This morning, when I went to Starbucks, here in Japan around my place, I looked around the store and noticed one very important thing....Heart shaped stickers were on the walls, windows and even on the barista's apron. Yes, tomorrow is Valentines Day and people express their love by sending flowers and greeting cards to each other.
But in Japan, they celebrate it differently. February 14th is the only day in the year that girls can confess their love to their “valentines” and to express their feelings, they give boys chocolates. (God only knows why it has to be chocolates…) I remember in my school days, boys would be so nervous and wondering how many chocolates they would get on that day.
Girls, if you haven’t decide what you want to do for Saint Valentines-day, why don’t you celebrate in the Japanese way?
Let’s go get some baking kits, but what if you're a lazy girl like me? Well you can always get a bag of M&M’s and spread the love.
Grab your instax mini and get great shots to remember this loving moment!
Happy Valentines Day everyone!
When we first featured photographer Veronica Sanchis Bencomo on the blog, we loved seeing her collection Thirty Sundays around London.
Now Veronica has moved to New York and has started her Thirty Sundays project once again and we decided to join her on this adventure.
Every month we’ll post the Sunday photos Veronica has taken and see the transition of her life in the Big Apple.
"Having found myself move to the Big Apple recently, I thought to explore it with a camera in my hand. I decided to repeat my Thirty Sundays project, this time in New York. This new project is set more or less under the same grounds as the previous one, one Polaroid every Sunday during thirty weeks. However, this time I have changed the camera to Fujifilm Instax 210. This camera, unlike my previous one, Fujifilm Instax 7S, has more controls, such as, two focusing settings and lighting options also the photo itself is slightly bigger. The project is an experimentation with no overarching theme. It has been done under certain rules set by me and the limitations of the instant camera. " Says Veronica.
Here is Thirty Sundays in New York
Athletic brand Champion had partnered up with Capsule Show for an exclusive collection for Urban Outfitters.
The Champion Select collection features collaborations with designers Wood Wood, Timo Weiland and Craig Green. The collection is available at our Activation Space located inside of Space15Twenty's Urban Outfitters.
“The collaboration brings to life a modern interpretation of the Champion brand as envisioned by three prominent independent fashion designers -- Timo Weiland from New York, Craig Green from London and Wood Wood from Copenhagen – each chosen for their unique design aesthetics. The Champion Select collection includes elevated, fashion-forward active wear looks for men and women utilizing heritage Champion fabrications and branding. Each of the designers began their process by visiting the Champion archives for inspiration, and selecting their favorite fabrications to use for their capsule collections.”
The Champion Select instillation will be open from January 23rd to March 9th
After a grueling hour drive from Hollywood, we finally arrived at the Agenda Show in Long Beach. Once inside we wandered around, mainly from being lost and not being able to read a simple map, but also in awe at the 750+ brands that was there.
Agenda Show started in 2003 with 30 brands and has now grown into a massive trade show that features over 1,000 brands in Long Beach, New York and Vegas.
Each brand at Agenda has their own creative look, promo, style etc. and we fell in love with a few brands. Some new and some well known.
How do you celebrate winter? Going out in the snow? or going to an event called S.N.O.W?