Friday, April 17, 2015

Photo Garland Workshop

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Hello Sandwiches!

I'll be hosting a Photo Garland Workshop in Shinjuku on 21st April from 14:30 - 16:30.

In this workshop we will use Martha Stewart Craft punches and cute patterned papers to make a hanging garland to display some of your favourite photographs. The garland is made up of small pockets that hold your photographs, so you can change and update your photographs as you wish.


All materials are provided.

If you would like to come along, please send me an email to reserve your spot. hellosandwichblog (at) gmail (dot) com.

Location: 2-19-1 Shinjuku BYGS Building 7th floor (Exit C8 Shinjuku)

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サンプルがたくさん載っているMartha Stewart Craftブログもぜひご覧くださいね♪
 4月 21日(火曜) 14:30~16:30

お申込みは、Wilton Class Shinjukuへ
 TEL 03-5368-2440 (OPEN 10:00~19:00・土日10:00~17:00)
 月~金曜:10:00~19:00 (Lesson10:30~21:00)
 日曜:10:00~17:00 (Lesson10:30~16:30) 
都営新宿線「新宿三丁目」駅すぐ C8出口直結
東京メトロ丸ノ内線・副都心線「新宿三丁目」駅徒歩4分 C8出口直結

Hope to see you there!

Love Love
Hello Sandwich xoxo

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Ohayou Craft at Commune Gallery!

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Hello Sandwiches!

I have a workshop coming up at Commune Gallery! I hope you can come along. It's called 'ohayou craft'. Let's start the day together with a nice cup of coffee and cake and make craft! We will be using Martha Stewart craft punches and cute papers to each make a hanging letter file holder.

Hello Sandwich(Ebony Bizys)さんのWorkshopを再びここcommuneで開催します。 


Date : 2015. 4. 28 (TUE)
Start : 11:30〜13:30

Fee : ¥3,000(要予約)(includes all materials, cake and drink)
Capacity: 8 people (空席あり) (Four spots left)

Location : commune - gallery/cafe/shop -
世田谷区代田5-28-3 1F

【ご予約 // reservation】
mail: hellosandwichblog (at) gmail (dot) com

Hope you can come along!

Love Love

Hello Sandwich

Monday, April 13, 2015

ハロー花やしき!Hello Hanayashiki Nagoya exhibition!

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You guys! Helloooooooo!

I'm just back from Nagoya where I installed my 'Hello Hanayashiki' solo show and hosted a workshop. Two of my best friends came down to Nagoya with me which was such a special treat!

Here are some pics from the last few days.

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On reading cuties!

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Yoshitaka-san putting the final touches on the installation.

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We also displayed some of my Hanayashiki photos in the bookshop space, too.

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On reading is in the cutest building. I wish I could live there. This door - I die!

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I hosted two collage workshops in the gallery on Saturday. I haven't had so much fun at a workshop for a longggggg time. It was basically a 'crafternoon' with cute new friends. We chatted away, drank tea, showed each other our work on instagram, talked about our favourite artists. One of the workshop participants told me her uni lecturer was SUGITO HIROSHI! My all time favourite artist! I couldn't believe it. In a very un-Japanese / very Australian humor fashion (or is it just me?) I tried to get her set me up with him ha ha.

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Cuties reading my Japanese craft book.

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So. Much. Cuteness.

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The way things looked after the workshop.

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These craft kits are on sale at the gallery for ¥1000. I think it might be possible to order them through the gallery if you would like one!

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On reading is the place to be on the weekends in Nagoya!

There are so many great memories from the Nagoya trip that I want to share with you over the next little while. Hotel room shenanigans. Riding suitcases in empty underground shopping malls. BBQ's at Lullatones house! I DIE! Trips to the zoo with Lullatone. Dinners at friends-of-friends cafes...

Can't wait to share it all with you!

In the time being, if you're in Nagoya, please pop by On Reading to check out the beautiful books, and my little show which is up until 20th April.

Love Love
Hello Sandwich

Friday, March 27, 2015

Oh So Pretty Envelope Video!

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Hello Sandwiches!

Duncan-san and I just made a new craft video!

I've also started a new Hello Sandwich x Martha Stewart blog over here.

If you're in Tokyo, these are some upcoming dates for Hello Sandwich x Martha Stewart Crafts workshops (more details to follow)

21st April - Shinjuku Wilton Center
23rd April - Japan Hobby Show
24th April - Japan Hobby Show
25th April - Japan Hobby Show

4/23 (木)
4/24 (金)
4/25 (土)

10:30 - 11:15
11:45 - 12:30
13:00 - 13:45

6 名

28th April - Commune Gallery

Annnnnnd, I'll also be hosting two workshops in Nagoya to coincide with my new exhibition 'ハロー花やしき' on 11th April. Please come along if you can! Details are over here.

