I'm in the middle of one of those "Oh my! What have I started!" moments. I'm spring cleaning. I simply cannot believe how much STUFF, and that's what a lot of it is, stuff, we've acumulated in the last two and a half years. I dream of having the Japanese zen-ness rub off on me and not having so much stuff. But I swear, it breeds! The thought of having to pack eveything up and move countries next year is not a good one.
Anyway, the first place I'm tackling is the bookshelves. Both hubby and I love books and hey, can you really blame me for getting as many Japanese craft books as I can while I'm here, so there are a lot.
Cleaning the bookshelf always seems to take longer than any other part of the apartment. I get distracted and want to flip through pages again, revisit publications I haven't seen for a while, it's much like a catch up with an old friend.
One that I came across today, is my favourite Kimono magazine (Mook actually). Kimono Hime. I love this one because it stands out from all the other publications. Most Kimono magazines are all very traditional and pretty, but quite predicatable. Kimono Hime is much edgier in its style and layout.
Here's some images from one of them...
I love the stark white background with the traditional paper cutouts they've used in this series.