Friday, 22 April 2016

バンクーバーアートギャラリーの夜のパーティー、フューズへ。Went to Fuse, the art party at Vancouver art gallery.


Last few days were very hot like summer as almost 30 degrees. Today is much milder though. So my peony has bloomed with 3 big flowers in its 4th spring with me. 

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Here are some of my creations. This time they are all for gifts for special people.
A pure water pearls necklace was for a lady who is going to be back to Japan permanently. She was always so good to me so I made it out of gratitude. 


And the beads bracelets were for my husband aunty and my mom whose birthday celebrations are happening in this weekend. 

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The main topic today is about Fuse, arty party at night at Vancouver art gallery which happened on last Thursday. It's been for a while to visit Vancouver art gallery. I was a member before and could have attended Fuse, which happens few time a year, for free but actually that was  the first time for me to go Fuse. I was invited by my art school era people to "Let's reunite at Fuse" kinda event, so I was there. I almost gave up on it when I saw a very lone line up to enter but my curiosity won! lol. 

MashUp: The Birth of Modern Culture 

My husband and I walked around to see current exhibition, 
MashUp: The Birth of Modern Culture first. 
There are a lot of old and new contemporary art pieces there including Andy Warhol's, Jeff Koons's and more. 

The centre of the gallery of the iconic stair hall. 

A bid headed rabbit and me. 

I was very interested in this series of Native Canadian art made out of Sports shoes. 

It was one of the performances that a woman in sparking cover all dancing. The sound was cool and it was very groovy. Surroundings were Andy Warhol's pieces. 



After walking around for a while I finally found few of my art school friends! It seemed like not so many folks were there but the beat thing for me was that I was able to find H who always shared a corner of the studio with me at painting classes. 

Information of current exhibition and about next Fuse is on the link below. I definitely recommend you to search what you are expecting at the gallery beforehand. 

And my (and my husband's) pieces are on the link below. Your order is welcome from any country.

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Thursday, 14 April 2016

最近作ったジュエリーや家具やら。Recnet creations of Jewelry and furniture.


I haven't published my blog for a while. How have you doing?
Well, I'm gonna introduce things my husband and I (as Something Nice) produced recently here today. 


They are wool beads I have been making little by little lately for my new project will start from this fall. I can't wait how it will be going from now.

これはご注文頂いた iPad Mini 4のケース。鍵編みしてから熱いお湯でフェルト化したもの。フェルト物はこれからのシーズンにはちょっと暑苦しいかとも思ったのですが、タブレットのケースだけは、フェルトがプロテクションとして機能するので1年中行けるかな、と...どうでしょうか。

That is a commission of a iPad Mini4 case, made out of wool and crocheted and felted. I thought of all my felting stuff was a bit too fuzzy for the season from now on, however, those tablet cases would work all year long because of the nature of the felt well protecting devices. How do you think about it? 


The back side was different colour. The button was by my husband. 
I, personally like the idea that organic materials and design for modern technologies. And I also aim to design something unisexual. 


I had a big, about 4cm rose quartz so I made a pendant out of it. I didn't use any cold colour metal for my jewelry till now but I feel right about it lately. 


One of my customer had a gemstone and ordered me to turn it into a necklace. I had never used that quality of cut and polished gemstone before so I was a bit anxious to treat it. I managed to make it like that though. It was a new, good experience and I appreciated it. 


Another commission necklace with a name together. I aimed to design something like lovely and sweet yet a bit complex like girls' mind. Lol. 

When you wear it, it looks something cannot be ignored. 

This one was commission too, a chic metal and glass beads bracelet. The heaviness of it actually feels good on your wrist. 

At first I was a bit puzzled how to weave but soon I got use to and managed it in fairly short time. 

They are simple hoop earrings with small pearls. 

It's big but graceful because of nature of pearls. 


I always like this kind of neckless with small charms hanging so I made it with stones and beads I already had. 


A commission plant hanger that mainly my husband designed and built. The design didn't meet our country style house but the condo of the customer was contemporary and sleek so it well fit. And many of her furniture was made of black walnut so was that. 


And I was responsible to make the hanger part of it,  so I was taking a whole day to wove a macrame. I was satisfied the way it looked. 


The same costumer also asked my husband for her piano table as well as a wine rack with black walnut. Multi- functional furniture is good for a small space. 


It was like a swiss cheese a bit and so unique. The costumer seemed really like it so we were happy too.
Those creations are produced as SOMETHING NICE by my husband and I. There are many other stuff on the link below. Please check it out!

Lastly,  they were flowers of apple tree. The spring is flourishing!

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