-Introducing hand-dying textiles , night festivals, toys and handicrafts coming from the mid 20th century in Japan
-A resource book with full of fresh and inspiring ideas for designers and anyone who love handicrafts.
Pre-loved furniture, antique kimonos in vibrant patterns, dangerously seductive piece of irresistible junk: at every antique market one encounters odd yet oddly adorable items that elicit an involuntary chuckle. --- All objects and handicrafts in this book are selected by Yonagadou, an Osaka-based product designer who uses Japanese Retro Patterns into her works, and their eye-catching designs are carefully introduced with the stories behind. Most items / examples were familiar among ordinary Japanese in mid 20th century, and now they can provide fresh and inspiring ideas for graphic designers, product designers and anyone who love handicrafts.
Profile of Yonagadou, the Author of this title:
Yonagadou, who is an Osaka-based product designer and also wrote Modern Patterns of Japan, selects various Japanese traditional craft works such as Japanese candy wrapping papers, tiles, architecture, dolls, and even rituals, and visit the place of origins and meet with the craftsmen. She put those one-and-only designs into her products such as handkerchiefs, towels, postcards and stationeries.
Release Date : May/2014
Price : $1,600.00
IIDA KASATEN is a Japanese umbrella
producer which uses their originally designed textile, handles and ribs. This title introduces the stories and tecniques behind their products as well as the unique and beautiful collection of their latest works. The beautiful patterns of their umbrellas must attract textile lovers, and in addition, their philosophy of craftsmanship
may inspire product designers.
Release Date : Apr/2014
Price : $1,680.00
Introducing provincial folkarts and utensils such as bowls for café au lait, linen tea towels, embroidered items etc. Useful information of 'Marche' is also available.
Release Date : Mar/2014
Price : $1,800.00
Europe is the gold mine of fine paper products. Some cutting-edge creators release a variety of unique works while some traditional factories have been producing classic stationeries for years. This title covers wide range of paper products produced in UK, France, Italy and Scandinavian countries, and features not only the products themselves but the stories behind – the profiles of artisans or factories/studios.
*examples included: Rob Ryan (cutting paper works / UK), Su Blackwell (paper crafts / UK), SMYTHSON (stationery / UK), Papier Tiger (stationery / France), ROSSI (cards and letters / Italy), LIE ELISE LANSEN (gift boxes / Denmark) etc.
Useful information of each shops and factories are included for active travelers. In addition, it specially contains a sheet of “real” ROSSI paper as a free gift at the end of the book.
Japanese only / lots of visual images.
Pages：176 （Full color）
Release Date : Feb/2014
Price : $1,900.00
About the book: This is the second comprehensive collection of design works by Yurio Seki, who is well known for her original brand, “Salvia”. Her patterns are used not only for textiles but also for interior products and product packages. Other than her “Salvia” designs, this book also features extensive design works including towel, notebook, honey package as well as various craftworks. The tutorial pages of her craftworks will help craft-lovers make their own works. In addition, the book contains 16 sheets of papers with her colorful patterns on them.
Profile of Yurio Seki:
Yurio Seki is a Japanese graphic designer who draws warm, mellow, brightly colored designs, and whose portfolio includes everything from magazine art direction and design to bookbinding and package design, CD jackets and logos. In 2001 she launched the “salvia” brand, and since then has unveiled a myriad of textiles, apparel, interior goods, books and more, all using her designs and inspired by the desire to create “little things that make life more fun.” Her colorful and heart-warming design is influenced by her life in Sweden where she spent a few years working and creating her own works.
Pages：192 (Full color)
Release Date : Dec/2013
Price : $2,200.00