I wanted to post about one of my favorite artists, Aya Takano. I first saw her work around 2007 in Zipper magazine when she did the monthly calendar artwork for them. I scanned in 3 of those from my own magazines to share at the time. They were full of emotion and storytelling for something that’s usually written off as simple magazine filler.
Then in 2010 she had the infamous collaboration with Shu Uemura for their holiday collection and since then she’s been pretty well known.
I wanted to post this in case you haven’t had a chance to see a more wide spectrum of her work. On the surface her style may be written off as cute eyecandy but a quick google search will reveal she focuses on a wide variety of topics.
If you are interested in reading more you can view some of her interviews here.
Many of the above images found here. There is also a 20 minute documentary (in English) titled “Towards Eternity” on the page.
I’ve been extremely busy this week. It’s one of those weeks where no matter how much you try to minimize your stress you just can’t without purposely cutting off obligations. And sometimes I do just that. I simply say “no” or don’t follow through; for the sake of my sanity.
So this weekend I’ve done what can only be described as “nothing.” I’ve left the house once to pick up some groceries. I’ve eaten ice cream, binge watched some TV, taken multiple naps, ordered pizza, laid out (which is a fancy way of saying I put on my bathing suit and some tanning oil and took a nap outside,) and played video games. It’s been one of the most enjoyable weekends in a long time.