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!
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