Friday, January 30, 2009

Tokyomade Eye Candy

Firstly, thank you to everyone's get well wishes last weekend! A few days in bed and lots of homemade chicken soup (thanks DH) later and I'm back on my feet.

Yah! It's Friday! I swear, for some reason, this week has felt like the longest in history. But finally it's nearly the weekend. I'm not sure what I'll do over the weekend, there's much packing and sorting to be done for the move and many more delights of Japan to soak up before we leave.

DH has proposed we go out to dinner tonight, one of the restaurants in a large shopping centre a few towns over. I've been so good with savings lately, I feel it's time for a bit of a splurge. A few more craft books to add to my collection maybe, some more traditional pottery pieces, maybe a Shinzi Katoh piece or two.

But for now, I still have a few hours at work, so here's some pieces I love from the online store Tokyomade.

Mmm.... my ipod could do with a bit of a facelift...
I love these ichigo (strawberry) man prints! There's something very modern Japanese comedy about them.
How sweet is this frog necklace! An original illustration in resin.

I've drooled over boot by this designer on this blog before, but didn't think you'd mind if I revisited them.

If I wore this dress, I could run around singing "I feel pretty" from West Side Story. I may have to wait until I'm baby-bump-less however....
This "nani bird" dressed in her finest kimono, complete with geta sandals and her baby birds are so cute. They come as flat cards with instructions of how to fold.

And lastly, I still regret not getting anything by this designer I met at the Tokyo Design Festa last year. I have pictures of more of her super sweet work here.

All wish list stuff, but a girl can dream can't she, AND it IS by birthday soon... does anyone want to point my husband in the direction of this post?


Tamakikat said...

Hi there.

Glad to hear you're feeling better:)

Did you see the piece on the telly about the guy who designed the Japanese Synchro Swim Team's swimmers a while ago? (They were mostly red, very striking-maybe a crane theme.) The designer is now designing ski-wear with a kimono pattern. At first look the outfit looks just like a camo-type pattern but when you look closely it's like a kimono. Tres cool..


Jenny said...

Always enjoy your eye candy-love those boots!Hope you had a nice dinner:)

Hila said...

Glad to hear you're feeling better :) And so much eye-candy in this post!

Cathy {tinniegirl} said...

Have you got a link for the frog necklace by chance? It's adorable.

Unknown said...

oh, that dress... thank you for all the wonderful eye candy!

Bec said...

I'm glad to hear you are feeling better. Being sick is awful at the best of times, but even harder when you're pregnant I reckon! We have also had coughs and sniffles and crankiness in the house lately - no fun at all!!! But I've got to say, you always have the BEST eye candy. I am totally in love with those mushroom illustrations. Hope your lovely husband comes through with the good on your birthday!!

Anonymous said...

Great japanese eye candy, glad ur feeling better

muralimanohar said...

OMG..I MADE a pair of boots remarkably like those years ago for a production once! lol Not the same colors, but very similar style! Actually, I made six pairs to go with six outfits. Whew. :p

Love that dress.

Anonymous said...

Regarding the last photo - The designer's name is Mika, and she sells her amazing designs on Etsy under the name Mikish:

I purchased one of them, and it is so beautiful.

spindelmaker said...

Thanks for all the tips! I´ll be surfing the net tonight :-)


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