Oct 27, 2010

New Japanese Handwork

Recent years, many designers and creators are start focusing on traditional art and crafts and take essences to create new modern designs and crafts.This book is not focusing on past as typical Japanese craft style, but focusing on the innovation of Japanese craft scene. Introducing artist, artisan, and place to visit as shops and workshops in Tokyo (including a mini map of Tokyo).
This book is highly recommend for who likes handwork and want to try to create or visitors who wants to know more traditional but modern side of Tokyo.

1.Artist Handwork
CHIAKI MORITA(Washi Paper)/ Emi Takizawa (Machine embroidery)/Hakucho (Makie mother-of-pearl inlay)/ZOUKIBAYASHI (Wooden mosaic)

2,Handwork shop
CLASKA Gallery&shop DO/ SyuRo/ Toraya Tokyo Midtown/ Origata Design Institute Shopsamagatadou/ Sui Kin Chi Ka Moku Do Ten Mei Kai/ Kigi/ yarn

Edo-calico/ Cloisonne enamel/ Letterpress printing

Tokyo Walkers Map
Taito Wards/ Kagurazaka

*contains many beautiful pictures of artist works which use traditional techniques with modern essence.
*Included recommended shops utilizing traditional crafts into modern lifestyle, and workshops information with Tokyo workers map!

Author: Junko Yazaki
Price: 1,600 yen + tax (ISBN: 978-4-86100-718-7)
Format: 148 x 210 mm, 120 pages (Full Color) Softcover with Jacket
Language: Japanese / Release date: 27 th October 2010

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Oct 12, 2010

- Une année de boîtes à bijoux -

This is the instructional book of Cartonnage, written by Kayoko BIGEARD, Cartonnage creator now living in France. This book presents how-to-make boxes in 25 patters made by paper and cloth. Each box's theme is based on birthstone of 12 month. The beautiful boxes can be placed jewelry, accessories, beads, or the little tools for fancywork, etc. Contained the picture lesson of 3 works selected from different challenge levels, and step by step explanations and drafts of all the boxes.

The Author: Kayoko BIGEARD
Price: 1,600 yen + tax (ISBN: 978-4-86100-709-5)
Format: 260 x 190 mm, 96 pages (Full color) Softcover with Jacket
Language: Japanese/ Release date: 12th October 2010

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