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NEW BOOK BY YONAGADOU - Sweet & Nostalgic Vintage Japanese Design Collection

Posted on June 21, 2014 | 0 comments
Charming new book by Yonagadou who is known as a vintage zakka buyer and artist is full of Japanese designs from between 30s and 70s that are lovely and surreal, exotic and nostalgic (and whose paper items have been our favourites at UGUISU for a long time now). The book features an amazing collection of vintage tiles, toys, handicrafts, night markets, architecture, cabaret interiors and graphics, etc....all made in Japan things mostly from Osaka where Yonagadou is based in, all so lovely and wonderfully curated! Text is mainly in Japanese, but all section titles are translated into English so you can tell what each section is talking about. A must read for all Yonagadou fans and anyone who loves vintage designs! Also the artwork on the cover is by another of our favourite artists Mihoko Seki! Purchase this book online (yes we ship worldwide!)

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NEW PAUMES BOOK - Petit Pan La couleur en liberte / Colourful Paris Life of Petit Pan

Posted on June 02, 2014 | 0 comments
Another new book from PAUMES at UGUiSU is Petit Pan La couleur en liberte / Colourful Paris Life of Petit Pan. Petit Pan is a popular French brand run by two designers Myriam de Loor and Pan Gang and is known by its colorful fabrics and the little toys and decorations made of paper and bamboo. In this book you can enjoy the wonderful world of Petit Pan at their Paris apartment full of inspirational interior ideas using vivid colours and crafts!  Texts are in Japanese and French. Go to the product page for Petit Pan La couleur en liberte / Colourful Paris Life of Petit Pan at UGUiSU -->

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NEW PAUMES BOOK - Illustrated Paris Guide by Isabelle Boinot / Les Adresses Parisiennes d'Une Parisienne

Posted on June 02, 2014 | 0 comments

Two new books from PAUMES have just arrived and now available from UGUISU online store for international orders!

The first one is by Isabelle Boinot, an illustrator based in Paris who has an observant eye for people and things and her distinctive style can be seen in her various publications and products. In this second book by Isabel with Paumes "Les Adresses Parisiennes d'Une Parisienne" (Paris Guide by a Parisienne) she shares her favourite Paris shops, restaurants and cafes, parks, museums with her detailed illustrations which makes this book a true joy to turn each page whether or not you are headed to Paris! 

Texts are in Japanese and French, printed in Japan.

Go to the product page for Les Adresses Parisiennes d'Une Parisienne -->

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Posted on April 15, 2014 | 0 comments


So happy to introduce Fumi Koike, a Japanese illustrator from Fukuoka now residing in Saitama whose work includes illustrations for advertising, magazines and books. 

DOG AND MORNING is a zine-style print publication compiling Fumi's illustrations shown at her exhibition of the same title held at Do Design in Madrid last year. Fumi illustrates everyday scenes from interior spaces, objects, people and food in a sweet and simple way with a touch of quirkiness. It is about what Fumi enjoys in the everyday life, dogs and mornings and what surrounds them all beautifully illustrated and appreciated. A truly lovely compilation.

Order DOG AND MORNING by Fumi Koike (shipped worldwide) here -->

Fumi Koike 

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Posted on March 17, 2014 | 0 comments

PERMANENT No.5 - Winter 2014 Issue is out and now available from UGUiSU online store.
Back issues have been restocked too and No.1-4 are also available for purchase.


PERMANENT is a quarterly small press magazine published by two art directors in Fukuoka, south island of Kyushu, focusing on food and dining culture and lifestyle while having the keywords "Make, Eat and Think / つくる、たべる、かんがえる" as a concept. Think from the simple daily dining scenes, how and where things we eat are made/produced, who are involved behind it - they interview people and tell us in this A5 size small press with incredible photography and make us think and be inspired.

Although it's written in Japanese you'd be able to enjoy flipping through every page looking at the beautiful pictures and layout. You can watch these amazing videos here that follow contents of each issue.


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