Archive for July, 2011

A Folder for Winners

Back in the day, Pee-Chee folders were the No. 1 way to carry around loose paper. They were cheap, full of pockets and contained useful information about the weights and measurements. They didn’t last long, but at less than $1 each it was easy to replace them on a whim.

In 2011, we’ve come a long way from paper folders. Now it’s all about leather:

You gotta love its look: simple, sleek and full of cute pockets. Quatro Gats is an expert leather craftmaker and their designs are one of a kind. The folder works either as a book cover or as a place to stuff all your awesome stationary goods when you’re on the go.

They come in an assortment of cute color combinations that bring out school spirit anywhere. Even in the working world, it’s the kind of folder that’ll impress employers at job interviews as you take out your awe-inspiring resume. You’ll amaze them with your keen sense of style. You might even get the job!

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July 26, 2011 at 2:34 pm Leave a comment

Dust Bunnies Beware!

If you’re not multitasking right now, consider yourself behind the times. As I type, I’m IMing friends and painting my toenails. I consider myself a success case because I’ve yet to spill polish on my keyboard, nor have I accidentally begun typing this blog into a friend’s chat box.

There’s no end to multitasking. Try grabbing some orange juice from the fridge while mopping the floor. It’s easy if you have a pair of these mop slippers ($17.50).

They’re made of the same microfiber material used to dust your shelves, and they’re flexible enough to work your pretty little phalanges across narrow pathways. A selection of six different pastel colors will keep your feet bright even when they’re covered in soot. So go ahead and dance across the linoleum — you’re doing it some good.

For their next product line, I’d like to see some yard-work foot gear. I need me a good pair of lawnmower-strapped sandals.

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July 19, 2011 at 11:12 am Leave a comment

His and Her USBs

The best gifts are ones that actually come in handy. Useless gifts collect dust in the corner of the room until your next trip to the Salvation Army. Useless gifts mainly come from wedding receptions: Mini bamboo trees, decorative paper weights, a bottle of bubbles… I’m sure they seemed like a great ideas in the beginning, but then again so does posing with a parasol on a Greek pillar.

Whenever that day of holy matrimony arrives, why not give your guests a cheesy party favor they can put to good use: a his and her USB flash drive.

Each stick holds up to 2GB worth of music, photos, or whatever you like carrying in your back pocket. They come either Japanese or Western-clothed, and with its rubbery shell you can bounce your bride/groom off walls – just like in a real marriage!

One setback is that this newlywed couple does not come cheap. Two sticks are 5,800 yen, or $72 with the current exchange rate. If you decide to get them, consider a prenup. It’ll spare you the headache later on. v(^_<)

Himawari

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July 13, 2011 at 11:24 am 2 comments

Juichimen-Kannon, the Goddess of Mercy

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Buddhist statues are somewhat of an obsession for artist Kenji Notani. In particular, it was the eleven-headed bodhisattva (Juichimen-Kannon) that caught his eye at a temple one day in Nara City. He took out a sketch book, began drawing — and hasn’t stopped since.

This particular bodhisattva is the Goddess of Mercy whose job is to save each one of us from suffering and anguish. Human suffering was so immense that she split her head into 11 parts to absorb it all. Japanizmo is proud to feature Notani’s work in our RiseUp Japan collection because it is our sincere wish that the Goddess of Mercy would extend her good graces on the people of Northern Japan.

This heavy-weight, high-quality cotton T-shirt comes in a choice of 16 different colors ($25.99). It’s also available in organic tees ($28.99) and form-fitting tees especially for women ($27.99).

A gifted animation artist, Notani has worked at Sanrio Co. and Nickelodeon Animation Studios during his long career, undoubtedly drawing an array of cutesy images. But it’s the image of Buddhist gods — in its serenity and solemn splendor — that has truly captured his heart. Notani hopes the gods will capture your heart as well.

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July 6, 2011 at 11:27 am Leave a comment


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