If you still haven’t been around to see Tokyo-Go-Go’s Solo Exhibition, Block Candy, pop on down to Mooki before Sunday! There are a few pieces left for sale, they sold like hotcakes, it has been a huge a success!!
Watch out for our next exhibition first week November.
If you weren’t at Mooki last night, then shame on you! We don’t like you any more and we want all our toys back. We phoned your mom and she told us that you weren’t grounded and that you weren’t in bed with a sore tummy, so don’t even try that line with us. We know you could’ve been here, and we feel hurt (and a little betrayed) that you didn’t show up. Don’t expect a big present this Christmas. The jokes on you anyway; we had a great time and Greg sold a heap of his prints, so you lost out!
The Tokyo Go Go launch was super awesome! It was our first exhibition launch and we’re totally stoked at the response and turnout. Loads of Nom Noms were laid out by us and the Chocolate Chilli Sake was flowing all night. It was really cool to see so many people come out in support of local art; it made us proud to be doing our little bit to bring the Glenwood and greater Durban community together to celebrate such a talented designer.
This is the first of what we hope will be many more exhibitions, so, in the words of Police file circa 1989 “Keep ‘em Peeled” (your eyes, that is)…….obviously we don’t mean this literally coz that would just be a bit gross. If you don’t think so, then you are excused from attending. We won’t be upset at all. Feel free to stay the hell away. We know all about people like you.
The exhibition is on for about two weeks, so there’s plenty of time to pop in and have a gander. We are already planning our next exhibition which will be in early November, and once we have all the details you will be the first to know about it. After us, that is.
If you are a designer/artist/photographer/creator (No mimes please) then please feel free to contact us if you would like to exhibit. There is no monetary cost involved; we prefer to work on a barter system in the spirit of collaboration. Just contact us and tell us a bit about yourself and what you do.
Yesterday marked Mooki’s two month anniversary. That’s just eight weeks, Chinas; eight short little weeks with so much happening. We have made so many new friends in that short little time frame that it hardly seems possible.
So let’s get on with the latest news! Kenko is back from Merry old England on Friday; apparently she was a little late for the end of season all-you-can-grab night sales, so alas she was unable to pick up the flat screen and Ipad I asked her to get for me. I may let her return to work anyway. Maybe.
Ono (our nom-nom and snacky snack chef) has left us (this one’s for real, folks) to pursue a career as a pastry chef at some hotel or another. According to her, Wontons and Spring rolls do NOT constitute pastries for some reason I can’t quite fathom. We wish her well…but not TOO well; she has deserted us after all. Just to be clear, we at Mooki do not harbour grudges. Nope, that’s not our style at all. We may occasionally haul them into a dry dock, give them a thick coat of lacquer and reserve them for redeployment at an appropriate future date of our choosing, though. It’s not really the same thing, so we feel good about it. We will miss you Ono. Or to be more accurate we will be watching you. We don’t like the word Stalking, so let’s just agree to disagree on that one.
Filling her Crocks will be our most Faithful and long serving staff member Bob (AKA Square pants, Bobtastic, Bobra Cadabra, Prometheus and Bob, Super Bob etc.), who has been with me since the very beginning. On day three of construction of Mooki, London (Judd’s faithful Car Guard) brought Bob over to help me as a general labourer while I built all the tables and the Bar and all the other bits and pieces that turn an empty shell into a restaurant. Five months later Bob has moved up the ladder through cleaner and prep chef to trainee chef. Well done Bob.
The other fantastic bit of news is the Tokyo Go Go exhibition happening on the 20th. We are so super amped for this it’s almost pornographic! (our excitement…… not the exhibition……although we probably wouldn’t say no to a bit of Spanky Spanky. I think I’m getting side tracked here.) This is going to be Uber awesome and we are inviting you Chinas to pop in and have a look. It begins at 6:30 and we will be serving the aforementioned Snacky Snacks and Nom Noms as well as our almost-famous Chocolate Chilli Sake shots for Mahala. This exhibition is so far up our alley that it’s postman walks right by us to get to it.
One last thing. I promise. Well, maybe two. Our new lunch menu is in full swing, so go check it out as soon as you finish reading this. We are delivering during the day in a two block radius, so give us a Tinkle. Also, we need you Chinas to start sending in your Haikus from your offices. The funniest submission will be rewarded with (you guessed it) Snacky snacks and Nom noms for your office.
We are very excited to be be hosting Greg’s exhibition – “Block Candy” on the 20th September (more details are available here), and so are lots of other people. If you would like to learn a little more about the person behind the blog and the amazing illustrations, check out the interview on the “Durbanite” site
Greg is a 23 year old Illustrator & Graphic Designer based in Durban, South Africa. He generally works with vector graphics, clean, colourful, crazy illustrations that get people thinking, laughing or just immersed in detail. He is continually fascinated by anything and everything creative, however characters, designer toys, 2D animation and T-shirt illustrations are just a few things that inspire him to create even more!
The name “Tokyo-Go-Go” is a bit of a cryptic one. Firstly it resembles his love for all things Japanese, as well as his initial urge to pursue a career as a designer. The first “Go” represents how far his come since he began this adventure. Drawing, thinking, creating, everyday. Developing immensely in the process. The second “Go” is all about what’s in store for him in the future. We are sure with his talent it will be a bright one.
HOME SWEET HOMIES – The exhibition opens on the 26 May! If you’re in Durban head over to Gallery 415 (415 Umgeni Rd).
Great stuff. You must go and check out Tokyo-Go-Go