Design bloggers recently went gaga over these crayola-colored Japanese masking tapes. They have a weird allure, although I can’t think of a practical use for them (using them like regular masking tape seems like sacrilege).
The above photos come from seller Happy Tape (also on Etsy); you can also buy rolls at WendyStory, washimatta, lovepetitzakkajapan, and Gingko Papers (selections vary at each store). Prices vary, but are usually $5 for a single roll, and $35 for a set of 10.
If anything could get me sewing, it would be these Pattern Magic books. The designs are unique & striking; looking at them also helped me understand drafting’s potential (I tend to focus on draping).
You can buy both volumes at YesAsia.com (in Japanese only, although reviewers say that’s not a big obstacle). See more photos at Fashion Incubator, Designer’s Library, & Sew Very Prairie.
*Bonus*: Not Asian design (Latvian, rather), but don’t they remind you of manga monsters?
From Marite Mastina & Rolands Peterkops’ Hyeres show, images via A Shaded View of Fashion.