Zakka 81: January 2012

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Valentine's day ideas♥



Do yo celebrate Valentine's day?
I picked up few Valentine's day ideas from everywhere and want to share with you ♥

At first, decorations!
1: Crayon heart - from Martha Stewart You can find more Valentine's day craft from her site. This is my favorite and I'll definitely try this!

2:Paper rose - from Mon carnet blogLook at this!! One gorgeous HUGE paper rose!! This will surprised your partner, sure it will!

3: V'day nailVery cute! I have to try this!!

Now, Valentine's food!!
4: French toast with stewed berriesSeriously cute!! Great idea for breakfast in bed. Very simple but very effective!

5: Sweet heart cupcakes - from Glorious TreatsThis is an another pretty idea!! You can make your favorite cupcake and fill with the pink cherry frosting!

6: Cherry chocolate kisses - from The curvy CarrotThe combination of cherry and chocolate are always my favorite! It's not heart shape but lovely pink!! it use maraschino cherries to make pink, very clever!!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

New Arrivals!!


We got a lots of new novelty stationeries☆

1: Japanese wedding sticker set - 2 Different design
Japanese themed wedding embellishments 3D stickers, including a kimono for the Bride and a hakama (Men’s kimono) for the Groom. It's great idea for the card making and scrapbooking!!
Check from here... set A or set B

2: Decorative sticky paper tape - 3 different design
It's a unique sticky tape for scrap booking or card making (of course for any other crafts!)
 Check from here... Branch or pink and ivory lace or nightscape

3: Mini Card - 2 different design
A beautiful dye-cut corner, business card size blank card. Just need few words to tell your feeling.
Check from here... Sakura (Cherry blossom) or Camellia

4: Index label sticker - 4 different design
“These lovely labels show you where they are." It's very cute way to put index mark for your books or notes or maybe for some other way!
Check from here... Camera or Black and white animals or Deer or Jave Sparrow

5: 3 pockets clear folder - A4 size - 3 different design
A4 size is a very useful normal size to keep your documents or letters!!
Check from here... Pink doily or Alpaca or Birds

6: 3 pockets clear folder - A5 size - 3 different design
A5 size is a nice handy size to put into your bag!!
Check from here... Birds or Alpaca or City skyline

7: 3 pockets clear folder - A5 size - 3 different design
A6 size is a smallest folder. You can keep all your scrap pages, or stamps etc...
Check from here... Birds or pink doily or Sugar forest or Zoo

8: Stipee - 4 different design
Stipee as a range of small clear bookmarks that stick on and peel off your pages. It's a very creative, unique way to book mark into your note or book!!
Check from here... Cinderella or Little red ridding hood or Alice in wonderland 01 or 02

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Pin it!! whatever you like!

How do you keep your favorite photos or recipes or great tips through the web? add it into your bookmarks??
How about put it all into virtual pinboard called " pinterest "!!

Be careful, it's totally addicted!!!
You can pin it almost everything. It's make me feel like "I don't know about this world much!"
So many things to discover... just love this virtual pinboard!

You can share your favorite things with others, also you can see so many different beautiful, funny things through the others. I know many people using this for self-promotion, but please don't be spammy...I already made 9 pinbords and pinned 273 things!! If you already have account, please follow me and let me follow you!
http://pinterest.com/raycious
Happy pinning!! :D

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Japanese artist Riusuke Fukahori

Do you think this is a photographic? No, you are wrong!!
Japanese artist Riusuke Fukahori, making most breath taking 3D art.He paints the goldfish by using acrylic paint on layers of clear resin, meticulously adding layer upon layer to give the paintings an amazing sense of depth. The result is an image so breathtakingly detailed that we could only think these were real goldfish suspended in time.
Wow....I never seen like this art before and I really love it!

And you MUST see this video! This video gives you a glimpse of his amazing painting process.
You tube --->> "Goldfish Salvation" Riusuke Fukahori"I can't believe this is not a real goldfish still now!!

Photos from Frickr --->>
Goldfish Salvation at ICN

Sunday, January 15, 2012

The art of cakes


I think you know him already , but I just found his brilliant cakes!!
I really want one of them for my wedding! but his shop is in New York, no chance... even if I got chance how much do I need to pay?! Oh, it's say "Our minimum order is $500. Novelty and sculpted cakes usually start at $1,500. For the wedding cakes that start at $15 per person and the smallest tired wedding cake requires a minimum of 50 servings"
$15 for the piece of cake but I'm sure there is no disappointment!!

Check his homepage or Facebook for more his amazing works!!
Ron Ben-Israel, his shop is in New York.
Can you believe it? it's ALL eatable! Yes, ALL!!!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Coming of Age Day

The second Monday of January (it was 9th on this year) is a big event for young Japanese!
=The girls from Japanese idol group "AKB48"=

All young adults who turned or will turn 20 between April 2 of the previous year and April 1 of the current one and who maintain residency in the area are invited to attend. Government officials give speeches, and small presents are handed out to the newly recognized adults. So they can start drinking alcohol (officially), smoking (I mean cigaret) and they got the right to vote.

The ceremony is boring but some place like Urayasu (the place has Tokyo Disney Land) is a luck one!!See the Micky is coming for celebrate with them!!

Many women celebrate this day by wearing kimono with long sleeves that drape down, this kimono is for unmarried women, you can't wear this special long sleeves kimono once you get married. (You need to cut these long sleeves)
Boys wear kimono as well, but many boys are choose to wear a suit.
=men's kimono "Montsuki-hakama"=

I really want to wear these beautiful, gorgeous kimono once again!!


Saturday, January 7, 2012

The Queen of polka dots

Do you know Yayoi Kusama?
She is a Japanese artist whose paintings, collages, soft sculptures, performance art and environmental installations all share an obsession with repetition, pattern, and accumulation. (She has described herself as an "obsessive artist".) Her art is characterized by polka dots.

"...a polka-dot has the form of the sun, which is a symbol of the energy of the whole world and our living life, and also the form of the moon, which is calm. Round, soft, colorful, senseless and unknowing. Polka-dots become movement... Polka dots are a way to infinity."

And look what she did!! This is at the Queensland Art Gallery, simply give thousands of colored dot stickers to the kids who visit here. What a fun!!

Images from COLOSSAL
Don't try this in your house ;)

Yayoi Kusama’s "Look Now, See Forever" exhibition that runs through March 12 at the Queensland Art Gallery.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Year !!

Happy New Year to all ☆

I re-start my blog AGAIN! I have not update any post for long time. I'm sorry...
I had a very hard time on last two years. Especially I lost my mum on last July (in Japan) It made me stop everything. She fought to live for two years, bravely...(miss you and love you so much,mum!)

Anyway, I have to move on and I decided to start my own business. I always wanted to have own kind of interior shop since when I was a girl (of course NOT dreaming about the online shop at that days) I made online shop called zakka 81. "ZAKKA" meaning nick knack things in Japanese and "81" is the country number of Japan. I'm selling my hand made products and imported products from Japan.



This blog was used to be a my etsy shop(raycious) blog. But now this blog for "zakka 81"
Pleased to meet you guys!! I will try to update some interesting things as much as I can ;)

*I will be back on etsy soon or later, but at the moment, PLEASE let me concentrate on building my web site!
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