PRESS: Works on Paper San Francisco, Photo by Myleen Hollero


San Francisco’s book and design store PRESS to open in Tokyo for the first time

June 29 2016

San Francisco’s book and design store PRESS will be making their Japan debut. A shop-in-shop will open at Shinjuku’s destination Tokyo from Saturday, July 9 and Omotesando’s H.P.DECO from Friday, July 29.

PRESS is a book and design store in San Francisco, owned by Paulina Nassar and Nick Sarno. Established in 2011, PRESS has become a destination for out of print and first edition art, fashion, design, craft, and counterculture books, new titles published by small and independent presses, unique stationary products from around the world, and design objects from the 60s, 70s and 80s. Conceived in-part as a response to the traditional bookstore, the books in PRESS are highly curated and reflect the personalities and backgrounds of the owners.

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QUEST Ricardo Gonzalez, Yoon Hyup, Kyne and Meguru Yamaguchi athpgrp GALLERY NEW YORK

June 24 2016

hpgrp GALLERY NEW YORK is pleased to announce a group exhibition “QUEST” by Ricardo Gonzalez, Yoon Hyup, Kyne and Meguru Yamaguchi from July 16th to August 6th, 2016.

Their work strongly reflects so-called street culture with graffiti, skateboard, and hip-hop imagery. The artworks are vivid, graphical, and have a strong relationship to the idea of “commercial art.” Although their cultural background varies from Mexico to Korea and Japan, the artists informed each other’s work in New York with their common language of “street.” With mutual respect for the pursuit of expression, they resonate beyond the boundary of design, fashion, and the idea of art.

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History on paper -Rupert J. Smith- at hpgrp GALLERY TOKYO

June 20 2016

“History on paper”, an exhibition featuring pop art from the 60’s which received great response in February 2016, is returning to hpgrp GALLERY TOKYO. The second of the series highlights Rupert J. Smith, the man best known as Andy Warhol’s master printer. We hope you enjoy this exhibition.

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CONCENTO PARIS H.P.FRANCE Ginza’s “An Italian Theory” Pop-up Store

June 18 2016

An Italian Theory’s 2016SS theme titled ‘Italian Summer’ features apparel and bags designed with ice cream and fish motifs. The designer of the brand, which has been greatly influenced by Italian style, found some new inspirations for this summer. The collection is colorful and playful, and makes us think of Italian summers on the beach by adding a vintage taste to all-over ice cream prints, marine colored stripes, the sun and parasol motifs.

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Kintsugi lacquer repair by Urushi-san at rooms Ji-Ba

June 10 2016

Urushi-san, the female duo active in lacquer art, are offering gold lacquer repair known as kintsugi again. If you own special dinnerware items that are cracked or chipped, take this opportunity to have them beautifully repaired with kintsugi using real urushi (lacquer). Urushi-san offers a variation of colors in addition to the traditional gold.

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Sui Kin Chi Ka Moku Do Ten Mei Kai Yukata 2016 “Eninaru Yukata”

June 8 2016

Dress in Japanese style during the hottest season and fall into the world of bijinga”

Pictures of beautiful women in Japanese art or bijinga have always mesmerized us. The Japanese women in these forms of art are glamorous but graceful. Well-fitted beautiful color yukatas styled with the perfect accessories are full of the similar Japanese grace. Sui Kin Chi Ka Moku Do Ten Mei Kai will offer a wide variation from traditional styles by the long-established Chikusen to modern designs by apparel brands TSUTAKE and SLADKY. We invite you to try on a yakuta this summer and experience the sensation of becoming a bijinga muse.

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Ante Vojnovic Exhibition

May 31 2016

French artist Ante Vojnovic has created everything from home decor and lights to furniture and art. The self-taught artist entered the world of art in 1975 and came to Japan an invitation from H.P. FRANCE in 1997. Ante continues to create pieces from his atelier located 40 minutes from central Tokyo.

The artist explores mediums such as water, wind, rocks and even ‘time’ and ‘white’ to create ways to use light in his sculptures. He is a rare artist that is capable of thinking outside the box when it comes to incorporating light in his works, which are delightful, full of surprises and continue to bring us new experiences.

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Cristina Toro ”Honey on Grapefruit”

May 25 2016

A window installation by Cristina Toro will be displayed at Lamp harajuku. The artist who was born in colorful Puerto Rico and currently resides in NY, paints her own take on unique themes such as flowers that resemble animals, psychedelic plants, and women that blend in with scenery.

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ALEX MONROE 30th Anniversary Event & Limited Edition

May 24 2016

London-based jewelry brand ALEX MONROE recently celebrated it’s 30th anniversary. Taking inspiration from England’s beautiful countryside, the brand uses nature such as plants, animals and insects as motifs to create elegant and poetic collections. To commemorate the brand’s 30th year, ALEX MONROE recently announced an exclusive collection titled ‘History Wheelbarrow’. ‘History Wheelbarrow’ was inspired by the collection created to coincide with Chelsea Flower Show, the annual flower show that has taken place in London’s Chelsea for more than 100 years.

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May 21 2016

riginally branching out from “BATOMA TRADESHOW” for design, art and product, BATOMA CHRISTMAS is a unique joint exhibition purely focused on Christmas. Christmas is one of the most competitive periods for the interior industries. To make the upcoming season more enjoyable, we are holding an exhibition in May to let people allowed greater time to order. We are pleased to introduce various items such as gifts and ornaments perfectly matched to your Christmas, coordinating in a creative world that only BATOMA could produce.

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