Sunday, May 18, 2008

Japanese Book

Megan brought me back an awesome book from Japan - one that teaches you how to wrap everything ( and I mean everything) in beautiful fabric.

Forget carrying ugly bags around with you - carry a beautiful bit of fabric and apparently you'll be set to carry anything! It's awesome. And like most Japanese books, the instructions are visual so my inability to read Japanese won't matter. Though I do wonder what the title of this book is.... the subtitle awesomely says "The furoshiki is functional and stylish. Your life becomes happy if you use it every day."

Here's the cover:




















Here's how you can wrap up your honey jar:



Your badminton rackets:
But really - there are some fantastic instructions in here on how to make beautiful packages that are easy to carry and look quite secure. I can't wait to try some out!

Visual instructions:







For those who are interested in trying to track down the book, its ISBN # is 978-4-416-80662-3 and the website on the book jacket is: http://www.seibundo-net.co.jp/

3 comments:

diandra said...

it's called everyday paper! yay translation in action!

burrito said...

Ah - thank you!

jojoebi said...

it's called mainichi furoshiki. mainichi is everyday and a furoshiki is the piece of fabric used to wrap things in. So... everyday fabric wraps