Monday, July 27, 2009

The hansel Pop Up Shop @ Stamford House has closed.

My parting shots of the shop:
The shop at night after closing.
The shop facade with its beautiful colonial features.
The cardboard pop-up landscape of dinosaurs in the window.

Bye bye!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Striped bottled water packaging.

For those who have been following my blog, I don't have to explain why I love this bottle.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Kill Bill's Chiaki Kuriyama wears hansel!

Japanese actress Chiaki Kuriyama wears the hansel Pleat Collar Blouse.

Miss Kuriyama is best known in her role as the school girl bodyguard, Gogo Yubari, in Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill and also for her role in the Japanese film Battle Royale.


Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Fantastic Jurassic fabric print design.

I found one of my first tries at creating the Fantastic Jurassic print. The next version had more dinosaurs. By the way, I also found a bit more of the Fantastic Jurassic printed jersey leftover from sampling, and am making them into a limited number of cap sleeve t-shirts. To be released sometime end September. I'll let you know when it's fresh out from the factory!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Newspaper reading time.

Nana's grandmother was completely unaware that I was snapping photos of her completely absorbed in reading the newspapers as her ancestors looked on from their lofty frames.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Nana's grandmother.

So the Magicial Aunty that I was telling you about, the elderly lady from Kanazawa is a friend's friend called Nana's grandaunt. (Hope you got that)

This is Nana's grandmother. A lovely artistically inclined family, Nana's grandmother was proud to pose with a traditional Japanese doll that she had made herself by hand.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Swimming pool art.

A small swimming pool installed in the middle of the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa shows people walking and talking INSIDE the water, and even staring up at you!

It turns out that the swirling water is actually on a layer of glass and visitors can explore the underwater world via an underground passage.


Tuesday, July 7, 2009

1,000 paper cranes.

Back to paper engineering . . .
Ever seen extreme origami?
This framed picture of a pastel-coloured Mt. Fuji is actually made up of 1,000 cranes folded from a SINGLE sheet of paper! Seen at an origami museum in Japan, the display shows how this origami master achieved this work of .... GREAT PATIENCE! :-)

Monday, July 6, 2009

Elmer the Elephant.

Plastic dispensers of varying sizes in the shape of Elmer the Elephant, an all-time favourite children's storybook character from books written by David McKee, shows the multi-coloured patchwork elephant with little bright blue birds perched on its back.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Origami everything Part 2

More origami. Translucent starburst shaped origami placed on a lightbox reveals a wonderful complex pattern of geometric folds and shades.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Origami everything Part 1.

Since we're on this papercraft theme what with all the pop up artwork in The hansel Pop Up Shop, let's take a look at these origami packs of specially printed and scored papers with which you follow some simple instructions, a fold here, a tuck there... and voila! Seals sunbaking in the Arctic seas, glistening strawberry cheesecakes and a complete bento set for lunch!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

hansel X Zai Sapari sofa set.

We made this sofa set for the "Utterubbish" art exhibition that was held at the old City Hall.