Heart Brooch

heart brooch

I’m off to a slow start today… a morning appointment in the city turned into all day thing, just getting back to start my week… (hope you had a nice weekend!)

and as I see even more Japan relief things that people are doing/organizing all over the Internet (so touching!!), I just couldn’t resist posting this Heart Brooch by Hine — soo cute!! I’m going to have to get one for myself :) 50% of all proceeds from her shop will be donated to Japan earthquake fund.

heart brooch

I still have some pictures to share from her show… will come soon! xo Hijiri

Etsy Handmade Moment Contest

Etsy Handmade Moment contest now has finalists! I was watching some of the videos when they were just getting submissions and my favorite of all time is hine‘s Mr. Squid’s Handmade Moment!! I knew her video would be the finalists, I mean, it is too good to not be one. I love all the amazing details she always puts into her work (I posted about her work here before) and it is cute and funny, makes me smile every time I watch it :) Click any images to watch the video.



He cuts his hand off and he keeps it in a box filled with ice! lol


Look at Mr. Squid’s creative room… everything is all made by her.


There are 10 finalists, I watched them all, it is very fun and inspirational to see people’s creativity. What is your favorite?!


Today’s Friday morning inspiration is coming from wonderful artist, Hine Mizushima.

I’ve known Hine’s wonderful handmade craft work and her etsy store for a while and it’s always so amazing and so fun to see what she creates. It’s always unexpected, original and very well made.

When I saw this video created all by her, I was blown away! A little details on every shots are just so well done and the story is cute, too. I’ve watched it many times and here it is, “With The Dark” by They Might Be Giants and created by hine:

*For better resolution and more work, please visit her site here.

She has all these cute still shots from the video on her Flickr, too, it is soo cool!

She also has been working on some incredible work for Plush You (click to read her interview), and wow, I am amazed once again!!!

Happy Friday, everyone!!!