This is an amazing shop/gallery space opened in Kuroiso (Tochigi prefecture, Japan) by my favourite antique shop “tamiser“ in Ebisu, Tokyo.
I was talking about this shop with my friend the other day when we were having coffee. I guess that’s what we normally do a lot, just to talk about our favourite restaurants, cafes and shops endlessly.
Yes, this is definitely one of the shops I want to visit in the near future.
The building used to be owned by an old taxi company. The entire space was renovated into an impressive antique shop as well as the living space.
This life style is nice. I’d like to create my own living space surrounded my by all my favourite things in the world one day.
They’ve kept the old sign at the entrance outside, and I really like that!
While I was making some food in the kitchen, my friend, Lori pulled her camera out and started taking pictures around.
It was a sunny spring afternoon, and the light was beautiful. (Her pictures make my messy apartment look much nicer!) I love her photos and I also admire the way she shoots. We were just talking and eating and I almost didn’t even notice her camera sometimes. That’s how naturally and simply she holds her camera.
The lunch break became full of new ideas and thoughts.
This is a delightful commercial for DoCoMo (Japan mobile operator)’s mobile phone TOUCH WOOD made with the surplus wood of trees culled during thinning operations to maintain healthy forests.
A Japanese ad agency (Drill Inc.) went to the woods working with a design company called Invisible Designs Lab. in Fukuoka, Japan. They built the giant xylophone running down hill. A wooden ball was placed at the top of the xylophone ramp and then pushed down. As it plunks down the hill it plays Bach’s Cantata 147 also known as “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desire.”
The director of the commercial says that the music is completely made with just the ball and the wooden xylophone planks, though some levels were adjusted.