2015.06.29 (mon)

Borseggi’s handmade notebook, Milano

Borseggi works with a community of disabled persons, who make hand-made notebooks covered in beautiful Italian paper. This time, they used SHIMA-SHIMA fabric, adding a ribbon-tie to secure the book.

Dimensions: 15 x 10.5 x 1 cm

Click below to see photos of how the notebooks are made:

http://www.piamartaservizi.it/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=90&Itemid=209

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Kyoko
Milano, June 29, 2015

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2015.06.29 (mon)

Borseggi Event at Serra, Milano

May 10th was a warm and sunny Sunday, and Borseggi participated in an outdoor event at Serra Comunitaria, in the Naviglio area of Milano. There were various organisations that offered foods, plants, paintings, textile-printing activities, as well as live music.

Borseggi sold hand-sewn bags and aprons, that were made by inmates at Opera Prison in Milano. Included in their collection were bags made of SHIMA-SHIMA fabric that Kokura Creation had donated.

beautiful photo stream of Borseggi products, SHIMA-SHIMA products appear toward the bottom:

https://www.facebook.com/borseggi/photos_stream

Kyoko
Milano, May 10, 2015

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Bagatti Valsecchi~ Fuori Orticola Event

On May 9th, Bagatti Valsecchi Museum hosted the Fuori Orticola event, with EXPO Chef-Ambassador Davide Oldani, who spoke about how to use fresh herbs. Borseggi provided hand-sewn bags filled with herb plants. The beautiful 19th century salon was filled with visitors who were interested in learning about Chef Oldani’s thoughts on cooking. In particular, all were surprised to learn that one should use plain water to prepare risotto, not broth !

After the session, everyone wandered around the grand house-museum, to admire the beautiful rooms which have been open to the public since 1994.

http://museobagattivalsecchi.org/it/evento/206/fuori_orticola_.html

Kyoko
Milano, May 09, 2015

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Bagatti Valsecchi Museum is located just off Monte Napoleone

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Borseggi bags willed with fresh herbs

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Prosecco bags

I decided to design some bags that could be used to carry prosecco bottles. Made of sturdy denim, with pockets in SHIMA-SHIMA fabric, they are perfect for the summer picnics in the countryside.

Of course, they are quite versatile, and can be used as casual shoulder town-bags.

Kyoko
Milano, May 09, 2015

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2015.06.29 (mon)

Japan Event at Costruzioni, Pavia

On April 23, Costruzioni invited their customers to an event which presented a collection of items inspired by Marina’s trip to Tokyo the previous month, for the Isetan show.

The owners of Costruzioni, Marina and Alida, have continued to delight their customers with original and fascinating items for home decoration and fashion. For the Isetan show, they created a collection of wonderful clothing and accessories.

Costruzioni Shop
Corso Garibaldi 5/E
Pavia, Italy

Telephone: 0382 304728

costruzioni :

https://www.facebook.com/CostruzioniIdeeDesign

Kyoko
Milano, April 23, 2015

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Davide, a cook-friend, prepared the round sushi and onigiri

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Kyoko’s oshizushi

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Marisa, creator of hand-crocheted bags and small objects that were shown at Isetan

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Marina, together with Alida (not pictured), creates the most extraordinary events !

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Salone del Mobile 2015, Milano

This year’s Salone del Mobile took place from April 14 ~ 19. In order to prepare for a grand project next year, SHIMA-SHIMA did not participate this year.

Here are some photos from this year’s Salone, many locations continued to coincide with the first weeks of EXPO 2015.

Kyoko
Milano, April 14, 2015

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at Rossana Orlandi

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at Cascina Cuccagna

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at Cascina Cuccagna

2015.06.29 (mon)

L’Acquarello custom-order lampshades, Milano

There are many artisans in Italy, who take on custom orders. One such person is Paola Gianni, who creates custom-order lampshades. She had made the prototypes for the fabric elements of the G x L lamps, which were shown at Isetan. Her studio is filled with wire frames, tape, braid, fabric and even fur.

The G x L lamps have 3 separate sections; fabric stretched over a wire frame to the left, acrylic frame covered with Japanese Mino paper in the center, and a wooden box to the right. Paola had the wire frames made in precise dimensions, then stretched the fabric over the frame. Each section was made by different craftspersons, who have had years of experience, and the results were excellent.

L’Acquarello
Piazza Risorgimento 6
20129 Milano, Italy

Telephone: 02-794593

Kyoko
Milano, February 21, 2015

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SHIMA-SHIMA New Scene Show at Isetan Tokyo

Isetan Department Store in Tokyo held a 2-week event, “SHIMA-SHIMA New Scene Show”, from March 25 ~ April 7. Featured in a beautiful space were many new SHIMA-SHIMA products, as well as items designed by the following creators:

Hans Wegner, PP Mobler, Copenhagen, Denmark ~ Circle Chair
Idem, Paris, France ~ fine-art prints
Hizume Nobuki, Paris, France ~ hats
G x L, Milano, Italy ~ lamps
kyoko, Milano, Italy ~ fashion and cushions
Mosaicodigitale, Bari, Italy ~ custom tiles
Costruzioni, Pavia, Italy ~ fashion
Laboratorio Capri, Capri, Italy ~ fashion
Tendo Mokko, Japan ~ furniture
Imabari, Japan ~ towels
Mino, Japan ~ paper

The Italian participants from Costruzioni and Laboratorio Capri had traveled to Tokyo for this event, helping to make the show quite special. We were pleased to see that our show was well received by visitors.

Kyoko
Tokyo, March 25, 2015

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left: Hans Wegner “Circle Chair”, PP Mobler
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top: Idem fine-art prints
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G x L : lamps in fabric, LED and wood

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kyoko x SHIMA-SHIMA : jacket and skirt

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cushions and bags