Visiting LACMA & Robert Singer with Kyoko Ibe
Category: Product Spotlight
Picture of the Day
Tofu and the World of Washi Archive
Picture of the Day
Nara Natural Dyed series with Orchids from Arthur
Italian Europe Map #18
Our latest addition to the hot Italian Maps include a new edition of Europe. We will still have the older version up for sale until its out of stock and after that there is no more due to being discontinued!
The hottest product coming off our shelves this month is definitely the Italian paper map series. The London Map was featured in this month’s Lucky magazine under the shopping report for Los Angeles. We are actually now waiting for more London and Paris maps to come in, after having sold out in them already!
Coming Soon! TBA
Re-Bound: Creating Handmade Books from Recycled and Repurposed Materials by Jeannine Stein.
Look forward to the debut of this upcoming guide of a different and fun way to bookmaking. Follow Jeannine as she demonstrates multiples of brilliant ideas on handcrafting books, journals, albums, and much more. Infuse art with old items or junk (such as candy wrappers or used chip bags) to give a new twist on throwing away unwanted stuff. Personalize your journals or gifts with the help of easy instructions and colored illustrations. Even the book would be an idealistic gift to give!
Today I’ll introduce a new addition to this blog – me. :] Aside from Yona’s posts, please look forward to more Joey in the future!
Just today we sold our last of the Kawaii Paper #8 (dog print) which brought to the attention of the limited stock we have left on the other prints. Out of our original 11 variations, we only have 4 prints in stock now! On top of that we have less than 5 copies of each and will be discontinuing this line, so we will not be having anymore in the future. With that in mind, even I want to claim a copy of my own kawaii paper! On the up most level we have Kawaii #2 which is the light pink sakura petal prints on the white paper, which has a bit of a rough texture. Right below we have Kawaii #4, the lined up red and blue colored ducks. Next is the Kawaii #5 which is a bit more complex to describe (see picture above), it looks as if there are Japanese characters representing little people and red bows. Last but not least is another mixture of black and red, the Kawaii #9, which looks like the images of a Japanese seal in block print, which makes it very cute in my opinion. These would mix well with any kind of decorating work such as bookwrapping, scrapbooking, giftwrapping, collages, invitations, cards, or even framing for a special edition on your wall. You can find them on our website for purchase or if your close enough to our store, swing by and pick up a copy!
“Kites: Paper Wings Over Japan”
For our upcoming Art Kite Workshop, we will have Ali Fujino come co-teach the class. Ali is the director of tethered flight, Drachen Foundation, Seattle, Washington and editor of a book we’ve been carrying at the HPI store,
Kites: Paper Wings Over Japan
Edited by Scott Skinner and Ali Fujino
“For two thousand year the kite has been for the Japanese a vehicle of wonder and art and a celebration of joy. This delightful book surveys the art of creating and flying Japanese kites and reveals their universal appeal. It is illustrated with marvelous examples of both classic and contemporary kites, all specially photographed and reproduced in full color. Information on where to view Japanese kites and a glossary of terms make this an essential book for anyone interested in the world of kites.”