Yesterday, I was out looking for used furniture for my new apartment.
I stumbled upon a nice and quiet underpass with some very cute illustrations.
I went to Eco-land, a recycle shop near Musashi-koyama Station.
Found some chairs for my dining room!
The guitar I sold to them was on sale too!
I am devoting this post to Eco-land as I am very thankful for the work they are doing. I found Eco-land’s website while looking for people who could help me get rid of my unwanted furniture and electronic appliances in Tokyo. Eco-land collects unwanted items, repairs and resells them. When your item sells, they will give you half of the profit or you can choose to donate it to charity. They also have 2 recycle shops where you can buy used furniture and appliances at very affordable prices. I met some of the staff and they are all young enthusiasts who care for the environment. I am inspired by them to find some nice recycled furniture for my new apartment.
★ Eco-land Recycle Service Website
★ Eco-land Recycle Shops
Yesterday I was out visiting Interior/zakka stores in Omote sando and Aoyama. The pictures above were taken in front of Bazar et garde-manger, a very interesting lifestyle store by H.P. DECO. They carry a unique selection of handmade objects & accessories, art, fabrics, kitchenware, vintage furniture…etc. mainly from France and parts of Europe. It’s been a long time since I saw something that made my heart skip a beat and the handmade broaches by Lyndie Dourthe really took my breath away! I would probably go back just to admire the intricacy of the handmade pieces again.
★How to get there
★Bazar et garde-manger official site
Pictures from PAD.
I love mexican zakka and am delighted to be given the opportunity to design some new products for TITICACA, an ‘Ethnic’ theme lifestyle store in Japan. While doing research online for Mexican inspiration, I found this awesome shop in Osaka called PAD. Love their products and the way they did their product shots! Genius!
Finally back in Tokyo! I was home for my brother’s wedding. It was a really happy celebration! And I got my first tuxedo! It was a really happy event for our whole family!
Made a 2 color silkscreen print fabric with my tshirt-kun for the first time. This is the first test print. I think I will need some practice to perfect the alignment. This print was originally designed for the festive season but hopefully by changing the color combination, I’d be able to use them all year round. Silkscreening is so fun!
This was how I did it:
1. Place silk in between frames and tighten with screws
2. Paste drawing on silkscreen
3. Place silkscreen inside Tshirt-kun exposure machine
4. Set timer/expose screen
5. Screen is ready
6. Brush silkscreen with water
7. Leave to dry completely
8. Start printing