ELCOME WE ARE EXCITED TO SHARE WITH YOU OUR NEWEST PROJECT:
THE ONE OF A KIND MAGAZINE. In talking with many of you we learned that you wanted to hear more about the interests, stories, and lives behind the One of a Kind Show & Sale. Creativity drives everything we do here at One of a Kind. Through this publication, we hope to give you a glimpse of the people, places, and ideas that inspire us. It should come as no surprise that our team also shares a passion and respect for all things handmade. We are motivated everyday by the talent and energy of our artisans and on the following pages, we want to share with you more about who they are and what they do. We know that our fellow One of a Kind visitors and fans also embrace this mentality, so why not share with us your One of a Kind experience? Got a favourite artisan? A favourite memory from the Show? Tell us, and we would love to feature your stories in our upcoming issues! We hope you will enjoy the first issue of the One of a Kind Magazine. For more about us, and our exhibitors, be sure to check out our blog over at our website, www.oneofakindshow.com. Best wishes,
Patti Stewart Show Director, One of a Kind Show & Sale Cover Image: Tezukuri-ichi, Kyoto , Japan . All photos included in this publication are courtesy of the artisans and owners, unless otherwise noted.
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HANDMADE AROUND THE WORLD: HYAKUMANBEN TEZUKURI ICHI, KYOTO, JAPAN
ONE OF A KIND CALENDAR
LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THINK DROP US A NOTE AT JANICE@ONEOFAKINDSHOW.COM CONTRIBUTORS: THE ONE OF A KIND SHOW TEAM ; EDITOR: JANICE LEUNG
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In each issue, One of a Kind Show Director, Patti Stewart will share one of her favourite purchases from the Show. Photo: Janice Leung
PATTI'S PICKS ni LOVE MY NECKLACES AND BRACELETS FROM CORRINE ANESTOPOULOS OF BIKO. I WEAR THEM PRACTICALLY EVERYDAY."
Met al Sculpture by James Kennedy
Moleski ne journals with ha nd-print ed cove rs by Margaret Rankin
CLASS ACT Hit the books this fall for style inspirations that will land you on the honour roll! As we preview collegiate cool products handmade by our exhibitors (you can find them all at the 2012 One of a Kind Christmas Show), the team at One of a Kind also reveals their favourite (and not so favourite) school memories!
Yves Lenouvel of Yves' Drop
Cu fflinks by Tamara Kronls & Kathryn Dleroff of Studio1098 Bag by Cindy Cantin of Ccomme ca
Our Bilingual Exhibitor Relations and Recruitment Manager, Valerie Roy is always up for an adventure. So when fisherman and One of a Kind exhibitor Arnie Hengstler of The Fishery Seafoods invited us to go crabbing with his team, we took up the chance and sent Valerie to Salt Spring Island, British Columbia. Here is her adventure in pictures.
7 AM: Boarding the small hydroplane from Vancouver to Salt Spring Island for a crabbing adventure with Arnie Hengstler and his assistant Dave Davies.
As we landed on the water, my ride (Arnie 's boat) was already there! Arnie and Dave welcomed me with a warm smile and some fishing clothes. I changed in the cafe near the marina, grabbed a hot coffee as it was a wet and cold morning, and off we went on our crabbing day. The water and scenery was breathtaking. I was taking it all in while I discovered how to crab. I learned the ins and outs of crabbing, such as how big the crab has to be in order to be fished out or that the female species (pictured on the next page) have to be put back into the water to ensure the proper reproduction cycle. After we were done getting and emptying all the cages that were set out by Arnie and Dave prior to our trip, Arnie took us out to his lovely home for a crab lunch . Although I am not a big seafood person, I must admit, it was delicious. My mom, who is a chef and a big seafood lover, would be very disappointed if I told her I did not have any crab! 4 PM: Arnie drove us back to the marina where we hopped on the hydroplane heading back to Vancouver. This time, I sat beside the pilot (yes I did!) reminiscing what an amazing day I had.
HERE IS ARNIE'S FAVOURITE ASIAN INSPIRED CRAB RECIPE:
BLACK BEAN CRAB INGREDIENTS • • • • • • • • • • •
2 large crabs, cleaned, cut and cracked 1 tbsp vegetable oil 1 cup/250 ml canned black beans, drained 1/2 cup sake 2 cloves of garlic 2 or 3 green onions, chopped 1/4 tbsp fresh ginger, finely chopped 1 tbsp soy sauce 1 tsp sugar 1 tsp Asian style chili sauce Salt & pepper to taste
DIRECTIONS Soak black beans in sake overnight. Stir fry green onions, ginger and garlic in hot oil for 2 minutes. Add the crab and black bean mixture into the wok, stir to make sure all pieces are coated evenly. Then add soy sauce, salt, pepper, sugar, and chili sauce. Cook for about 10 minutes or until the flesh is firm and translucent.
