My new book is finally here! SO excited to let you know about Zakka Sewing! It's a book of the cutest and most sophisticated, authentic zakka projects -- all made by Japanese designers and translated by my book partner, Chika Mori.
The projects are great - see more pix below - but what I like best about the book is the Zakka Facts we uncovered for each project - little bits of information about Japanese culture that explain, enhance and enliven the objects and give you a little window into the fascinating world of Japanese life and crafts.
The photographer for the book is Yoko Inoue - she's Japanese and living in NYC. And the photo stylist is Yuki Matsuo - also Japanese and in NY. Yuki has also been the photo stylist on several books in Japan, so you'll see how closely the images compare to actual Japanese craft books that we all love.
I started this book to bring real Jcrafts in English to the millions of people who love them - I hope you like the book. I'd love to hear your thoughts and see what you make from the book. You can find the book at Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Borders and at Booksense member stores.
Leave a comment below about why you love Japanese crafts between now and Friday 9/5 midnight PT, and I'll pick a random winner and give away a free book!