Tuesday, August 30, 2011


SANDWICH TAGS. These are one of the most exciting new products to find and stock in the UGUiSU online store! I had never seen anything like these, I had never seen any more unique and amazing sticky notes than these before I found the SANDWICH TAGS. Seriously!

With the SANDWICH TAGS you can easily turn books into delicious looking sandwiches, but I mean not just for decorating but these awesome sandwich tags can be used as sticky notes which means you can write on them and use as book markings etc.

These SANDWICH TAGS are made with a very special cutting out technique by an exclusive Japanese paper processing company. Each sheet is printed on both sides and oh do they look real! Even packaged just like the real bacon and vegetables sold at supermarkets!

SANDWICH TAGS are available in BLT Set and the "fillings" -Bacon Set and Lettuce&Tomato Set.


P.S. I have changed the blog design, still in the process of experimenting... I hope you like it!

Monday, August 29, 2011

SO-EN October 2011 issue

A monthly Japanese fashion magazine SO-EN's latest October 2011 issue is a special SO-EN 75th year anniversary issue and it comes with a complementary clear file of the cover girl. The popular Japanese fashion brand mina perhonen, mother, sally scott, etc are featured and very excitingly, dress making patterns of mina perhonen and "mother" are included!

SO-EN October 2011 issue

Friday, August 26, 2011

come home! vol.25

The latest issue of a quarterly Japanese popular lifestyle magazine "come home!" is out now and available from UGUiSU.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

giorni Autumn 2011 Issue

New to UGUiSU, "giorni" is a seasonal magazine that concepts at a high quality natural lifestyle mainly inspired by European ways of living.

This Autumn 2011 issue features "Scandinavia", ways of living of the "happiest countries of the world". In this issue features lovely homes and lifestyles of wonderful creators from Scandinavian countries such as Pirjo Suhonen the designer of IVANAhelsinki, Hanna Konola, Lisa Larson, etc. Also introduces some Japanese homes that are inspired by the Scandinavian styles, natural style fashion, food recipes and more.
Texts are in Japanese, but with so many beautiful photographs this entire magazine will be a great inspiration for you! Comes with a complementary canvas book cover designed by Lisa Larson!

giorni Autumn 2011 issue

*the cloth seen in the top picture is a furoshiki by Hennie Haworth.

Monday, August 22, 2011

FUROSHIKI - Chic and versatile wrapping cloth.

Do you know Furoshiki?
Furoshiki is a piece of printed fabric that can be used for so many ways. It's generally and traditionally used for wrapping and carrying things in Japan, but this unique and stylish design furoshiki cloths that are now available from UGUiSU online shop would work great as table cloth, picnic mat, scarf, or as a carrying bag using simple furoshiki folding techniques.

There are 2 lovely design Furoshiki cloths available, which had been designed by 2 wonderful British artist, London-based illustrator Hennie Haworth and LA-based graphic designer Lucinda Newton-Dunn. (Handprinted in Tokyo) Please visit UGUiSU online store for product details.

There are so many amazing folding techniques for using Furoshiki, you can see numbers of HOW-TOs here. Also have a look at these videos for folding furoshiki in some cool ways!

LINK furoshiki available at UGUiSU.
Furoshiki Wrapping Cloth - LINK x Hennie Haworth
Furoshiki Wrapping Cloth - LINK x Lucinda Newton-Dunn