MOLLIE MAKES MEET: HELLO SANDWICH, 2013
'To see what everyday Japan is really like, this ex-pat should be on your blog reader. Mollie Makes catches up with Ebony Bizys of Hello Sandwich.
Once Deputy Art Director at Vogue Living, Hello Sandwich now runs regular classes in Tokyo, making all manner of pretty things – from fabric book covers (adorned with pom-poms) to handmade letter writing sets and envelopes. We popped along to her Photo Collage Workshop for a chat.
What first drew you to Japan?
Before I moved here in 2010, I’d been to Tokyo nine times on holiday! I thought it would be cheaper to just move over. I’ve always had a fascination with the creative culture in Japan, which started when I saw a book on Tokyo street fashion.
What are your top three craft shops in Tokyo?
Tools and Sekaido in Shinjuku for stationery and art supplies. Tokyu Hands is my one-stop shop for masking tape, envelopes and stickers.
What are your favourite blogs at the moment?
send more mail, Design Love Fest and Oh Happy Day.
Where do you get your inspiration?
Everywhere. Blogs, magazines, books, packaging, cafés, shops, galleries… Being a foreigner in Japan, everything is fresh and a great source of inspiration.'