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Finding Australia in our office library

In our office library we have guidebooks on New York, books on cooking, music, drink making, art, design, illustration, fashion and cars.

We also have magazines with amazing graphic pictures and type, like the copies of the Danish home interiors magazine "Bo Bedre" from the 70's. "Bo Bedre" have supplied so many great ideas and images for my work. 

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"Edible Selby" is a modern, youthful book by photographer Todd Selby. The photos capture creative and dynamic kitchens, gardens, homes, and restaurants, accompanied by beautiful, fun watercolors.
Inside this book,  I found a place I used to work for called "Captains of Industry" in Melbourne many years ago when I was a university student saving to move to Tokyo. 

I made cappuccino's, flat white's, latte's, B.L.T's, Reuben's, pulled pork sandwiches and many more American things.

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It was a strange feeling to look at photos of my old work place in Australia while I was standing in our Tokyo office. It brought back many good, summer memories.

Another place I found from Melbourne, is a small café called "Newtown Social Club" from "Whet My Appetite",  A book about culinary graphic design and branding. "Newtown Social Club" was my local café, It was 5 minutes walk from my home!


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Screen Shot 2015-01-13 at 7.39.41 PM.pngThis shop is on Brunswick St, a creative area with art galleries, studios,specialist book and music shops.
photo.pngRight now, it is summer in Melbourne and winter in Tokyo ! 
Machidori ( wait bird ! ) from Lotus made me a delicious cappachino with caramel syrup to warm my day up ! This  brought back memories of drinking coffee in Melbourne. Yummy! おいしい!!!

I saw this photo today !from "Toilet Paper" art magazine.スクリーンショット 2015-01-14 18.48.05.pngThis photo makes me think of " Go with the flow! ",  "Whatever happens, happens for a reason!", 自然の)流れに任せる、流れに身を任せる!   起こるべくして起こる! 
I love! their imagery and design! Strong and exciting ..very POP!  Made me feel happy! 幸せな気持ち!! 

These are also my favorites!
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I want these i phone covers! but my i phone is too old ! :(
Happy New Year! 2015!