Sunday, November 13, 2011

Libro Aoyama Display

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Hello Sandwiches!

Do you remember the Japanese book I made with two other authors? Well, we were able to work with Libro bookshop in Aoyama to do a series of workshops and a window display for our book. If you're around, pop on it to see some of the cute boxes and envelopes you can make using the materials and templates from our book!

The Hello Sandwich workshop will be at Libro Aoyama on 29th November from 7pm. There is a small materials cost of ¥500 but that's all! And you can come along and make a book cover, a little house shaped box and time depending, some other cute wrapping things too like corsages etc. There are ten spots so be sure to reserve and collect your little ticket.

Here are the details:


◎Bookshop: Libro Aoyama in Gaienmae(リブロ青山店)
URL: http://www.libro.jp/web/shoplist/tokyo.html

◎Station: Tokyo Metro Station: Gaienmae 3rd Exit,
the bookshop is 1min. walk from the station

◎Address: B1F, 2-12-16, Kitaaoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo
(東京都港区北青山2-12-16 北青山吉川ビル B1F)

◎TEL:03-3408-0701 ◎FAX:03-3408-0761
◎OPEN:10:00 ~ 23:00

Just pop into the shop, or call to reserve your ticket.

Killigraph-san (one of the other authors) will have his workshop on 6th December and he will show you how to make some of the cute cut outs he is so well known for - this time in Christmas theme. Imagine how cute your Christmas cards will look with mini cut out Santas!


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Shimizu-san and Killigraph-san and I met a few days ago at our publishers office to get a head start on making up some gift wrapping examples for our display. I kept pinching myself that this is how my meetings look these days! No excel spreadsheets, no planning grids (no offence VL! I still miss you all!), but those things had been replaced with mountains of mt tape, scrap paper, shaped hole punches and, the most necessary item in my 'kit bag' - tape glue!

Our publisher brought us Christmas themed coffee from Tully's. No sooner than he had dropped them off we had cut up the Tully's carry bag to use the handles for our own gift wrapping paper bags! That's the fun thing about our book - you can use everything and anything in conjunction with our materials to create fun and unique wrapping!

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Killigraph-san hard at work on his cut out Christmas tree. He really is the cutting master. Do you know he cuts out the box templates from our book with a blade knife but no ruler! OMG I know!

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Hello Sandwich wrapping mess!

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Tickets (ten each) to our workshops at Libro Aoyama.

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Killigraph-san putting the final touches to our window display.

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I enlisted Shimizu-san to write the Japanese text on the pop up sign. My Japanese writing looks like kids writing and is very embarrassing!

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This little bunny is actually made from my new 'It's Dots!' wrapping paper which you can buy online here.

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Our in store display.

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Shimizu-san and Segawa-san taking instagram photos of our display!

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The staff at Libro Aoyama made this lovely little ribbon sign to promote our new book!

When I first moved to Japan I don't think I could imagine that I'd be doing window displays for a book I made that's for sure. It was really an incredible experience and I really hope you like the book! You can buy it on amazon.co.jp - they ship internationally :)

Love Love
Hello Sandwich
xoxo

17 comments:

  1. oh my goodness, that's so awesome! congratulations, ebony! so very happy for you. the window display looks so cool. i will need to order this book now. :)

    p.s. i'm not sure if its just my browser but your sidebar disappeared, i can't see it now.

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  2. brilliant display! looks like it was lots of fun making the items for the display too!

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  3. So exiting Ebony! congratulations on the book!

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  4. i love how often you update now! +awesome pictures~!

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  5. Hello Odessa, Thank you so much! :) I hope you go okay with the Japanese site - it can be a bit tricky at times but unfortunately it's not on american amazon :( Oh and thank you so much re the sidebar note. Silly html. I think I've fixed it now? xoxo

    Hello Memtree, thank you so much. Yes it was an incredible amount of fun!

    Hello Mette lovely one with odango bun! :) It was great fun! xoxo

    Hello Mynn, Thanks for your note. Sometimes I can update lots and sometimes not so often - thanks so much for enjoying reading the posts!

    xoxo

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  6. Hello Kay Loves Vintage, Thanks for commenting :) It was super fun! xoxo

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  7. how wonderful! i wish i was in Japan to be able to attend the workshops.. the window display is too cute for words! are your books available in Kyoto? i will be traveling there in December to visit a friend, and wondered if your books are available for purchase all around Japan?

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  8. This is so exciting, Hello Sandwich! I wish I were in Japan now so I could attend your workshop!

    Out of curiosity, what made you decide to move to Japan? Could you speak Japanese previously, or did you learn it when you got there? And did you write the Japanese for your book, or did you have help with that?

    Sorry for all the questions, but I'm really interested in what it's like for someone from Australia making a living in Japan doing something either than the usual teaching English!

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  9. Hi!
    What can I do to get a ticket for the workshop? I won't be able to go to your workshop >-<, but I can go at Killigraph-san!

    (Coo, display!)

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  10. I just discovered your blog and spent some time rifling through it -- just wanted to tell you how adorable i think the photos, the whole concept is :)

    xx,
    Ellen
    http://www.mintgreensubmarine.com/

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  11. Hi,
    I'd also like to know how to reserve a ticket :)

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  12. Hello Melissa, Yes! Absolutely! Amazon.co.jp ships internationally! :)

    Hello Pinksugarichigo, Thank you for your note. It is great you'll be in Japan soon. I would imagine that my publisher has our book for sale in Kyoto too! I will ask them for you!

    Hello Apricotsushi, Thank you for your note. I wish you could come too. I came to Japan 9 times before moving here because I didn't want to quit my job at VOGUE! But...it was something I had to do in the end because my love for Japan was so strong! The text for the book was written by our amazing editor Shimizu-chan based on the how-to photos I took! :) She did an amazing job! Are you going to move to Japan too?

    Hello Irene, by now you should have received an email from Shimizu-san about how to reserve your spot for Killigraph-sans workshop!

    Hello Ellen H, Thank you so much for your nice comment! That was so nice of you to say.

    Hello Anonymous, Thanks for your note. If you call Libro Aoyama you can make a reservation, or you can go into the store and pick up a ticket! Here are the stores details:

    ◎Bookshop: Libro Aoyama in Gaienmae(リブロ青山店)
    URL: http://www.libro.jp/web/shoplist/tokyo.html

    ◎Station: Tokyo Metro Station: Gaienmae 3rd Exit,
    the bookshop is 1min. walk from the station

    ◎Address: B1F, 2-12-16, Kitaaoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo
    (東京都港区北青山2-12-16 北青山吉川ビル B1F)

    ◎TEL:03-3408-0701 ◎FAX:03-3408-0761
    ◎OPEN:10:00 ~ 23:00

    Love Love
    Hello Sandwich

    xoxo

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  13. Wrapping fun! Love it. I would give the world to be able to go...


    Camila Faria

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  14. These are great craft ideas for me and my daughter - keep her little hands busy and her eyes off the TV! LOL! Thanks for re-awakening my "crafty" side!

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