The mook I designed for Japanese company Editions de Paris is now on sale! It's a lovely collection of cute and colourful Paris interiors. It was so much fun working on. You can pick it up in the 'mook' section in bookshops and newsagents in Japan. I hope you'll enjoy it!
Hello mt tape lovers!!! Oh My Goodness this is exciting! You can now cover your walls in mt tape!
Japanese wallpaper, soft furnishing and flooring company Sincol has teamed up with Japanese washi masking tape company mt to release a beautiful range of giant wall masking tapes for interior use. The range comes in both plain colours and patterns in both 15cm and 30cm width rolls. So exciting!
Here are a few pics I took at the Sincol x mt booth at the Stationery Fair earlier this week.
Oh, and by the way, how cute is mt's new stamp tape!
I've always loved seeing the creative workspaces of others! Kit just did a lovely post about inspiring studio spaces. Wouldn't it be lovely to have a work space like these!
My work space is quite mini-me Tokyo size, but the lovely team at Nylon Korea Magazine have featured it in their new issue (top workspace above).
This is the English translation:
1.Introduce yourself please (your name and occupation)
Hello. My name is Ebony Bizys and I am Tokyo based freelance graphic (print and book) designer. I also run a blog called Hello Sandwich
2.What do you do very first when you seat in front of your desk?
I always make myself a coffee from my espresso machine and turn on my Macbook pro to check my emails and some favourite blogs.
3.How long do you spend your time on the desk per a day?
Eeep! I usually spend quite a long time, about 12 hours.
4.What do you work on the desk?
I work on freelance graphic design, writing my blog, making zines, emailing, drawing, collaging, reading magazines, scrapbooking, writing letters and chatting on skype. My desk is also where I dispatch all of my Hello Sandwich Zine orders.
5.Two things that must be on your desk.
My laptop, and some cute masking tape. I also love to have fresh flowers if I can, to keep me inspired.
6.Favorite stationery brand
Pho, Rice paper rolls, curry, donburi, pizza, coffee and sweets. Add a super cute retro and pop style interior and you have 食堂ミタケ・オアシン (Mitake Oashin) cafe in Yutenji. A little bit asian, a little bit western and just the right amount hippy, this is one cosy little cafe to relax away the afternoon. Have fun spotting adorable nostalgic retro items like a crochet fan cover, a baby pink ukulele with folk embroidery strap, and for those with impressive Japanese, you can read some retro poi manga. For those who love granny square blankets this place is basically heaven for you. Mismatched retro tea cup and saucer sets are all the rage here too.
Take my favourite train line, the Toyoko line to Yutenji and pop out at the Higashi (east) exit. Turn down the street on your right - and follow the street alongside train tracks about 3 minutes until you hit a small t-intersection, and there you will find 食堂ミタケ・オアシン cafe. (Map here - Japanese only)
(There are more cute cafes like this in my Hello Sandwich Tokyo Guide Zine)