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FLOWER DESIGN AWARD 2018



  So, since the results of Flower Design Award has been shared at Japan Design Week official website, I have no more reasons not to post my own project! Even though it was not the choosen one, I had lots of fun creating it, so I've been restraining myself really hard from post it!

  From the competition page here comes the theme and a bit of background, before I explain my project:

Designboom in collaboration with MATSUYAMA DESIGN WEEK: Participation is open to professionals, students and design enthusiasts from every country in the world.

Theme : FLOWER
Through the flower design award, MATSUYAMA DESIGN WEEK seeks new ideas to promote the city of Matsuyama on a global scale. Submissions can be presented through any design discipline including, art, product, graphic design, and film under the theme of the flower. 


Background: Matsuyama is the largest city on Shikoku, an island located in southwest Japan. It has developed around the Matsuyama castle and is best known for dogo onsen, one of the country’s oldest hot spring resorts. Famed for its literature, Matsuyama is the hometown of famous Haiku poet Masaoka Shiki and great writer Natsume Sōseki. In recent years, it has developed a dense urban fabric and now looks to disseminate creativity both inside and outside of the city’s boundaries. 


  Matsuyama is also known for the flower camellia, which is symbol of the city. So my intention was to put the literature into flowers. In an ideal world, I'd love to quote the city's writers and to create patterns with their texts, but - obviously - there are many copyright issues around it and would only work through a patternship...


  Having in mind that the idea would be to promote the city, instead of using the works of literature, I create a pattern with "Matsuyama City"/ "松山市" - something really basic, but that would work to remind people about the place, since the pattern would be applied in a product. It was thought to look like if it was written/drawn with a black marker, so no fancy calligraphy here - easy to read, without having to think much.

  Bringing more references, Hisui Sugiura was a great japanese designer, also from Matsuyama. And he created many illustrations about flower. And since flower is a keyword (theme of the award, important symbol of the city and theme of work of many professionals) I decided to reimagine a flower (not exactly a camellia though) using my own style: paper art (to the ones who don't know me, I create paper jewelry from watercolor paper). 


  So, the Matsuyama pattern became sort of a lace of words. This lace went by a laser cut process to take the shape of petals. The width of the kanji strokes is 1mm. - as usual for my projects, here we have water color paper.


  Then I started to work the petals to shape the flower. Looking to the pictures, maybe one can't get it, but this is a veeeery handcraft kind of project. Even though it's laser cut - there are tests before finding the right speed and power for every kind of paper and it's necessary to stop the cutting process every time a pice of paper flies... if it stays under or over the main piece, the work can be lost. And during these stops, if the main piece moves a little bit....bye bye as well... waste of time (it takes a good while) and waste of material.  


  Can you see a flower taking shape here? Remembering that these strokes are 1mm width, they get even more fragile while wet - another reason why it's totally handcraft, but it's still the best way to give a organic touch to the paper without ugly marks.



  Above: pictures after the main flower structure was dry. After a first layer of metallic pigment. Not finished yet...


  A couple in layers later... It actually could be just some decorative piece to stay over one's desk but we've been taking about books...



  Books, books, books? Anyone? Yup, a bookmark, kids! With a pearl in the center of the flower and a wood stick to mark a page. - btw, what a lovely sunny day! It's winter here though.



  A bookmark is something we always need but not always have it near - then we use a napkin, a piece of paper lost anywhere, a pen, paper clips (dooooooooooon't do it! stop! really, it damages the paper if you forget it there)... Once I saw a friend marking a page with another book inside and I got totally WHT! But, of course, this one could be inside a vase alone, or with many other flower bookmarks, in someone's hair or anywhere instead of inside a book, so it would be a good gift to give someone - the possibilities are infinite. And you would always remember Matsuyama city, because there is the name of the city in the lace patter, because - like the books - it's made of paper and had art in form of text and because it's a flower!


  
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INSTAGRAM



  Today I'm gonna talk about some instagram changes in my account and the reasons I decided to do so! Also, I'm going over that list of saved items! Because I know I'm not the only one who keep saving things and forgeting to go back to them later on, hahaha!
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PHOTOGRAPHY: RYOSUKE KOSUGE - aka RK


Since I have many friends in Japan right now enjoying hanami and so on, here's inspirational post! Click below to se 20 awsome pictures of Ryosuke Kosuge aka RK: a japanese photographer, designer and DJ! His night pictures are out of this world!
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SEARCH FOR 3.11

Tomorrow (in brazilian time) and today in japanese time is the 7th anniversary of Tohoku earthquake and tsunami.

It's still hard to find words. I keep remembering who I was by the time: a 21 year old girl who decided to give up Architecture College (after 3 years of course) to try to find herself in Design College... Since that time so much has happened - many achievements, many painful moments and many lessons learnt.

How would have been the lifes of the 15.894 people who died if nothing had happened at all? Not to mention the 6.156 injured people, the 2.546 still missing... And also the lifes of everyone who is still alive, but missed their important ones...? 

