Thursday, 3 November 2011

Hiya Zakka

 Ever heard of Zakka?

Here's the definition from wikipedia:

"Zakka (from the Japanese 'zak-ka'(雑貨)or 'many things') is a fashion and design phenomenon that has spread from Japan throughout Asia. The term refers to everything and anything that improves your home, life and appearance. It is often based on household items from the West that are regarded as kitsch in their countries of origin, but it can also be Japanese goods, mainly from the fifties, sixties, and seventies. In Japan there are also so-called Asian zakka stores; that usually refers to Southeast Asia. The interest in Nordic design or Scandinavian design, both contemporary and past, is also part of this zakka movement. Zakka can also be contemporary handicraft."

 Well to me Zakka are handmade, simplistic designs be it in clothes or any household decorative item, that although simple, add a touch of whimsy as a whole.

And to think i stumbled upon a Zakka store in my hometown of Johor Bahru. Here's what the store looks like. All photos grabbed from their Facebook page.

See what i mean by whimsical? I want my house /room to look like that!

And this is what i bought from the darling shop:

I could not resist the yummy food stuff in the tiny jars. And best of all RM10 for 3 jars.

The shop is located at KSL City, Johor Bahru.

Here's the full address and contact:
07 3313209 
L1-75, KSL City, Johor Bahru. 
Opens from 10am-10pm everyday.

Ps: I am in no way affiliated to them. I just found the stuff there to be really cute!I wish i could make my own miniature sweets and pastries.


Mimi said...

I used to love looking at Zakka's Taiwan website! Their stuffs are so cute and innovative! Too bad they do not ship to the USA:(

saltvinegar said...

He he i guess in due time someone will ship to the US..


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