SPECIAL THANKS To Arnie and Dave for this special adventure! For more info about The Fishery Seafoods, please visit www.thefishery.ca. Be sure to drop by their booth and say hi at the 2012 One of a Kind Christmas Show, November 22 to December 2 at the Direct Energy Centre.
HANDMADE AROUND THE WORLD
HYAKUMANBEN TEZUKURI ICHI KYOTO, JAPAN PHOTOS AND STORY: JANICE LEUNG
THE OBJECTIVE WAS SIMPLE: TO CREATE A MEETING PLACE WHERE KYOTO RESIDENTS COULD SHOP FOR HANDMADE GOODS FROM LOCAL ARTISANS UNDER THE CRISP BLUE SKIES.
To realize this vision, Kiyoshi Enomoto and Tsukasa Usui organized the first Hyakumanben Tezukuri lchi at Chion-ji Temple in Kyoto, Japan on April 15, 1987. When I visited Tezukuri lchi on April15, 2012, it was a beautiful spring day-the sky was clear and the cherry blossoms were in full bloom. The outdoor venue was packed shortly after the market opened. From this reception, it was apparent that community support for the event has not faded in the 25 years since the first Tezukuri lchi was held. If you find yourself in Kyoto, don't miss this charming destination to experience a slice of DIY creativity from one of Japan's most culturally enriched cities.
I<ARAMUITO Ceramicist and felt artist Chie Koma creates a wonderfully whimsical series of "Girl Brooches" using the needle felting technique. Each of her design features a popular hairstyle from young women in Japan . I couldn 't help but purchase one of her pieces-this stylish maven showcasing the odango (top knot) hairdo'! To see more of Chie's work, visit
The market is held on the 15th of every month from 8am to 4pm
Hyakumanben Chion-ji Temple , 103 Tanaka Monzencho, Sakyo-ku , Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, 606-8225, Japan
Free to enter
From Kyoto Station , board the 206 Kyoto City Bus and get off at Hyakumanben (i3JJ~) . From Hyakumanben, either walk north along Higashi Oji Dori until you reach the temple, or walk east along lmadegawa Dori and turn left at Chion-ji Temple.
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www.tedukuri-ichi.com (Japanese only)
Get there early if the 15th happens to be a Saturday or Sunday Not in town on the 15th? Visit the sister show at Umekoji Park (15 minute walk from Kyoto Station) on the first Saturday of every month Pick up a Kyoto City Bus All Day Pass for 짜500 (Adult). This one day pass will take you to Chion-ji Temple, and many other worthwhile attractions like the Path of Philosophy, Kiyomizudera and Ginkakuji. For more info, please visit www.city.kyoto .jp/ koho/ eng/access/ transport.html
Made with vintage book covers, these notebooks are perfect for jotting down your favourite exhibitors! Notebooks by Margi Laurin
ALL ARTISANS FEATURED ON THIS PAGE WILL BE EXHIBITING AT THE 2012 ONE OF A KIND CHRISTMAS SHOW!
This super helpful app provides a list of commonly used Japanese phrases right at your fingertips! Here's a head start: How much is it? lkura desu ka Thank You! Arigatou gozaimasu The Japanese Phrasebook iPhone app by Lonely Planet
Bring money, since most vendors accept cash only! Coin purse by Alison Lovell of Lovell Designs
A tote bag to carry all your handmade finds! This one gives a nice shout-out to our home and native land! Tote by Avril Loreti
This colourful pair of walking shoes will help you navigate the market with style and comfort! Handmade leather shoes by Philippe Tissier of Atelier de Cuir Philamain
HOW DID THE TWO OF YOU MEET? B: Claudia (from Claudia Schulz Hats) and I met at the One of a Kind Show, we were neighbours. We immediately liked each other's work as we both love lines and curves. WHAT SPARKED THE COLLABORATION? B: The collaboration came naturally as we both have the same aesthetics and fall for the same silhouettes. Claudia uses different accesories for her hats and I thought porcelain would be interesting to mix with felt. TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE FINAL PROJECT. C: Basma from ceramik b. came up with the idea of making porcelain buttons and mailed a few different options to me in Vancouver. My process for designing the hat often starts with finding an accessory, in this case Basma's buttons, and building the hat around it. I designed a cloche shape hat made out of wool felt, working with the overall elliptical shape of the buttons and the hat. The buttons are extremely thin and light. The button holes are a bit wider apart and I used orange stitching which is quite visible and creates a nice thin line.
