Recently I went to Tokyo. In my dreams. No, but I did make it to the new Daiso store which opened up in Chatswood a few weeks ago. I am a huge fan of Japanese stuff – from their amazing way with textiles, to Harajuku girls, right through to cutesy girly plastic stuff.
Here are a few things I loved but didn’t buy:
Clearly I am slightly obsessed with love hearts and the colours pink and red. What is wrong with me? Perhaps I can put it down to a deficiency of child hood. The 70’s were awash in yellow, orange, rust, red, brown, and olive. A friend mine had a deficiency of stationery in her childhood. Now when you open any drawer at her home you will find scissors, paper and pens!! I have another dear friend whose family never went on holidays (they stayed home and painted and plastered the house) – every year she and her family take a cracker of a holidays and do exactly as they please – it’s their thing.
Most things have an English label amongst a slew of Japanese characters – such as “Detergent” which apparently helps remove makeup – hmmm!
What to buy:
If you go, make sure you check out the ceramics. Also stationery; note books, pens and pencils for the kids, or big kids. Cosmetics including nail varnish – amazingly cheap. Cute gift bags and nylon shopping bags like the red and white polka dot one below – so handy. Mark went of course he found totally different stuff to me like iPhone accessories – very cheap!
Everything costs just $2.80 – so I spend $67.20 on the below essential items – whoops!
Cuteness hey? Did you pick the Polka Dot theme? Definitely deficient in my 70’s childhood – what’s the deficiency of your childhood?