Yes, my Japanese obsession continues (this weekend will no doubt see me cooking giant pots of sushi rice to feed my craving for onigiri), and my bookshelves show it too. While sorting out my studio bookshelves, I was surprised to see how many Japanese books I already have. It’s quite a pile!
A big regret from my recent Tokyo trip was that I didn’t go to the Mina Perhonen store in Tokyo, and couldn’t find it in Kyoto, but at least I managed to pick up a Mina Perhonen book to bring back with me. I snapped a couple of my favourite pages:
I also brought home a book I found at Cibone that I knew nothing about, but I thought that the images would be a great way to remember the streets of Tokyo. Once I got home, though, I found that the book was all about buildings in Osaka!
Anyway, it’s a visually stimulating book called Photo Gallery of Good Buildings: BMC Bldg Mania Cafe that documents details of buildings from the 70s in the Japanese architectural and design movements called Metabolism and Anonymous Design. Full of yummy detail shots of things like doorbells, banisters and window grilles.
OK, so I’d actually planned to show more of my Japanese books here, but it’s Friday afternoon, and I’m bushed. It’s been a good week, with my business partner Pearl back in town for a bit, and we launched a new website, Lookbook and Catalogue (more on that next week), but all the excitement has has taken it out of me.
Have a great weekend, all.