Visited HUB Islington

Currently Kyoko moved to London from Tokyo for few years plan and just started to find better place to work than home.

Yesterday, Kyoko visited HUB Islington with Lucinda (Collaboration designer for Folded Paper and Stripe series) at 3 min walk from Angel station.

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What’s HUB?

The HUB is home to a friendly and dynamic community of social entrepreneurs and innovative start-ups. Now a global movement with over 30 co-working spaces and 5,000 members across five continents, HUB Islington is where it all began.

It was nice friendly atmosphere yet very innovative, challenging place for co-workers.

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We also visited British textile designer Tamasyn Gambell
Studio at Cockpit Yard, Clerkenwell to select cushions for Kyoko’s new house. Her textiles are all handmade in U.K and the patterns are beautiful.

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Along the way from her studio to Angel, we found cool stationery shop called Present & Correct

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We had nice chat for next launch furoshiki design (2014 Winter) at London’s hidden cafe and streets.

Leather shop in Nippori, Tokyo

I went to my FAVORITE leather shop at Tokyo’s biggest fabric town, “Nippori ” to find new leather sample for furoshiki strap. This fabulous shop has started more than 30 years ago.  Shop is very small, but their customers are coming from all over Japan and sometimes making order-made costume for actress/singers. Their advice is friendly, kind, and encourage me a lot.
We will launch new colour of strap in the middle of November!
大好きな街、日暮里にある小さな革屋さんにて。
只今ストラップのサンプルレザーを依頼中。
11月半ばに、新色登場予定!

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Presentation at PechaKucha Night #94

When Hannah was traveling in Tokyo in July, we decided to have presentation at PechaKucha Night #94 in Tokyo.

PechaKucha Night was devised in Tokyo in February 2003 as an event for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public. Presentation format that is based on a simple idea: 20 images x 20 seconds.

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You can listen full presentation with 20 images x 20 seconds by Kyoko and Hannah for our Furoshiki work. (Japanese/English)