SHOP has opened :D

SHOP IS NOW OPEN!  Orders in November will come with our Original Gift.  Shipping/Handling within US is included.

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Etsy store has opened.

GumHeaets Etsy Store has opened. Please stop by https://www.etsy.com/shop/GumHeartsProject  for boxed Greeting cards.

Currently working to open  web store on this site, niizeki hiromi.com,  by the end of October with originally designed usable art such as organic cotton bags, tattoo stickers.

Please revisit for unique holiday gift. If you have any questions, please contact me from "contact"page. Thanks:D

Each greeting card comes with a white envelope. Blank inside.

Each greeting card comes with a white envelope. Blank inside.

Greeting cards with multiple GumHearts. 

Greeting cards with multiple GumHearts. 

QAI17

What Dwelling means to you?  A space could be divided into this side and the other side by a piece of wall. What dose this side mean to you? What about the other side?  

When I still lived in my parents house that was a newly built large modern house in suburban Tokyo, I did not enjoy being there.  It was such a great feeling to live in my own old small studio apartment with sharing vault toilet.  You never know what makes someone happy.

ぺらぺらの紙切れで空間を区切ってみる。あっち側とこっち側。 あなたにとってこっち側はどんな意味がある? あっち側は? 東京郊外で新築のそこそこ大きな実家に住んでいたけれど、20歳の頃、汲み取り共同トイレの小さなアパートに引っ越した。親の立場になれば色々思うことはあるけれど、私の立場になって思えるのは私だけなので。引っ越してよかった。その数年後には、日本を出てしまったわけだけれど。

Over two decades ago, I started to collect junkmails to make handmade paper mache. Plastic windows are bi-products of it. The nature of the material: transparency, strength, flexibility, sound, colors and designs which reflect the envelopes’ original purposes, has led me continue my investigation. 20年以上前、頼みもしないのに毎日届くジャンクメールを使って、紙粘土を作っていました。その副産物として生まれたのが、宛先を見せるための窓。軽いのに意外と丈夫、情報保護のためのデザイン、そして良い音を出してくれます。紙粘土より、窓の方が使いたい機会が増えて来ちゃいました。

Over two decades ago, I started to collect junkmails to make handmade paper mache. Plastic windows are bi-products of it. The nature of the material: transparency, strength, flexibility, sound, colors and designs which reflect the envelopes’ original purposes, has led me continue my investigation. 20年以上前、頼みもしないのに毎日届くジャンクメールを使って、紙粘土を作っていました。その副産物として生まれたのが、宛先を見せるための窓。軽いのに意外と丈夫、情報保護のためのデザイン、そして良い音を出してくれます。紙粘土より、窓の方が使いたい機会が増えて来ちゃいました。

All insides of envelopes create interior of the dwelling. Most of windows show their original security camouflage design as their frame. If you could be at the site, would hear the sound the windows make. 情報保護のための内側面を合わせてこっち側を作りました。あっち側から見れば、こっちがあっち側です。

All insides of envelopes create interior of the dwelling. Most of windows show their original security camouflage design as their frame. If you could be at the site, would hear the sound the windows make. 情報保護のための内側面を合わせてこっち側を作りました。あっち側から見れば、こっちがあっち側です。

QAI event went to 4pm. My project has extended till 8pm with potable lights. Yoko and Mayuko, Thank you for your great support till late this night. ライト持参で、夜の公園にしばらくいることにしました。付き合ってくれた、まゆこさん、ヨーコさん、感謝です。

QAI event went to 4pm. My project has extended till 8pm with potable lights. Yoko and Mayuko, Thank you for your great support till late this night. ライト持参で、夜の公園にしばらくいることにしました。付き合ってくれた、まゆこさん、ヨーコさん、感謝です。

It is great to be able to participate QAI17, Queens wide Public Art Event as my 4th year. Thank you. Yvonne Shortt, for your great effort to make it happen again.

It is great to be able to participate QAI17, Queens wide Public Art Event as my 4th year. Thank you. Yvonne Shortt, for your great effort to make it happen again.

Come over Queens! Queens Art Intervention 2017. Tomorrow, Sat, 12-7pm.

DWELLING WITH THOUSAND WINDOWS: Sep.23, Sat, 12-7pm. Simply come over to Murray Playground on 21st Street x 45th Ave, Long Island City, NY. ( Take 7train to Court Sq station. E/M/G lines won’t stop at this station this weekend) or come with used window envelopes if you have any.  We will be working on a green circle under the trees right inside from 21st Street entrance. Starting around noon, help me building dwelling, put rope between trees and hung large window drapes with balance. Walk in and out of the see-through window walls. See other side. Go to the other side. What dwelling means to you. Write/Draw about it. Leave your note for Queens Art Intervention exhibit at Queens Museum in December.  

For updated info during the event, Check my Instagram  and/or  Facebook

And don’t forget to visit 11 other sites in Queens!

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Take 7 line to Court Sq station. E/M/G lines won’t stop at this station this weekend.

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Bushwick today with jet lag!

GumHearts Project Store is participating Japan Fes in Bushwick, in front of Myrtle/Wycliffe Ave station/L-line, till 6pm. Don't miss Ramen contest :D

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GumHearts Project is right in front of Liberty Department Store!

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8th Ave は、ペデストリアンパラダイス?!

Times Square から10ブロック位(?)、歩行者天国です。 いつもは車だらけの道を封鎖して「歩行者天国」って言う、浮かれた感じの良い英語は無いか。。。。と、隣でセラミック売っているよしみさんと話してて、「pedestrian paradiseじゃね?」「うんうん!!」と言うわけで。日本から戻り未だ全然時差ボケ抜けず1日に2回眠くなる状態ですが、浮かれて8th Avenueにゴロンとしてみました。着ている服も浮かれ感満ちてますねぇ。気持ち良いなぁ^_^

 

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What makes someone happy.

It is so funny.  I've been looking for simple Independedt CD player, no need air-kind, since I always have memory problem, and having hard time to find what I liked.  Recentry, a friend of mine, Margaret, just contacted me for their factory closing sale. What I really liked there was this Sony CD- Cassette tape player! Not just CD player, comes with cassette tape player!!  I have to dig my old cassette tapes, that should be somewhere here.  Feel like so nostalgic.  I LOVE THIS PLAYER SO MUCH!!  Thank you Margaret,  Thank you, Kate!!

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Mine

I have decided this Gumtote would be mine since I really like it.  Thanks:D

On G train back from Redhook, Brooklyn.  

On G train back from Redhook, Brooklyn.  

GumHearts Store at National Icecream day

It seems like national ice cream day, today and a lot of people are here Grand Bazaar, 100 W 77th, where GumHearts Store, many other hand made stores, and icecream stores today, till 6.  It's dry nice day to walk around.  Feel like icecream, GumHearts?  Come to stop by:D

I am participating in unusually luxury situation, under a tent with a large table.  Such a great experience to be able to work in shade all day.  Let's see how business goes. 

I am participating in unusually luxury situation, under a tent with a large table.  Such a great experience to be able to work in shade all day.  Let's see how business goes.