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Design Festa Vol.39 Tokyo Art Exhibition 

Happy Easter!

I have great announcement to make: I will be exhibiting at the Tokyo Design Festa again next month!

If you are around in Tokyo you should pay me a visit. This is a huge colorful and crazy exhibition and really worth to see. I will be showcasing new items for spring & summer but also showing some old favorites.

Here the details and a map so you can find me:

When: 17th & 18th May 2014

Where: Tokyo Big Sight / West Hall / 4th Floor

Booth number: I-148

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Tickets are available beforehand for ¥800 or directly at the door for ¥1000. Opening at 11am and closing 7pm.

I had some new and simple name cards printed for this event and future use.onegai kaeru name card

Have a great Easter weekend and eat a chocolate bunny for me!

Tokyo Design Festa Vol.38 (November 2013) Report

I made it!

1 month of preparation for and the exhibition itself at the Tokyo Design Festa 2013 (an art event at Tokyo Big Sight) are over.

After had a little time to calm down I want to share my experience about this time with you. This was actually my second time to exhibit at the Tokyo Design Festa this year – but let me start from the beginning:

Until Saturday I was still preparing everything for my booth display and forced myself out of bed on the big day after 5 hours of sleep. It turned out very wise, that we had loaded the car on the night before our departure.
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3 hours before this huge art event was supposed to open its doors, we arrived at the hall. (At my last exhibition I calculated only 2 hours for setup which turned out into us having an empty booth at the time of opening. So we wanted to give us more room this time.) It turned out that my ordered wall panel was not set up, so we needed to wait for the staff to fix this small mistake – then we started to design our booth.
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Even we were literally rotating since 8 am in the morning to get everything set up as quick as possible, it happened again that we were not 100% set up when the gates opened and the visitors rushed into the hall.

Here the finally finished onegai kaeru booth at it’s best:
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The “gallery”
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And our table decoration:
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Also we had something special planned for this event.
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Something fun and interactive for the visitors of the Design Festa. We asked people to draw their own original frog face on our board.

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The results will be published on our onegai kaeru Facebook and Twitter accounts in the next days and  YOU shall select the winner who will receive a present from us!

So help me and choose your favorite frog face drawing!!
(Just let me know in the comments below or directly on Facebook/Twitter.)

Let’s start with frog art:

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That was it! I hope you did not get confused and can tell me your favorite.

Since we just had a booth for a single day I had almost no chance to see all the other artists work. However I visited a few other fellow exhibitors which I knew from the last time. For example these 2 ladies from Indonesia who made it possible for me to exhibit this time.
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And some visitors told me that they had seen someone else selling tooth accessories, so I was checking out this friendly womans booth. She is working at the dentist and is making accessories with tooth implants in her free time. A very funny idea.
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Some family members and friends also visited us at the exhibition. That meant a lot to us. Thank you so much for the support.
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Here another lovely exhibitor who purchased my leather wing choker. I appreciate every single customer.
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I would like to thank all people who have visited our booth at the Tokyo Design Festa this year and everyone who supports us with positive energy! Thank you so much!

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And don’t forget to vote for your favorite frog face. I am looking forward to the result!

onegai kaeru at TOKYO DESIGN FESTA Vol.38 (2013/11/03)

Yeeeeehaaaaaa! Ladies and Gents!

I have a great announcement to make:

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If that wasn’t already clear enough, I will explain it to you now.

This spring I already joined the marvelous and huge art exhibition in Tokyo called ‘Design Festa’. (You might have read about it in my report here already.) A small booth was mine for a full weekend and I got the chance to meet many fun people and be part of this crazy colorful event.

Luckily I could get a booth (and a even bigger one!!) for the next design event as well, so you can come and pay me a visit!

Save the date:

BOOTH No.: F-191  (1st floor) at TOKYO BIG SIGHT

ONLY on SUNDAY 3rd of November 2013

++Careful!!! I will have the booth only for one day on Sunday and am not available the whole weekend! ++

Here is the map where you can find me:Design Festa Map onegai kaeru Vol.38 2013

As I told you – we have an even bigger booth than last time and are planning a fun event to participate – so why don’t you invite your friends and visit us on the 3rd of November at our booth? (And I don’t want to hear such lame excuses like ‘Japan is so far’ and blabla. – Just come!) Haha!

See you soon – at the Tokyo Design Festa Vol.38!

Tokyo Design Festa 2013 Report

I am done!

Finally I finished my weekend at the Tokyo Design Festa 2013.
I have to admit it was quite a little tough – but let me start from the beginning.

On the 18./19. of May my husband and I rolled out of bed in the early morning and squeezed ourselves through the trains with our voluminous luggage.
The most tools and products were fitting in my suitscase, the pipes for our wall were carried by my other half and the phonecases were hanging in a seperate bag on my shoulder.

Of course I thought 2 hours would be way enough for setting up our booth and having a relxed breakfast…
And there was I: At 11am with a naked table, while the first visitors ran in the hall.
I was sweating and the morning was just super stressful. Plus I didn’t eat nearly the whole day.

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Tokyo Design Festa 2013

Against my expectations there weren’t so many visitors on Saturday. And the people passing by my booth were not crazily ripping the products from my table to exchange them with money.
Shocking! I worked several months without participating in human interactions and any relaxation to stock enough goods for this event and then.. not many customers.
Depressive thoughts overwhelmed me and I wanted to faint. With the closing of the doors at 7pm I was quite happy that the day was over. My whole body hurtet from standing and my eyes were tired.

On Sunday morning I forced myself out of the bed at the same time. I felt as if I would have been hard drinking all night. No energy, just worn out.
My husband was coaching me from the side while we sat on the train to the Tokyo Big Sight venue. I was tired after the first day, but pushed all my energy reserves to produce a smile.

After our arrival we rearranged our table display and cheered us up with positive thoughts. I felt more relaxed on the 2nd day.
Since I somehow knew after the first day how it feels to have a booth, I greeted the first visitors with more confidence.

Tokyo Design Festa 2013

Tokyo Design Festa 2013

Tokyo Design Festa 2013

Tokyo Design Festa 2013

Tokyo Design Festa 2013

Tokyo Design Festa 2013

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