Sunday, May 30, 2010

Inspiration from Tokyo- Part 2

Storm Machine Graphics- Wow. I saw them at Design Festa and their table was absolutely amazing. My first thought was- "this is branding at its finest!" (My business side comes out!) They had so many merchandise but all the colors went together and I was just trying to absorb and learn from it. The ABC book is only about 3.75" x 3.75" with a cloth cover. They are probably my favorite find out of my whole trip. Check out their website!

Donut guy cup and "saucer"-those of you who may come to know my tastes probably know why I went nuts over this little guy, and only for 1000 yen! Another purchase from Design Festa but unfortunately I don't have information on the artist, I believe she was from Korea. (Lesson learned- put your name on EVERYTHING that you do!)

Cute creature in "Terrarium"-I believe the artist was there in part of a collective; there was a slight panic when they realized I didn't speak Japanese and they were trying to find someone who spoke English..it was actually quite endearing! There were a bunch of different creatures in bottles all together and it was very striking, so I had to adopt one.

Happy Birthday Pop-Up book from Sanrio Greetings- This mini book came with an envelope so you can send it out. I bought it at Itoya, a stationery store that is all over the place.

Matryoshka doll tea pot- I bought this at a store in Ginza. The bulkiest item I bought but thats why I went with a big suitcase! Look, even the box is cute with the illustrations.

There were other little things here and there but this is the majority of goodies I got. I'm going to write one more post on the trip in general, and hope to provide some tips and such, because I can't wait to go back!

14 comments:

paintedpreppy said...

These companies are just adorable, I love the creative whimsical feel, thanks so much for sharing!

Eugenia Gina said...

panic attack! This is so cuteee.. I can imagine if I were there, I would surely broke myself over theesee cute things!

J. E. Morris said...

Thanks for sharing. They are all so cute. I love the little doughnut guy. I bet it was hard to decide what to take home.

sassypackrat said...

Amazing items!

zime said...

I love Matryoshka doll tea pot!!!!!!!
o____O

Majeak Ann said...

All inspirational, thanks for sharing Jannie, hugs!!

Xavier Salomó said...

wow, it's so cute.
japan is great

pilarcat said...

Oh! They are all so cute. I didn't know that there's this kind of festa in Tokyo. Really want to go!

冠中 said...

當身處逆境時,要能忍一時之氣,吃一時之苦,並及早確立自己的目標,總有一天,你會嘗到那甘美的果實。......................................................

Tamara Henderson said...

more great finds! thanks for sharing!

cally jane studio said...

Hi Jannie, thank you for your comment, I'm a big fan of your work!

Tracy said...

These are adorable, Jannie! I can see me buying the coffee cup and donut guy saucer set, too :) Looks like you had a BLAST!

yoon see said...

Love your sharing of Tokyo Jannie.

They are so inspiring and cute!
I am so in love with these cuties!

I always drop by and read your blog entries but didn't drop a comment....sorry!
I really enjoy your sharing Jannie.
Keep it up!

pocketful of patterns said...

Wow - I ADORE the teapot!! Such fun!