Saturday, June 20, 2009

Lullatone

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Hello! I am so sorry for not posting sooner! I have been very busy trying to write my MFA thesis before August! And unfortunately I think Hello Sandwich posts might be a little less frequent until my thesis has been handed in. Gomen! :( But lovely blogs like Ii-ne-kore, Sarah's loft, Handmade Love, Make it Easy and Meet me at Mikes will be inspiring you with beautiful posts until I am back in full swing. But having said that I am going to do my best to post as much as possible during the thesis writing days! xxx

Today is so lovely and rainy and cosy in Sydney. I am all rugged up with granny squares blanket and hot water bottle, eating homemade bento and listening to my new music crush Lullatone who I discovered through the lovely Aron from Make it Easy blog. Aron has the best music taste in the world! Be sure to visit his blog often for the most beautiful music features.

Anyway I am so thankful to Aron because husband and wife team Lullatone are so gorgeous. Based in Nagoya, Japan the duo made up of Shawn James Seymour and Yoshimi Tomida make music, Art Direct and make all of their own film clips, have a huge advertising portfolio, appear on Japanese childrens TV and are just all-round adorable. They even make music for Sanrio's Hello Kitty! You can read all about them on this Ping Mag Interview.

And, if you are anything like me and rather fancy yourself as a electronic music maker staying up late to make 'impermanent audio style electronic experimental music on garage band or better still your boyfriends version of pro tools or reason' then Lullatones Raindrop Melody Maker is the game for you! Play online to make you own raindrop music.

I just adore this Bedroom Bossa Band clip:


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Shawn on Japanese kids TV:



See some of Lullatone's commercial work here:


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So cute!
Love Love
Hello Sandwich
xxx

P.S. Can you believe they came to Australia last year and I missed it! so sad!

23 comments:

  1. I found your blog last week through Beci Orpin's blog (I've loved her Princess Tina line for yeaaaars), and now you're posting about one of my all time favorite bands! I think I'm in love with you.

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  2. Hello Broken Molar! I am so happy to read your lovely comment! Oh I feel so left out that I didn't even know about Lullatone before today! How sad! They are amazing! Such beautiful sounds!
    I like you blog too! Yay - you are making bento again! :)
    I love bento too! I have posted about them here:

    http://hellosandwich.blogspot.com/2009/03/bento-daisuki.html

    and here:

    http://hellosandwich.blogspot.com/2009/03/bento-accessories.html

    I hope you have a gorgeous weekend.

    Love Love
    Hello Sandwich
    xxx

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  3. Wow, they are amazing!!! I love them!!!

    Hey, I got a Jetstar voucher because of the rescheduling of flights, so I'm going to use it to come to Sydney!!!!! Yay!!!

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  4. Angela! Thats such exciting news! When are you coming to Sydney? Lets make sure we hang out lots! I am so sad that I missed out on seeing you in Tokyo! I managed to change my flight to January at no extra cost which was amazing! Can't wait to see you! xxx

    Hi Laura! Super cute indeed! :)

    Love Love
    Hello Sandwich
    xxx

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  5. Welcome back, Ebony! Nice to *have* you again.
    Wishing all the best with your thesis - I don't know how you do it all! I'm handing in mine at the end of August, so I'm sending you very good writing wishes :)
    Kate x

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  6. I really like that band too, their album is one of my favourites at work as it is really calming and cute :)

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  7. i'm so glad you love them too!!!
    i got the chance to do a little back and forth email with Shawn a while back. they are the nicest people!
    i cant believe you missed them when they came to your country! i'm sure they will be back again :-)

    its like cute rain drop music.

    you found GREAT pictures of them and their studio!
    love it!
    <3

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  8. soo cute eb! good luck with your thesis!
    party time soon!
    x

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  9. Hi Kate! Thankyou! Thanks so much for being patient! Oh good luck with your thesis too! xxx

    Hello Alice, yes it's perfect music for working too isn't it! So gorgeous and calming and relaxing! I just love them!

    Hello Make it Easy-san! Thank you so much for sharing them with me! Yes the lovely Shawn sent me an email this morning too - SUCH delightful people! I KNOW I didn't even know about them back then! I am totally out of the loop! haha! Thank you so much for the heads up Aron! You are the best! Hope you have a gorgeous Sunday!

    Gracie love! Thank you so much! Can't wait for Tuesday AND Saturday! Yay!

    Love Love
    Hello Sandwich
    xxx

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  10. Hi Ebony-chan,
    I just read the comment you left on my blog.
    Please really don't worry, I'm also super busy at the moment and I know how you might be feeling!
    So, it's daijobu and oshigoto ganbatte ne!

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  11. Cute post! Ganbatte for the thesis and look forward to you coming back full-swing!

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  12. Hello Hiki-san! Thanks so much! That's so sweet of you to say!
    :)

    Hello Cookie Cutter! Thank you so much for your patience! I am so sorry! xxx

    Love Love
    Hello Sandwich
    xxx

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  13. i adore everything in this post, and the great blogs you have linked to,
    good luck with your work!
    x ashley

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  14. Oh this is super! I adore this all.

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  15. hi ebony, i just wanted to say thankyou so much!!!!! i just received the most perfect little eco-winner package in my postbox when i got home tonight. you are surely so beautifully generous! i love every little thing, and the packaging - of course - so delightful! i will be trying out the little fabric box and yes, i have a mac:)
    i am inspired by your generous eco heart

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  16. Morning Ebony!
    Just wanted to say you won my giveaway! Sugoi ne! And right in time for your birthday, too!
    Please leave me your email when you get a chance and I'll pop your goodies in the post!
    Kate x

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  17. I'm glad you let us know why you;ve been away from your blog... i started to get a bit concerned last week when there was no word from you!
    Good luck with all you have to do. We'll be here whenever you get the time to check in.

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  18. deer hs,
    so great to see the video and all the links for lullatone - i had never researched them to this extent so it's great you did all the work for us!

    looking forward to see what you're working on.
    heart,
    alissa

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  19. Lovely post!
    Thanks for inspiring and come back soon!

    <3
    Mila.

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  20. Hello Ashley! Thanks so much for stopping by! And thank you so much for your patience! I am so sorry! I promise I'll be back in full swing mid August after my thesis!

    Hello Jules :) I am so happy you love Lullatone too! I can't stop listening to them!

    Ii-ne-kore! What a gorgeous comment! :) I'm so happy you liked it! and I hope it made you smile a little. You are so sweet and just wonderful with words! Your comment left me with a big smile too!

    Hello Fanmakimaki how are you? Their lovely childlike style is gorgeous isn't it!

    Kate! I can't believe it! I feel so so so lucky! Thank you so much! I have sent you a little email with my address! WOW! Yay! Thank you! xxx

    Hello Lisa! Oh I am so sorry! eek! I feel terrible!! Thanks so much for your kind words though and I will be back as soon as possible! xxx

    Hello Alissa! Thank you for your sweet as pie message! I am so happy you like Lullatone and enjoyed the Hello Sandwich post on them! Thank you for visiting my blog! :) Hope you had a gorgeous weekend!

    Hello Mila! :) Thank you lovely! I promise I will be back very soon! Thank you so much :) It's nice to be missed a little! :)

    Love Love
    Hello Sandwich
    xxx

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