Sunday, June 30, 2013

The summer is beautiful

I went long bike ride as usuall-actually today's shorter around two hours.
What I like is, I can enjoy forest and ocean at once.
Smell of berry bush and trees, sea breeze..such treats.

Anyways here is an update for Tomoko Tahara ; aka hat designer/artist.
My works will show up at a gallery in NY.
*It will be digital exhibition.

The exhibition will be hosted in New York City at:
See | Exhibition Space 
Opening : July 25, 2013 
7p through 11p
It will be on view through September 10, 2013

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Baby shower

I've attended baby shower only two times in my life.(the event isn't common in Japan)
Today was the second time, it was a big one, lots of balloon and gifts, cute treats, beautifully decorated the tables..

Kids were playing around, I think every kids are artists - their characters are so bold.
There's full of love at the party and wish the mom safely give birth her baby.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Bike cruising

I took bike ride for three hours today.
Biking through ocean and forest was so nice and I couldn't stop to ride.
..after an hour +half, I realized that I was tired and decided to go back home.
In a way to home, I saw an outside event at heritage square in the West end.
There's some vintage stuff seller and I bought two items.
One is an ants embroidered cloth and other is a cook book in 1898!
I want to compare the difference of cooking in 18century and nowadays.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Grand hotel show

Grand hotel show :
By Ace hotel + Vancouver art gallery
It is all about interesting hotels, architecture to philosophy, subculture..

I didn't know the imperial hotel in Tokyo was such a great design before the earthquake in 1923, also was inspired by Scandinavian architect Jacobsen's artisan spirit.He designed everything- keyhole to how does the building look with the sky.
Anyways the show was really stylish, highly recommend.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Preparing for summer

My vice is buying shoes.
Once I saw this pair at a thrift store, I couldn't help to try them, and they perfectly fit..why don't I buy them!
Pineapple and watermelon, super eccentric motif on the shoes.
Yes, I decided to buy them instantly when they fit on my feet.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Soba making

I bought a bag of buckwheat..

..and tried to make soba.
It was my first time to try and I didn't know what is the key point to make it as good.

The point was Uchiko(flour).When you roll out the dough, you must need a lot of flour on it.
It will help not to stick the flatten dough when you cut it.
This photo looks succeed but the thickness of soba wasn't good enough to me - 
next time will be better.