February 7, 2012

Charming Everyday Things

Last week our little group of Swedish-Amercian, Jewish-American, a Japanese-American and Swiss-American explorers took off to uncover some Japanese customs and savours.

We started out at the Bastille Design Center in the 11th arrondissment. Our curiosity had been peaked by an exhibition called: Made in Japan - 365 days of Charming Everyday Things

This concept on the move had set up temporarily in a former hardware warehouse which in itself was worth visiting.

On three levels, 365 objects were presented and offered thanks to an exceptional scenography. We discovered the charms of Japan. Learned about objects, that convey the practical sense, the know-how and good Japanese taste. From the book mark to the bike, from a cup to a stool, from a sock to a plaid, from toothpicks to a cast iron pot… these objects are practical, simple, charming and unusual.

365 objects like 365 days in the year, so 365 possibilities of finding exactly what you want! From 2,5 € to 2000 €.

Where to start?

Fascinating set-up

2012 - The Year of the Dragon

July 1st stationary - The official climbing season of Mount Fuji is from July 1 to the end of August. 

A cloth to enrobe a Kimono and carry it to the event where helpers will assist you getting dressed

Sewing kit - adorable

Bowls made of colourful ribbon 

Paper gift cases

Wait - this in as Italian as it gets - a mosquito burner!
You never know what two cultures might have in common...

Our enchanted morning was concluded by a delicious Japanese meal.

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