Horrorwood is Jack Hankins, a British illustrator and paper toy designer currently living in Japan.
Jack likes to draw nasty beasts of all varieties.
A more detailed profile can be found here

You can contact the artist at info(at)horrorwood.info or through the contact page.

Posts tagged "Shops"

Bosca

去年、僕の知り合いのハマさんから高松市内にレストランを開くことに決めたと聞かされた。
なんと、運良くその場所は僕の家から歩いて3分の所になった。
この数ヶ月間、僕達は殆ど毎日ストーカーのように、ハマさんの店の前を通って、様子をチェックした。
何も無い状態から、素敵なレストランへの変身を見て来た。電気からインテリアまで、ハマさんと彼の仲間が全部作って、ビックリする位プロフェッショナル!

洋食屋「BOSCA」は先週開店した。お祝いに僕は上のイラストを描いた。
早速家族で食べに行って、いくつかのメニューを楽しんだ。
ハマさんは以前多度津でお店をしていて、オムライスがとても有名で週末は行列ができていたらしい。
そのオムライスは新店でも超目玉商品だ。相変わらずメチャクチャおいしかった。
値段もお手ごろで、大食いの方でも満足できると思う。
店の詳細は下記。

洋食屋BOSCA
ランチ:11:00~14:30
ディナー:17:00~22:30
Tel:087-816-8680
高松市松福町1丁目3-43 101号

At the end of last year, an aquaintance of mine Hama-san decided to open a small restaurant in Takamatsu, and to our delight we discovered that he had chosen to rent a shop literally 3 minutes walk from our house.

Over the last few months we did almost daily “walk-bys” to see how the shop was progressing. We watched as Hama-san and a few helpers transformed a very plain shop interior into a cosy restaurant. Everything was done without outside help; from the lighting to the plumping etc.

Hama-san’s new restaurant “Bosca” officially opened last week, and in celebration I decided to do an illustration for the shop (see above).

Details for the shop can also be found above. We have already sampled a few dishes off the menu and can heartily recommend Bosca for tasty and very reasonable food and a good selection of drinks. Big eaters will also not be disappointed. Hama-san’s Omu-Rice was famous at his last restaurant, drawing crowds from around the prefecture, and thankfully he has kept that at the top of the menu.

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Shodoshima alive and well

お盆休みは妻のNaokoのおばあちゃんの住む小豆島に毎年行きます。
そして、小豆島町にあるフォレスト酒蔵森國ギャラリーへお茶をしに行って来ました。
森國酒造は小豆島で唯一の酒造で、Umieドラゴンファクトリーのプロデュースのもと、最近ギャラリー兼カフェをオープンした注目スポットらしく、行きたいなぁと思っていました。
ラッキーなことにNaokoのおじいちゃんの家の近所。
ギャラリーは小民家風で落ち着ける感じで、いい感じ。気に入りました。
2階も見れるらしく、上がっていくとそこには可愛いバッグと妖怪の絵が!
バッグは小豆島出身のYuccoさんのブランドThingsのもの。
お盆の間のみの特別展『心具素ワゴコロ展其の弐』をされていました。
ThingsのバッグはNaokoが前に新聞で読んで、気になっていたのに、展示会を見逃してしまったブランドでした。
ホームページまでチェックしてたNaokoはすぐに分かったらしい。
皮を使用した、ハンドメイドの素敵なバッグ。
デザインがおもしろい。クオリティも凄い!
Yuccoさんは小豆島の土庄町にアトリエがあるそうです。
また高松市にあるQuench Cafeで展示会をするらしいので、見逃せません。
Naokoはお金持ちになったらThingsのバッグをいっぱい買いたいと妄想していました・・・。

Every year over the Obon holiday we visit Naoko’s relatives on the beautiful Shodo island. This time while we were there we decided to go for coffee at the newly opened Forest Sakegura Morikuni Gallery.

