I received such a lovely surprise in the mail earlier this month. It was from a cute talented artist Mogu Takahashi, along with the invitations for her up coming 2 solo exhibitions in Tokyo she included a very special little gift - the sweetest handmade clay tag that has my shop name on it!!!! Now it's my shop sign, sooooooo cute isn't it??

One of Mogu-chan's exhibitions is starting tomorrow, at a sweet Nakameguro cafe drol. And another one will be at the galerie doux dimanche in Aoyama starting from 30th August. So if you will be in Tokyo in the next few weeks, be sure to check her cutest world in real life! And the Omotesando Koffee which I blogged about in the last post is really close from the doux dimanche so you can visit the 2 in the same day :)

Mogu-chan apparently caught a terrible cold on the day before her exhibition starts, but I really hope she will be better real soon by tomorrow!! がんばってもぐちゃん!!

And this is her new product she also sent to me - note cards with her cute camera illustration! (which I think is going to be added to her online shop soon?)

Mogu Takahashi Solo Exhibition "KAWAII UGLY - SAN"
23rd August − 12th September
12:00 - 20:00 (L.O 19:30)
at Cafe drole * about 5 min from Nakameguro ( the 2nd station from Shibuya)

Mogu Takahashi Solo Exhibition "MUZU MUZU ZUKO - SHITSU"
30th August − 11th September
12:00 - 20:00 (close: Monday)
Opening: Friday 2nd Sep, 18:00 --
at Galerie Doux Dimanche
All above photographs were taken by me (with a permission from the shop owner of course - in case you wonder). If you are re-blogging any of these images please remember to give me credit, thank you :)

Good coffee makes me smile. So does an old Japanese house. So OMOTESANDO KOFFEE became my recent favourite coffee spot in Tokyo, naturally!

OMOTESANDO KOFFEE is a pop-up cafe opened earlier this year hidden in a backstreet of Omotesando, in a beautiful 80 years old Japanese house that is going to be demolished. (80 years old probably doesn't sound so old if you live outside Japan, but for us it is considered very old. Old buildings are very often knocked down and new ones are built in Japan - this is sad but you know this has got a lot to do with far-too-many earthquakes we have in this country!)

Anyway.... so this cafe is open only for one year (it opened sometime in January this year) which means if you are in Tokyo before January 2012 Apparently the owner of the building decided to postpone the demolishing of the building so it is still there!! but I don't know for how long so you should make sure to pay a visit whenever possible to enjoy a lovely cup of coffee made by one of the most famous baristas in Tokyo before it is gone! Well, I'm sure he will move to somewhere and serve more good coffee but this set up is definitely not to miss!

4-15-3 Jingumae Shibuya-ku (google map)

Open: 10:00-19:00
All images are from www.mina-perhonen.jp
minä perhonen's website has just been renewed with a fresh look and now they have an online shop "metsä"! I think you know by now if you have been following my blog for a while how obsessed I am with minä perhonen but I just love everything about them. The new website is again designed and developed in a very simple form, it is just very pleasant to look at. Unfortunately they don't ship outside Japan, but you can look at their beautiful clothes. Enjoy! :)