big white box full of paper



this is the paper store i trekked to the other day to buy paper for this project.  all i did when i got there was get overwhelmed with all those colours and buy some paper which i've since realized won't do because it buckles when printed.  this being my first project with my gocco i'm still figuring out what works.  the takeo paper company showroom in chiyoda-ku is a big white box where all the paper samples are laid out on tables for your perusal and all the walls are made up of draws where paper is kept.  being able to see the full range of colours and touch the full range of surfaces seems like it should be wonderful but i just got confused (possibly my brain had melted a little on the way there).  anyway, i like how you can peek into the area where the bigger sheets are kept and it looks like the real world; wooden and metal shelves and labels written by hand and stuck on with sticky tape.  people must be so annoying for architects....

3 comments:

felicity said...

how cool - i understand your overwhelmedness, it almost requires a visit of play and consideration before you take anything home....if only they gave sample swatches like fabrics stores do....

Hello Sandwich said...

wow it looks so beautiful! I want to visit this shop. do you by chance recall the name? ha ha yeah you are right - people must indeed be annoying for designers! xxx
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anna said...

Hello Hello Sandwich!
it's takeo paper company. this is their chiyoda-ku showroom:

http://www.takeo.co.jp/site/shop/central/index.html

they also have a smaller location close to omotesando that is lovely too. it's a big wooden box full of paper.