Monthly Archives - December 2016


Last weekend I also headed to the HIROCOLEDGE 10 Years Anniversary. HIROCOLEDGE is the brand led and designed by Artist Hiroko Takahashi. Patterns consisting of circles and straight lines are her trademark and she likes to create minimalist works, supporting Japanese culture and lifestyle. While working on her PhD of arts, she founded Hirocoledge in 2006 - which now - 10 years later is celebrating a decade in business. I joined the fun at her Studio located close to the Tokyo Sky Tree. 先週末は「ヒロコレッジ10周年パーティー」に参加しました。 ヒロコレッジはアーティスト高橋理子さんのブランドです。今年で10周年になりましたので、東京スカイツリーの近くのスタジオへ行ってまいりました。 She [...]


「FKI展 & ルミロック」Year end kimono fun

Time seems to fly faster and faster these weeks. It's December and suddenly I feel overwhelmed with work - but that's a great thing after having a little too silent past months. Colder weather and the years final month calls for kimono events and the popular "忘年会" Year-end parties! So I found myself running around between 4 appointments yesterday. One was the FKI展 - Fashion & Kimono & Ikimono exhibit which is basically a joint pop up store in the famous Isetan [...]


「秋」Autumn feels

Last week we had a sudden curtain of snowfall here in the Tokyo area and I was a little worried - as I didn't have time yet to go out and appreciate the autumn foliage properly. 先週の雪で少しパニックになった。「まだ紅葉を楽しむ時間はなかったのに、もう冬??」と思ってました。 Thankfully 2 days later we had bombastic weather so I jumped back into my kimono to embrace the yellow and red coloured trees. On my check list I had this lovely Japanese garden in Kokubunji called 'Tonogayato garden' so I got up early to get [...]