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Tokyo Arcade 2012

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Tokyo-Go-Go presents a pop-up exhibition featuring a collection of his video game inspired art, stickers and toys. Ultimately… a bunch a bright, fun character driven work. The concept behind Tokyo Arcade 2012 is to round off the year with a bang and offer, for a short period of time, a multitude of ready-to-hang artwork at affordable prices that would add an element of fun to any space, or perhaps make for a pretty awesome, unique gift. The show is only up for 5 days and collection will take place thereafter.

Venue – Mooki Noodle Bar
190 Brand Road Glenwood Durban

Opens – 18h00 – 22h00

Cash Bar and Dining

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Limited Edition Tokidoki Singapore Wingchair

A British classic given an up to date twist thanks to tokidoki.

A limited edition of just 33 – each sequentially numbered. The chairs are 100% made in the UK by a company boasting over 65 years experience in furniture making.

The frames are made from kiln dried hardwood birch and beech. They are hand cut then glued, screwed and pinned on all joints and has supporting blocks on pressure points the back is fully sprung and is padded with high density foam. The seat is sprung and has a high density reflex foam seat. The legs are hand cut and finished and are made of solid beech wood. Built to last.

The fabric is a faux suede – printed in-house by us. The chair can be scotch guarded and can be wiped with a damp cloth. The Certificate of Authenticity is printed on the bottom of the chair (pictured) and the artists will sign one of the chair legs.

This piece ‘Singapore‘ was designed by Simone Legno as he completed his incredible 5-metre Tailor-made Sculpture Installations ‘Caesar’ at the K11 Art mall in Hong Kong in the Summer of 2011.

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Floral X-Rays

Photographer Brendan Fitzpatrick has been shooting photos for over 20 years, and for the last seven has been living and working in Singapore. These colorful floral x-rayswere the result of several radiology experiments that ended with help from a radiography lab in Singapore who assisted him with use of a digital x-ray system followed by a few rounds of image editing and color correction in Photoshop to reach the final results you see here. Several of the specimens are available as prints over onSociety6. For a polar opposite project, also check out his Anonymous Aliens series, which confronts the dehumanization of transient workers and their often unrecognized contribution to modern society by capturing anonymous stormtroopers enduring the back-breaking labor often performed by migrants.

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A Mystery Table

What initially appears to be a smooth wooden tabletop unfolds to reveal numerous hidden storage compartments in varying shapes and sizes. Hinged cupboards, sliding drawers and shifting panels join together like a seamless puzzle arranged with trademark Japanese precision. Designed by Naoki Hirakoso, and Takmitsu Kitahara

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Naoki Hirakoso was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1974. Graduated from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. After working at Living Design Center from 2000 to 2002.
Moved to Milan Italy in 2004. Established GIBA in Milan. Backed to Japan in 2006 Aug. Now based in Tokyo.

Public Art In Hong Kong

Public Art Hong Kong (PAHK) is a non-profit organization funded by the Y.K.Pao Foundation with an aim to nurture and promote public art in Hong Kong. It was incorporated in 2005 with the Hong Kong Arts Centre as its executing organization. PAHK wishes to create an interactive relationship among the artwork, site and audience and intends to reflect public interests while featuring Hong Kong as a vibrant cultural city.

Hello Kitty

Hello Kitty (ハローキティ Harō Kiti?)[3] (full name Kitty White)[2] is a fictional character produced by the Japanese company Sanrio, first designed by Yuko Shimizu. She is portrayed as a female white Japanese bobtail cat with a red bow.[1] The character’s first appearance on an item, a vinyl coin purse, was introduced in Japan in 1974 and brought to the United States in 1976.[4][5] The character is a staple of the kawaii segment of Japanese popular culture.[6]

The Hello Kitty trademark has spread globally; Sanrio earned over $1 billion annually in sales outside of Japan, as of 2003.[7] Although mainly aimed at the pre-adolescent female market, the Hello Kitty product range goes all the way from purses, stickers and pen sets to toasters, televisions, clothing, massagers, and computer equipment. It has a cult-like following among adults as well, especially in Asia, where Hello Kitty adorns cars, purses, jewelry and many other high-end consumer products. Several Hello Kitty TV series, targeted towards young children, have also been produced. Examples of products depicting the character include dolls, stickers, greeting cards, clothes, accessories, school supplies, dishes and home appliances.[8] Her fame as a recurring Sanrio character has led to the creation of two officially licensed Hello Kitty theme parks, Harmonyland and the indoor Sanrio Puroland.

There is a themed restaurant named Hello Kitty Sweets in Taipei, Taiwan. The restaurant’s decor and many of its dishes are patterned after the Hello Kitty character.[25][26]

In 2008, a Hello Kitty-themed maternity hospital opened in Yuanlin, Taiwan. Hello Kitty is featured on the receiving blankets, room decor, bed linens, birth certificate covers, and nurses’ uniforms. The hospital’s owner explained that he hoped that the theme would help ease the stress of childbirth.[27][28]

Hello Kitty is included as part of the Sanrio livery at the Japanese theme parks Harmonyland and Sanrio Puroland.

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