Monthly Archives: September 2011

Chiho Aoshima

Chiho Aoshima
Chiho Aoshima, born 1974 in Tokyo, is a Japanese pop artist who uses graphics softwares and modern printers to create detailed and complex images of surreal worlds with humans, animals and hybridized creatures.
Aoshima’s works are part of the Superflat movement that was founded in Japan by Takashi Murakami. Superflat describes the simplified and explicit two-dimensional artistic style of the Japanese Manga-culture. Furthermore this concept characterises the younger generation of artists in Japan, whose projects deliberately violate the traditional borders between “high” and popular art. Chiho Aoshima combines elements of computer-animated illustartions and Manga with influences of traditional Japanese woodcut. She collaborated with Issey Miyake in 2003, with her artwork featured in the spring/summer collection.



My work feels like strands of my thoughts that have flown around the universe before coming back to materialise.Chiho Aoshima
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This is the artwork that captured my attention. The creatures strongly remind me of Ghibli’s Kodama. The other artworks are a little kitschy for my taste but some of them are quite nice to look at.






To see more of her artworks read on!
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Wild berries, Mushrooms and Hearts

Wild berries, Mushrooms and Hearts
I don’t know what’s gotten into me, I’ve never been that keen on makeup but lately I couldn’t keep my fingers away from it. After reorganising my makeup I found my first cream blush from bobbi brown that I bought in Kyōto. Amusingly my other bobbi brown blush has disappeared.. anyway, I’m happy to have found the old one because it’s a color that really suits me! Normally I would never buy this shade because it looks awfully brownish but the lady recommended it to me and since I didn’t really know much about makeup and she seemed to know a lot about it I followed her advice. Unfortunately they don’t offer this kind of shade anymore (it’s called Stonewashed Pink) and since my little round pot blusher is coming to an end I had to look out for a similar shade and found Manhattan’s Mousse Rouge in brown.


As you can see on the picture I couldn’t resist buying other things as well. The two kitchen towels with mushroom prints and two cooking spoons with hearts were just too cute to be lef behind. Even the cashier exclaimed when she saw them.. :youreweird: Oh yes, maybe I should annotate that it wasn’t a makeup store but a supermarket where I bought these things.. :nope:
Depinding on the light the shade of the mousse rouge looks pretty different. The consistency is not as dense as a cream blush but to call it a mousse is a little overstated. I used my bobbi brown brush for liquid foundation or cream blush to apply it and it took up almost too much color. Fortunately it is easy to spread, leaves a powdery finish and blends in splendidly.


I’m wearing MAC’s Studio Fix Fluid in NW 20, Manhattan’s Cream Rouge in brown, bobbi brown eyeshadow and benefit’s Miss Popularity. The picture is taken with my phone so the quality is rather bad but I think the color of the cheeks and lips results quite good.



To see the swatches for Cover Girl’s Outlast Lipstain in wild berry wink read on!
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An autumnal Obento~

An autumnal Obento~
Wow! It’s been quite some time since my last Obento! I wasn’t in the mood for something too elaborate or cute today so it turned out quite simple but still colorful. Also, I’m excited about price-selector.us sunday! I still don’t know what I’m going to wear fot the Lolita Afternoon Tea. I hope I can go through what I have as soon as possible and make it look authentic enough. But in the end it’s about having fun with a bunch of people and I’m sure that we absolutely will!
I’m sleepy now and should go to bed so enjoy the Obento pictures and don’t get too hungry! :kitsune:


Ingredients: rice, red cabbage, white sesame, baby mais, tofu, pumpkin, catalogna, shrimps, Chikuwa and Crème fraîche
I stir-fried the red cabbage with some salt and deglazed it with rice vinegar. I finally added white sesame and a little bit of sesame oil. This vegetable goes great with Goma sauce! The pumpkin and catalogna were cooked with the rice cooker and seasoned with salt and olive oil. For the shrimps I used the usual: ginger, garlic and Katakuriko. The tofu was made in the same pan as the red cabbage but afterwards.


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