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Koomori-chan

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I got a spooky-cute koomori-chan (tiny batty) plushie created by Keiko Miyata.
I’m totally in love with its red and orange odd eyes, stripy tail, and holey wings.

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Not just only a plushie, but it has brooch pin on the back. Tiny bell tinkles when we walk, so much fun to go out with it!

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You can see Miyata-san’s creation on her website. Also she created a part of Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s dress for her world tour. :)

Keiko Miyata

leaser cutter carving macarons

I went to free trial laser cutter’s workshop at Makers’ Base.
At first, all of us drew some art (or message) on iPad apps.

It became data for carving by laser cutter immediately, put some macarons into the machine, then carving was finished in less than a minute.

And we chose box printing from some lovely screen-print design.
Moreover, they gave us chewy good cookie. It was an amazing experience for all participants.

Makers’ Base

Hello Sandwich Exhibition

I went to Hello Sandwich Exhibition at gallery commune in Shimokitazawa.
The gallery space was perfectly changed into Hello Sandwich world!
How could we resist to look around the exhibition without smiling?

She always cast a spell on our usual belongings… to turn into charming things!

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Saigendo Lampwork Bead – “Spirocodon saltator”

Saigendo’s nature-fiction bead arts are looks as real, but it’s in super tiny world of his glass lampwork.
The diameter of the bead is about 1 inch. (2.6cm)

“Spirocodon saltator” the jellyfish (known as “Kami-kurage”, Japan peculiar and the name means like hair-jellyfish) in the bead is incredibly small and has minute details.
I’m so lucky I own some of his surprising artworks, and I always hope to invite other beautiful faux jellyfishes to my house.

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“Spirocodon saltator” – Google image search

Exhibitions at CEDOKzakkastore

Last year’s end, my friend took me to CEDOK zakka store to see the designers whom holding some exhibitions in the shop. The shop was slightly hard to find the door, it is old and not decorated much… but it was a entrance to the cute wonderland.

Tamao is a designer of lovely embroidered accessories, and AYAME making beautiful woven pattern socks and sock monkeys! Also her welcoming finger foods were very good.

I met SEKIYUMI there and she has her atelier in the same building. The atelier is small and cute! You can get her products at there. If you hang around Asakusa on Friday or Saturday, I recommend to making an appointment to visit her place.

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rainy day kitty purse from sakurazawa

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I got another change purse from sakurayama at “Deza-Bire Shop” event.

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The metal crasps are her original design.
Cute kitty is playing with ball yarn.

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She made it special for the event, I chose a tiny opal colored rhinestone and she attached it on the purse. It looks like a beautiful rain drop in her lovely drawing!

Taito Designers Village
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Deza-Bire (Designers Village) Shop

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I visited “Deza-Bire Shop” event. Ordinary days, Taito Designers Village is closed door for designers who has atelier in there, but they start monthly open door weekend event from this December.

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I got a unique waffle shaped change purse from Design.T.rooms. The purse is made of beautifully worked leather. It looks yummy and cute!

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Laforet Christmas 2013 by Ribbonesia

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Laforet Harajuku is now wrapped up with Ribbonesia’s beautiful ribbon works for Christmas!

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Shiny ribbon ornaments brings us happy holiday atmosphere.

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When you shop 15,000yen or more (for each shop) in Laforet Harajuku, you can get special diary for 2014 designed by Ribbonesia.

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Ribbonesia
Ribbonesia Facebook
Laforet Harajuku
Laforet×Ribbonesia Limited Diary 2014

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