Clockwise from top left: rabbit bookmark tabs // animal tail magnets // striped fleece backpack // miles upcycled suit tote // tomorrow planners // icon watch // clé usb // desk-it weekly calendar // music balloon speaker.
While I recover from all the drama surrounding Spy Myung Wol, here are some bright and witty picks from Poketo.
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.
*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.
Finally, Portland-based artist Andy Kehoe draws mythical beasts that feel both unique and familiar (I got shades of Peter Sis & Maurice Sendak). He sells affordable prints on Etsy, and played 20 questions with Juxtapoz (via Shiny Squirrel).
Another set of design finds, this time all fashion-related:
Hetty Rose offers bespoke shoes covered in vintage kimono fabrics. The price (£320 or $465 a pair) is too steep for me but reasonable for made-to-order.
Mari Ishikawa, a Japanese transplant in Munich, created these nature-inspired rings. They’re exhibition pieces, and not for sale; see more of her work here.