. When we arrived at Mountain, it was cold! about 14 degree! I brought light cardigan but I didn't expect so much cold so we went to looking for another jacket and socks.. Next day it was fine sunny day, so we took the lift to go top of the mountain. There was only 10degree... so.. cold.. but the summer sun light is strong enough to get sun tan so we took chair and relaxed under the sun with jacket. We ate a lot and good cooking and relaxed..

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Vacation to Belgium!

and so.. I went to the vacation to Belgium with my Mom! Me and my mother went around in the city of Bruxelles almost every day and visited many museum. Here's little guide where I visited.
Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium: they had exhibition of EXPO '58, CONTEMPORARY ART IN THE WORLD FAIR which was a grand world fair when my mother was a child.
Another one was interesting comparing and influences between oriental and western art "Oriental Fascination – Japonism in Belgium" at Hotel de Ville de Bruxelles. I think Japanese art influenced in a lot of category and various artists in the world their fascination. This time was Belgium painter.
René Magritte Museum: it is the house of Magritte which he lived when he created a lot of his work. While he was working as a graphic designer he painted many brilliant work. And many of his work where you can find houses or room was where he lived..


Belgian Centre for Comic Strip Art: it was second time which I visited this museum. This time it was to see Smurf 50's anniversary! I like this museum for the building and the exhibition. The building is very art-nouveau stile and my mom said one time it was textile shop. and now here it is, they are presenting Belgium Bande Dessinèe.



Ixelles Museum of Fine Arts:
Collection of Belle epoque
mainly Alexandre Charpentier. I liked his work very much. Warm, delicate and fine sculpture themed on music and family.

In Bruxelles it was cool and not so good weather though as usual. but i enjoyed these exhibition. I hope you enjoy little tour of belgium museum with me!




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