Friday, December 23, 2011

Frosted window- my mini show has been extended

My mini - show, Frosted window is ongoing now - 
it has been extended till late December.
It is at a French style cafe, Coco et olive on Main street.
Their space is filled with cool + rustic interiors and arts.
Foods and treats are really good, I'll recommend to try their quiche.
Anyways, don't miss to try my hats too!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Almost christmas!

The town smells like Christmas trees - 
I love the green, woody smell.
Now still I've been busy for is most exciting time of the year.

Last week, I was in the One of a kind show and it was fun as last year.

 My booth at the show
My friend, she looks dolly with the hat!
My Cap-puchino hat.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Medina @ near chinatown

In these days I was crazily busy then I wanted to have a time for "refresh"-
So last Sunday, I went a cafe "Medina" for brunch.

I heard their belgium waffles are good but I was too hungry then I ordered an omelette. 
Goat cheese and herbs, smelled excellent. 

My friend had a meat ball dish. It looked yummy.
We walked around Chinatown and Gastown a bit then I found my favourite coat.
I have been looking for a perfect coat for a long time then I decided to have it next month(I can't have it now, sadly..)!

Well, my mini hat show will open tomorrow, I have to prepare for it now.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

After the storm

Yesterday's weather was like a storm came to our town..
After the storm, I saw a rainbow and sun came up in the late afternoon.
I walked down to a park then I saw many colours of leaves flying with cold wind. 
The lighting was amazingly gold, the scene was like a dream. 

Btw..I'll have a mini-hat show at a French style cafe called "coco et olive" on Main street.
more info:

Friday, November 4, 2011

The month of frost

This morning, I found neighbourhood's roofs are frosting -
Halloween spirits were back to their place, seems like "Count winter" has been arrived.

November called "a month of frost" in Japanese old language, "Shimo-tsuki"
This is my favourite time, mid-autumn to beginning of winter.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Halloween spirit

Today I walked down the street and looked at Halloween houses.
I felt the Halloween spirits when the cold wind blew.

Mystically beautiful skeletons

Poor witch..she had an accident?

Friday, October 7, 2011

Into the Winter

It is already mid Autumn - 
The colour of maple leaves are turned into bright red, the wind is chilly - seems like the town is preparing for the winter.
I bought a local apple, it smells excellent.

I like the winter weather, the air is clear and tight, it makes me focus to my work.

Photo : Jeff christensen /  Model:Sae

New items keep coming up at my store.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Vancouver Autumn

It is already in the middle of September, hot days are almost gone, time to say good bye to dry weather ..Vancouver autumn is beginning of rainy season.
Autumn/Winter are not favourite season for most of Vancouver people -  but actually autumn and winter is my favourite ones, I love colder temperature since I was in Japan.
It because of clothing. I love to make layers, love wool sweaters and coats, of course most important accessories, hats!
Now I'm preparing for showing new autumn/winter items to public, they will show up soon.

This is my new item, ready to wear version of snow cap,  a lot of unique details on the hats.
You can see more descriptions on my store.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Featured on

When I found my" Snow cap" hat on, I was screamed!
The hat is for a contest "Design for Stephen Jones" and it has been shortlisted by Stephen Jones and Dolly Jones.(see last post)
Again thank you very much for Mr. and Mrs. Jones, and thank you so much for all people support my work.
You can see the article here

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Stephen Jones hat contest

As last time I posted, I took my hat to a competition "Design for Stephen Jones".
Today my work has been commended,shortlisted by mr. Stephen Jones and Mrs Dolly Jones(British .
When I saw my name on their list, I almost cried by happyness and joy.
Thank you so much for Mr. and Mrs Jones for the commendation, and thank you for people support my work.

The article is here,
You can see more article at talenthouse.

Mr.Jones is my most favourite designer, I was really impressed by his exhibition in Tokyo at 10 corso commo    in 2006 and I sometimes look at the poster to remind the exciting feeling at his exhibition. It was unusual hat world - ready to wear to houte couture, all are really fascinatingly beautiful.
So..Mr.Jones saw my hat and my name is on the shortlist,is one of my dreams came true!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Photo shooting at a collage studio

he is a photographer of a book called" Yarn bombing"( , he selected my hats for his collage project.(Thanks Jeff!)
I went a studio at his school with my hats, there are other two students photographers and I had a fun to see each person's shooting style.

Thinking about their lighting.

Make up artist is styling model's hair.

The photos will be uploded on my etsystore soon! 

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Lady bug

The lady bug finished metamorphose and he turned into shiny red coloured lady bug!
He often disappeared to fly but he returns the end of the day.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

My hat is in a competition,
"Design for Stephen Jones"
Featured partner with Vogue.
Please vote from here!

A snow cap, cute mountain hat. more detail is here.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Sunday lunch

We had a Sunday lunch at Peckinpah in Gastown.
The peckinpah is a cozy barbecue house.

Unique themed interiors.

Look at this shiny bun!
The bread tasted sweet and was perfect for the BBQ.
I had a chicken, they had separate sause in a bottle, I could put the sause as much as I want.

It was messy Sunday lunch, was taste good!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Aphid eater - Lady bug

I have a balcony garden.
Some of plants got aphids and I was worried about them, because they are bad for plants.I heard lady bug's lava eats them then I wished that lady bugs come on my balcony.
One day I found two ladybugs, then after a while, I found two lady bug's larvaes.
They ate a lot of aphids and now one of them metamorphoses.
Now the plants got aphids again, hope lady bugs bring more friends.

He just through away his black shell.

He became almost a lady bug, there are black dots.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Things about beer

Beer Glasses Letterpress Pub Coasters

6 Groomsmen Beer Mugs

Vintage French Advertisements Poster

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Stubby bottle

The other day, I was at a beer store's casher to buy a pack of redstripe beer, somebody behind me told me about "stubby bottle".
She said that the "stubby bottle"  was popular in 70s, now they are not common and the style is sort of nostalgic.

According to wikipedia,

" A short glass bottle used for beer is generally called a stubby. Shorter and flatter than standard bottles, stubbies pack into a smaller space for transporting. The bottles are sometimes made with thick glass so that the bottle can be cleaned and reused before being recycled
Stubbies are used extensively in Europe, and were used almost exclusively in Canada from 1962 to 1986 as part of a standardization effort intended to reduce breakage, and the cost of sorting bottles when they were returned by customers. Due to their nostalgic value, stubbies were reintroduced by a number of Canadian craft brewers in the early 2000s. In the U.S., stubbies have generally fallen out of favour, with only a few brands still using them such as the Session Lager by theFull Sail Brewing Company, and Red Stripe, a Jamaican brand import.

 (I short cut some sentences from actual article)

Here's some images of retro bottles -  they look interesting.

Do you think I talked about beer so often?
Yes, I love beer!