More photos from Japan. Hopefully you’re not sick of them yet.
Archive for May, 2012
While in Tokyo I picked up the latest special issue of Casa Brutus which focuses on California creators and a lot of the amazing people and things happening there right now. Also while I was there, a California Mart pop up shop had just opened, featuring a lot of the same people who are in the magazine, Beatrice Valenzuela, Altadena Works, Heath Ceramics..
Very excited that this magazine features friends and is connected to an exhibition which has sent several friends out to Tokyo recently. The exihibition DREAMERS is curated by Serena Mitnik-Miller and is at Ron Herman Sendagaya. If you’re in Tokyo go check it out, and if not go out and find a copy of this magazine! So much more good stuff inside, South Willard, General Store, OK, Dosa, Altadena Works, Aya Muto, Heath Ceramics, the Ace Hotel and much more. It makes me so happy to see where I’m from being celebrated and having a creative community come together. I miss California!
So the artists who’s work I loved at Kosmos Lane gallery, and one of whom was doing the “Potato is Future” fortune telling performance, are the Kojiki Girls. These guys so crazy I love it! Here’s a peek at some of their work they have online. I won’t share all the amazing postcard images I picked up out of respect for their work but I really hope these guys get a show in Paris and a book out soon! You can see one of many videos showing them in action here. Also check out the craziness on their respective blogs, Machiko and Pia.
In Tokyo I had the pleasure of being taken to the closing party of a gallery show at Kosmos Lane Studio & Gallery by our friend Chihaya. It was one of the nicest days we spent in Japan. The show was about travel souvenirs and the stories that went with them. There were some really funny objects and images in the show. There was also a concert by a cute band that normally performs for kids, homemade soups and the most delicious breads ever (more about that later) David had his fortune told by an artist who’s work I’ll also share later, but who does performances that are so funny. We met some new people and spent the whole day there, there was even a drawing workshop that everyone participated in, organized by Boojil, who is super nice and currated the show.
More photos from Japan.
I’m Back! We spent an amazing two weeks in Tokyo and came back to a week filled with a ton of work, and there are so many photos to sort through, so I’ve been a little absent for a while.. It’s good to be back, even if I miss Japan so much already and can’t wait to find a way to go back soon. I am filled with inspiration from the people, the culture, the new friends, the amazing places, and incredibly beautiful and thoughtful aesthetic of Japan. There’s so much to share I don’t know where to begin. Here’s a peek at some of the sights around Tokyo to start. More to come!