HOW IS WORKING WITH ANOTHER ARTISAN DIFFERENT FROM WORKING ALONE? C: I think in order to do a collaboration with another artist it is essential to be compatible in your work. Basma from ceramik b. shares in her work the same aesthetics I do: minimalism, simple lines and shapes. We both worked in our mediums and trusted each other with the outcome. ANY PLANS FOR FUTURE COLLECTION? C: Nothing concrete at the moment, but for sure we will work on new pieces in the future.
CLAUDIA SCHULZ BASMA OSAMA For more about hat designer Claudia Schulz (left), visit www.claudiaschulz.com
WATCH CLAUDIA AT WORK IN HER STUDIO
For more about ceramicist Basma Osama (right), visit www.ceramikb.com
HOW DID THE TWO OF YOU MEET? WHAT SPARKED THE COLLABORATION? L: At the 2011 One of a Kind Christmas Show, I was covering the show for the Style at Home blog. I was really drawn to Shannon's fabrics (from coucou salut), so I stopped by to introduce myself. During that conversation, it occurred to both of us that a collaboration would be a great idea . We spoke via email following that and planned the collection by sending photos and sketches back and forth . At the 2012 Spring Show, where we were both exhibiting, Shannon brought some samples of the fabric and ink colours for us to discuss. After that it was back to emails to finish planning the collection. TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE FINAL PROJECT. L: Some of the prints were from Shannon's past work and some were newly designed for this collection . We both wanted the collection to have a modern, Scandinavian vibe and we struggled with the colour selection before landing on the simple, yet striking, black, white and green combo. We love that's it's so fresh! Shannon hand printed her designs onto 100% natural linen, using water based, eco-friendly dyes. She then shipped me the fabric and I got to work on constructing the lamp shades and adhering the fabric. Once they were finished, I shot and created the lookbook and listed the shades in my online store. HOW IS WORKING WITH ANOTHER ARTISAN DIFFERENT FROM WORKING ALONE? L: I can't speak for Shannon, but I found it to be a really good experience. Sometimes when you're too close to your own work, you can't see the obvious solution, but when you have another creative brain, invested in the success of the project, you suddenly have someone to bounce ideas off of until you reach the best solution. S: I agree that working with Lia (from Mod Pieces) was a fun and rewarding experience. Lamp shades are a new product for me, so it was interesting and challenging to conceptualize how my fabrics would work in this format. The end result was very exciting; when I completed the fabric, I sent it off to Lia for her to work her magic, so it wasn't until the final reveal that I saw how everything came together. It was better than I could have imagined and made all of the effort so completely worthwhile!
ANY PLANS FOR FUTURE COLLECTION? L: We haven't discussed any plans to collaborate again, but I would certainly love to. I am planning future collections with fellow One of a Kind artisans Avril Loreti , Nicole Tarasick and Evann Frisque. All of these collections are set to be released this year as well. The One of a Kind Show turned out to be a great place to spark ideas with likeminded, creative individuals. I'm so happy to have met and to be working with such talented ladies!
LIAFAGAN SHANNON ADOLPH For more about vintage lamp stylist Lia Fagan (left), visit www.modpieces.ca For more about textile artist Shannon Adolph (right), visit www.coucousalut.com
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STUDIO STORIES Since most of the work on my hats is handwork, I am in the unique position that my studio is somewhat portable. While I work for most of the year out of my studio in the attic of my house in Toronto, I move the whole operation to a cottage in Port Ryerse (between Port Dover and Long Point) for the whole summer. My family and fellow cottagers are very used to seeing me at the beach, with a giant bag of wool hats, doing handwork all day. Here is a photo of some hats drying in the sun in front of Lake Erie. In 2010, I spent five months living in Paris with my husband, who is French. I took a giant pile of wool and hats with me to work on there, and whenever we had visitors coming over from Canada, they would be sent home with a bag of finished hats. That year I wondered if I should change the label on my hats from "Made in Canada" to "Made by a Canadian".
PHOTO & QUOTE BY JULIE SINDEN SAY HI TO JULIE AT THE 2012 ONE OF A KIND CHRISTAMS SHOW FOR MORE INFO, VISIT WWW.IULIESINDEN.COM
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