A few months ago, I was invited to contribute some DIY gift ideas for an upcoming Frankie magazine holiday spread. The theme was to create an easy to make gift with recycled materials that you can give to a friend during the holiday season. This was what I created – African basket inspired mini vases made with PET bottles and paper twines.
The spread turned out really lovely and I was very thrilled to have my project shot by amazing photographer Hilary Walker. I am so honored to be involved in this beautiful issue! If you haven’t gotten your copy yet, you can get yours from Frankie Press online store.
Oh I have been so busy ever since my farewell party! I am happy to announce that I will be will be participating in the Tokyo Art Book Fair 2011 this Saturday (16 July)! I will be selling my Polkaros JAPON zine for the first time in Japan.
Tokyo Art Book Fair is an annual arts publishing fair organized by Zine’s mate. You can see some lovely pictures of the event last year on Hello Sandwich’s blog here. I am so excited that my table will be alongside Ebony and her friend, Grace this year!
The first Polkaros zine will be available at at the MCA Zine Fair tomorrow! You can find them at the Hello Sandwich Tokyo Table(Stall 30) together with Hello Sandwich‘s new stationery poster zine and other zines by her Tokyo based zine making friends Jollygoo, Ben Davis , BOM, Sunshine to you, Mark Drew and Yumi Takahashi. Unfortunately, I won’t be there personally but I am as excited here in Tokyo! I can’t wait to see/hear the response! Please drop by if you are in Sydney and tell me about it!
A little zine inspired by Traditional Japanese Crafts.
Kokeshi Dolls こけし
Make your own Okame face mask!
Introducing the first Polkaros zine! This is what I’ve made for the MCA Zine Fair 2011 that is coming up in Sydney this Sunday. I’ve always been inspired by the colors, motifs and patterns of Traditional Japanese Crafts and thought this would be a good way to share them with everyone.
In this 28-page zine, you’d see illustrations and photographs of Traditional Japanese Crafts such as the Kokeshi doll, Inu-Hariko(papier-mâché dog), Koinobori and Japanese patterns. There are also notes on the background information of each of these items written/translated by me. I hope this can be your new guide to Traditional Japanese Crafts!
This zine will be available at the Hello Sandwich Tokyo Table booth at the MCA Zine Fair on 22 May 2011. Special thanks to Ebony from Hello Sandwich once again and to Beatrice who will be helping us mind the booth. My friend, Sabrina, will be going down to help as well! Thanks Sabbie!
Please check out the event if you are in Sydney!
Note: I currently have limited copies of this as they were painstakingly handmade with stitch binding. I might get them made at a printer later if the response is good. Please leave me a comment if you are interested in getting a copy!
Sorry for the lack of updates! I have been busy making my zine for the The MCA & Sydney Writers’ Festival Zine Fair 2011 that will be on next Sunday, 22 May. Many thanks to Ebony from Hello Sandwich for inviting me to join her at the fair. I am excited to have found a new medium to work on! Zine making is so fun! As you can see in the poster above, my zine is based on Traditional Japanese Craft. Will post more pictures of it soon. Now I really got to get some sleep! Have a great weekend everyone!
Hello! My name is Ros Lee, a lifestyle product/ zakka designer based in Tokyo, Japan. Here you can see some of the things I do at work and in my free time. I love ceramics, textiles, felt, crafts, photography and traveling. Happy browsing and please feel free to leave me a comment!