While in Chicago last week I had the opportunity to stroll around numerous boutiques to trend watch and get inspired...one of the best parts of my job! I saw a lot of Japanese graphics and imagery which has been trendy for some time now and never seems to quit.
One designer in particular kept popping up- Shinzi Katoh - a Japanese artist with a charming, naive, whimsical style that typifies all that is popular in Japanese cultural iconography today. While we don't have any of his work in the shop at present- I'll be sure to be sourcing it on my buying trip to the Stationery Show in May. For more great Japanese style- check out these websites- sunny-style.com and, you guessed it- Japanese Style!