Back in Town

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Greetings peeps!

Sorry for the long gap without any new posts. After many weeks away I’m finally back in Tokyo.

I was lucky enough to take some much needed time off to visit friends and family in Singapore, and do a little traveling in Europe. After being enchanted by Paris I headed to the always lovely Copenhagen, and ended the trip in beautiful Berlin.

Few things inspire, enlighten or rouse new curiosities more than travel. By transporting yourself to a new environment you learn to appreciate things you took for granted at home, while simultaneously developing a deeper understanding of the world around you and challenging your notions of “the way things are.” By opening ourselves to new experiences and exposing eyes and ears to fresh sights and sounds we are rewarded with invigorating bursts of new inspiration that allow us to reset, rethink and recreate.

So stay tuned, over the next few weeks I’ll be writing a series of posts recounting my travels and introducing some of the wonderful spots I visited.


TIVOLI

More pictures from my trip to Copenhagen. The magical world of Tivoli, an amusement park & pleasure garden situated in the heart of Copenhagen. I really enjoyed taking pictures of all the beautiful rides and sparkling structures, gathering new ideas for new projects…

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WARHOL AFTER MUNCH @ Louisiana

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We were really fortunate to catch WARHOL AFTER MUNCH exhibition at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art while we were in Copenhagen. The exhibition consisted of 30 of Warhol’s unique silk-screen prints and 17 of Munch’s original prints. There were also selfportraits of Andy Warhol and iconic pieces such as Marilyn Monroe, Flowers and Close Cover Before Striking.

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The Royal Cafe

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The Royal Cafe is a quaint cafe located at the Royal Copenhagen flagship store on Copenhagen’s main shopping street, Strøget. After a long day of walking around zakka shops, this was definitely the best place to stop for a late lunch. The interior deco is quirky with grand embellishments that are modern and pop at the same time. There is a raw handmade feel to parts of the deco that makes it unpredictable and exciting. I really love the use of colors!

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Besides the amazing interior, another memorable part about the cafe was a very original and unique dish they had on the menu called Smushi. We had a hard time trying to figure out what it was right until it was served, we were still a little puzzled. Smushi is actually a traditional Danish smørrebrød with a contemporary sushi twist. A must try!

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★ How to get there
★ The Royal Cafe official website


Zakka report : copenhagen (con’t)

STILLEBEN

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These are some of my favorite items at STILLEBEN, an interior lifestyle store located at Læderstræde 14. With a selection of designer products, the store carries a good mixture of stylish and playful items for the home. I especially liked the drawings by Monika Petersen and Cushions by Karen Bjelke!

From left: owl drawing by Monika Petersen, Babushka vases, Copenhagen lights by Superspace, Stilleben design vase for KALHER, MUUTO lights, Star earrings by Mette Scherning, Wooden birds by Kristian Vedel, Cushions by Karen Bjelke.

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★ How to get there
★ STILLEBEN official website


Conspiracy

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One of the best part of my trip to copenhagen was visiting Conspiracy Inc. Tattoo. It was nice meeting Amalie and Uncle Allan again. The new Conspiracy Inc. Tattoo shop interior was really cool with lots of nice paintings in antique frames, stuffed animals, nice wall paper…etc. and the color scheme was very unique. It was an inspiring tour around the shop! Thank you Amalie once again for having us!

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Uncle Allan’s paintings!

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Uncle Allan at work.

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Amalie’s hat workshop!

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And here are my favorite omiyage(souvenir) from Denmark…

1.Poster from Uncle Allan
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2.Danish tattooing book
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Amalie, Lucifer and Uncle Allan featured!

I was excited when I saw this book at the bookstore. Thought it would be a nice book to have in remembrance of my visit.




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