【ハロー花やしきコラージュワークショップ with Hello Sandwich】
日時:4月11日(土) ①10:00~12:00  ②13:00~15:00
料金:2,000円 定員:各回6名

Hope you're all enjoying this nice spring weather. Hanami is just around the corner!

Love Love
Hello Sandwich

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Hanayashi Exhibition

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Hello Sandwiches!

If you remember this post, you'll know I've been in love with Japan's oldest amusement park, Hanayashiki, for a while.

I went back the other day in the rain with Luke and perhaps it was the way the colours seemed to glow in the rain, or the way the spooky rain-induced emptiness made the entire experience even more surreal, but it was even better than I remembered.

I'm working on a series of photos, drawings and paper collage works for my next exhibition at On Reading Gallery in Nagoya.

The exhibition runs from 8th - 20th April, and I'll be hosting a workshop on Saturday 11th. Hope you can come along!

Here are a few pics for you in case you can't make it.

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If you have the chance, please enjoy a day at Hanayashiki and soak in all it's retro-ness!

Love Love
Hello Sandwich

Monday, March 2, 2015

Hello Sandwich Turns 6 Today!

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You guys, Hello Sandwich turns 6 today!

Thank you so much for sticking around and reading and commenting and liking photos and just generally being so awesome and supportive!!!

At the start of the year I received some gorgeous emails from readers saying how much they enjoyed the blog. It was absolutely heartwarming. From the bottom of my heart, thank you all so much for visiting this little spot on the internets.

Love you guys!

Love Sandwich

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Lately in Tokyo (January and February 2015)

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Hello Sandwiches!

Have you had a nice start to the year? I love January and February in Tokyo. Nice and cold. Spots of snow. Hot wine. Heated train seats. Spiced apple cider. Brushing my teeth with water from the hot water tap. Wearing hokkairo. Pompom gloves. I don't want this weather to end.

Here are a few pics from the last little while.

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Hanging out at Matt's fancy apartment playing records, plane spotting and making ham and cheese toasted rye sandwiches (with the fancy depachika stuff).

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Walks to Tomigaya with this guy and our cheeky chu-hi roadies.

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Some research for my new Tokyo Guide.

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So many of the props from my new book came from this little Shimokita treasure trove.

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Winter light, you're the prettiest.

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A good day for it.

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Lunch break in Gakugeidaigaku with Duncan.

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Detour on my morning nature walk with Gracie.

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And we got some beautiful snow again this February.

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One of the many reasons why I can not possibly ever leave this country. Love heart postage stamps? Stop it!

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Mornings spent letter writing. This patchwork card perforates into puzzle-like pieces.
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An adorable reply letter from Yuzuko-chan.

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Moto-chan's kanpai birthday drinks in her shop after closing hours. Takuya-san! You've outdone yourself with the amazing sangri, yet again. Akadama 4LYF!

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A hungover winter picnic with Luke. And nikuman to aid in hangover recovery.

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Walks in Shinjuku gyoen with Luke.

L: "That's the scene from my business card"

E: "How were you sitting when you painted that?"

L: "Let me demonstrate"

L: "I should host tours here"
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Oh, Japan!

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THIS is mushroom packaging in Japan. I mean, c'mon!
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Hello Sandwich + Tiny Sandwich. 'It's Sandwich Magic'.

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Grace took me to this fantastic new place for lunch. All good research for the new Tokyo Guide.

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Another cafe Grace showed me many, many moons ago. This is always my go-to comfort food place.

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My cousin was in town recently. Took him to lunch in Shibuya. This was the view.
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Bisaiji-san. Love this girl. She wears handmade mushroom earring.

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I bought one of the said handmade mushroom earrings.

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Mami-chan and I participated in Bisaiji-san's 'Eclair decoration' workshop. Such happy colours.

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Bisaiji-san found this edible black hair like Chinese ingredient that she suggested would look 'grotesque' when applied. Ha ha.

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Mami-chan and I also popped into Yumi Kitagishi-san's beautiful exhibition at galerie doux dimanche. When I win the lottery, or get a TV deal, the first thing I'm buying is one of her works.

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Her latest work features mini original stamps.
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Luke and I headed to Commune gallery to see Tetsuya Yamakawa-san's ridiculously beautiful photography exhibition.

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And although it only lasted a couple of days this time, Luke and I re-started a drawing-a-day based on a random kanji. Above: onion and below: Accumulate / pile up (books).

I am, and forever will be a 'tsundoku' hito.

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Cherry blossom season is around the corner, Sandwiches.

Hope you're staying warm until then.

Love Love
Hello Sandwich