I’m so glad I had to bring a big box (for my softies) to Hong Kong because I was able to add a few more things in to it on the way back :-)
I was really happy to find some very cute Monchichi at the APM (couldn’t find any here in Australia for a reasonable price) – and a Matroyshka Hello Kitty!
I also stumbled across some gorgeous stationery from a Korean company called Jetoy. I picked up a business card holder (on the cover is a cat dressed as Snow White :-)) and a mini-notebook (filled with gorgeous pages inside):
Plus a really sweet tote bag:
The APM were so generous and gifted me with some really lovely things. Firstly, a box of Godiva chocolates:
Also a candy container (filled with Gummies) designed by one of my favourite artists, Yoshimoto Nara:
They also gave me a souvenir show bag filled with these amazing goodies: a monthly calendar, notebook and wrtistlet all featuring the work of Japanese designer/stylist Kumiko Iijima (whose work was also on display – can’t seem to find a website though):
Must admit that APM really spoiled me with these goodies!
When we got home, I also received a package I had almost forgot about. Last month, there was the Plush You show held by Schmancy. One particular softie captured my heart and when it went on sale, I promptly made the purchase.
How gorgeous is he?! He is handmade by Sayaki Imai (no website unfortunately) and I wish you could see it in person. He is a mix of fake fur, cotton, wool, felt and suiting. The craftsmanship is stunning and I can only hope I can achieve the same level of craftsmanship and creativity with my softies that Sayaki obviously has in truck loads.
I have posted all of the photos from the HK show and more photos of the goodies here.
I’d like to wish you all a very happy Christmas with your loved ones, and a safe and exciting 2009. Hope to be back here in the New Year. Thank you for all your encouragement and support this year – it has touched our hearts more than words can express :-)