Morikuni is famous as the sole sake maker on Shodo island, and recently one of their old out-buildings was converted into a gallery/cafe designed by Takamatsu-based Umie and Dragon Factory. We had been curious to visit Morikuni since it opened and luckily it is within walking distance of Naoko’s grandparents’ place.

The whole building has the relaxed atmosphere of a traditional Japanese house. On the second floor there is a small gallery space and when we climbed the stairs we were greeted by a range of handmade crafts and bags, and also paintings of monsters – so something to satisfy both of our tastes.

The bags were made by Shodo artist Yucco under her “Things” label. The display was part of a special exhibition that was only running during the Obon period. Naoko had previously read about the “Things” bags in the paper, and was keen to see them for herself, but unfortunately had missed Yucco’s previous exhibition. Having seen pictures of the bags on Yucco’s homepage she soon recognized the display at Morikuni.

Yucco’s bags are all handmade from leather and other materials, with great attention to detail and are of a very high quality. Yucco herself was there and she told us that she now has her own workshop in Tonosho on Shodo. She is planning to have another exhibition soon at Quench Cafe in Takamatsu, which is right near our house so we have no excuse to miss it this time. Naoko says that if we ever come into any money she intends to purchase a whole set of “Things” bags…

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Peek a Boo Yah

This week Mrs. Matsuoka found our first T-shirt wholesale customer in the form of� Toppe Sogawa. Toppe runs a children’s boutique clothing store called Peek a Boo Yah in New York gallery in Kitahama (Takamatsu).

Though we had not really thought that much about the kids’ market, after having a look around Toppe’s store we were struck by the variety and quality of the children’s clothing he had selected. His policy is to stock products from abroad that have not yet made it to Japan or unique items made by local designers.

Peek a Boo Yah focuses on high quality, natural materials and small runs, rather than the mass produced products that are readily available these days. Apparently he really took a liking to our shirts as they fitted all the above criteria.

The store itself is housed in a converted warehouse next to the one where we held our Gravity art show back in March. It is a wonderful little area and the store itself is exactly the kind of place we were looking for to display our products.

Hopefully this will lead to a long and fruitful relationship. I have already begun thinking about some designs aimed at children and suitable for clothing that size.

The highlight of the day came when a grandfather bought his grandson one of my Skullboy shirts while we were in the shop. It is good to know that some kid will now be strutting around town wearing one of my horrific shirts.

今週の大ニュース!松岡さんの商談のお陰で僕達のTシャツを販売してくれるお店が見つかった!
高松市の北浜アリー・NYギャラリー内の子供服・靴のセレクトショップ『Peek a Boo Yah』。

実は、子供服のマーケットはあんまり考えていなかった。でも『Peek a Boo Yah』店内を見せてもらったときは衝撃的だった。
オーナーの十川さん(Toppe)が自らセレクトしたバラエティー溢れる可愛い子供服の質の良さにビックリ!
Toppeさんの商品選びのポリシーは基本的には日本ではなかなか手に入らない海外の商品、そして国内(あるいは地元デザイナーによる)のユニークなもの。
Peek a Boo Yah』は大企業によるいつでもどこでも手に入る大量生産的なものではなく、小さいながらも良質なものや自然� 材を使ったものを厳選している。
そんなこだわりを持つToppeさんが僕達のTシャツを大変気に入ってくれたと聞き、本当に嬉し~い!

北浜アリーにある『Peek a Boo Yah』は僕達が3月にThe Art of Gravity展を開催した建物のすぐ近くにある。
北浜エリア自体とってもお洒落でカッコよく、『Peek a Boo Yah』も本当に可愛いくて素敵なお店で、こんなところでTシャツを置いて頂けるなんて、まさしく僕が夢に描いていた場所そのもの!

このことがきっかけで、今後も一緒にお仕事ができればいいなぁと思ってる。
既に子供用の小さいサイズに合う次のデザインを考え始めてる。

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