Saturday, June 21, 2014

NEW BOOK BY YONAGADOU - Sweet & Nostalgic Vintage Japanese Design Collection

Charming new book by Yonagadou who is known as a vintage zakka buyer and artist is full of Japanese designs from between 30s and 70s that are lovely and surreal, exotic and nostalgic (and whose paper items have been our favourites at UGUISU for a long time now). The book features an amazing collection of vintage tiles, toys, handicrafts, night markets, architecture, cabaret interiors and graphics, etc....all made in Japan things mostly from Osaka where Yonagadou is based in, all so lovely and wonderfully curated!

Text is mainly in Japanese, but all section titles are translated into English so you can tell what each section is talking about. A must read for all Yonagadou fans and anyone who loves vintage designs! Also the artwork on the cover is by another of our favourite artists Mihoko Seki!

Purchase this book online (yes we ship worldwide!)

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Japanese Cypress Hinoki Wood Mugs

More of the beautiful wood mugs made from Hinoki or Japanese cypress have been restocked after the last stock arrived and all went in 2 days last week. The Hinoki mugs are arefully handcrafted by Mr Shibata in Yamanashi prefecture using 100%-FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified scrap wood harvested locally in Yamanashi, Japan.

Hinoki or Japanese Cypress is one of Japan's most prized woods which grows only in Japan and a part of Taiwan, it is prized for its beautiful grain, fragrance and smooth texture.

Finished with food-safe polyurethane coating (x more than 10 layers) and it can be used for both hot and cold drinks. Coffee or tea will not stain.

Take a look at more images on the product page here, or see the whole woodenware series by the same maker.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Handkerchiefs/Furoshiki Wrapping Cloths

Some cotton handkerchiefs that can also be used as furoshiki are restocked and now available from UGUiSU. They are perfect for wrapping gifts and the person who received it can reuse the wrapping cloths!
Yonagadou handkerchiefs are restocked, only a few of each but all the lovely Harvest handkerchiefs also restocked, and this cute yellow kokeshi one is new by Cochae.


Monday, June 2, 2014

NEW PAUMES BOOK - Petit Pan La couleur en liberte / Colourful Paris Life of Petit Pan

Another new book from PAUMES at UGUiSU is Petit Pan La couleur en liberte / Colourful Paris Life of Petit Pan.

Petit Pan is a popular French brand run by two designers Myriam de Loor and Pan Gang and is known by its colorful fabrics and the little toys and decorations made of paper and bamboo. In this book you can enjoy the wonderful world of Petit Pan at their Paris apartment full of inspirational interior ideas using vivid colours and crafts! 
Texts are in Japanese and French.

Go to the product page for Petit Pan La couleur en liberte / Colourful Paris Life of Petit Pan at UGUiSU -->

NEW PAUMES BOOK - Illustrated Paris Guide by Isabelle Boinot / Les Adresses Parisiennes d'Une Parisienne

Two new books from PAUMES have just arrived and now available from UGUISU online store for international orders!

The first one is by Isabelle Boinot, an illustrator based in Paris who has an observant eye for people and things and her distinctive style can be seen in her various publications and products. In this second book by Isabel with Paumes "Les Adresses Parisiennes d'Une Parisienne" (Paris Guide by a Parisienne) she shares her favourite Paris shops, restaurants and cafes, parks, museums with her detailed illustrations which makes this book a true joy to turn each page whether or not you are headed to Paris!

Texts are in Japanese and French, printed in Japan.

Go to the product page for Les Adresses Parisiennes d'Une Parisienne at UGUiSU -->