Many babies would be school students, many kids would be university students, other would have graduated from uni. Many would have decided to get married and have kids, while others not at all... But it's really sad that they didn't have a chance.

We have still to help the people who are living under the radiation of Fukushima: the number of kids with cancer keeps increasing. Actually, is hard to predict how hard and for how long we'll feel the consequences... And it's not a japanese problem only. Our waters are getting daily doses of radiation and its effects are already felt in USA and Canada, with ill fishes and strange changes in the sea animals. 

There's a boy - a really easy to love one - who was there by that time. He was 16 by the time and had to evacuate his sports training place and to stay for days at a school, with many other people (and gladly his parents and sister as well), until it was safe to leave again. But knowing everything outside could be very possibly lost and destroyed... home, school. Not being sure who is still alive... - this kid is now a 23 year old young man, 2 time olympic champion, 2 time world champion (and 4 time national champion, also 4 time grand prix final champion, etc) and probably the best one of the sport he was practising that 3.11 day. And he uses his achievements to help the reconstruction of Tohoku region.

(Yuzuru's training and signed Edea boots are being auctioned on Yahoo!JAPAN and all the value will be donated to the 3.11 cause. Right now the value is over 80 thousand dollars. Many other athletes and artists are doing the same.)


The point of bringing Yuzuru Hanyu to this post is not to talk about Figure Skating, obviously, but to set an example and to borrow from him the humble character and the will to help people with the tools we have (in his case, his skating), because our poor Earth has been suffering enough with our bad actions and sometimes with our lack of action to solve the problems.


A little, but good way to start is to use Yahoo!JAPAN website and search for "3.11". The image below is already linked to the project's website



Yahoo!JAPAN is going to donate 10 yens everytime there's a search for 3.11 in their website, during the day 3.11 - japanese time zone. The money will help people affected by the 3.11 day in and outside Japan.

Here are the rules:

● Search is made with the keyword "3.11" from 00:00 on March 11, 2018 to 23:59. Search performed other than this time zone (Japanese time zone) is not included in the donation amount calculation.

● As for keywords with different notation, such as "March 11", "3, 11", in principle, it will not be subject to donation amount calculation.

● The number of searchers is calculated by the number of unique browsers searched for "3.11" in the search window.

● The maximum amount of donation will be based on actual results of last year. Last year total 4,294,532 people searched for "3.11" on the day, Yahoo! JAPAN donated to 42 groups, 42, 455, 320 yen equally divided into 6 organizations and donated for reconstruction assistance.

● The donation is planned to be donated by Yahoo! JAPAN and supportive partners to 6 organizations selected for support in April 2018.


It's really quick and for free, so please let's help and also spread the word!
#PrayForJAPAN #PrayFortheWORLD

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LANIAKEA


"Laniakea" - word from Hawaiian, it means Immeasurable Heaven. Also a supercluster of galaxies (our beloved Milky Way is also there as one of the 100 000 galaxies).  

Today we're going over Satoshi Tomizu's jewelry design in glass. He creates unbelivable lanikeas in 2cm x 2cm x 2cm spheres. 
His designs are so demanded that there's an individual lottery for every single piece he sells. Click below to see the gallery!
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JAPANESE DISPLAYS - part I

It's been a while and I'm really sorry. Days are crazy here and keepin' up with a routine is not a easy task right now.

ANYWAYS. Let's go back to the 90's, because...

Here's an ispirational post about Japanese Displays and Visual Merchandising.


(On this pic: NIHOMBASHI MISTUKOSHI / Reproduction)
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These days...

Almost one month after the last post - I had actually some good ideas of what I could post here, but needed a break of social networks environment. 

It was impossible to get that famous internet detox though, because I work from home and need to be online to communicate with my work team. 

Since there were many things happening at the same time in the offline world as well, that's why I went MIA. Sorry about all the unanswered messages! Specially on messenger and whatsapp - c'mon, guys, you know I HATE WHATSAPP.

But now we're back to business! It's impossible to stop during the second half of the year! 


And now I'm gonna talk about what I've been into.

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February Playlist

Yo! Before bringing it here a second chapter of my graduation project saga, let's talk about something lighter! Music! ♥




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Graduation Project - I


Talking about what happened during my hiatus time...


Let's start with my Graduation Project: A collection of personal accessories, inspired in HiGH&LOW universe!

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Blowfishin'

Just commentin' on last week stuff...


1. Pirâmides x Constelação de Orion

(Delta Orionis, Epsilon, Zeta: as três principais estrelas do cinturão de Orion, mais conhecidas como As Três Marias, sobrepostas às pirâmides de Gizé)
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URBEM


Como boa amante de uma selva de concreto, seguem alguns achados para quem também aprecie NYC e Tokyo. ♥

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TOKYO

Não basta ter tempo livre. Tem que usar esse tempo para sonhar acordada e viajar por aí.
Welcome to my world.



GRU>>JFK>>NRT>>HNL>>LAX>>GRU


Roteiro perfeito, né? Sim, eu também acho. Hahahaha.

Tudo bem, o dólar está exorbitante, mas sonhar ainda é um programa gratuito, então .... ♥

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