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Eclectic East Feather Baubles

feather finalAs promised yesterday, here is our DIY how-to for our super funky feather baubles.

You will need…..

  • Clear glass or plastic baubles
  • Colourful feathers
  • Colourful tape or string for hanging
  • A chopstick!

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How to…..feather 1a

Start by removing the hanging stand from your baubles and pull the feathers off the tape, selecting the colours that you want to use.

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feather 3Carefully insert the feathers into the baubles, pushing inside with a chopstick. You can use the chopstick to poke them about and make the arrangement look nice.

Once you have put in all the feathers that you want to, put back the hanger stand and add a colourful tape to hang the baubles.

feather final2Hang on your tree with the other baubles that you made from yesterday’s post and enjoy your Eclectic East christmas!

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Shosa by No No Yes – Leather origami wallet

Here at Eclectic East, we love the excitement of coming across an innovative brand creating beautiful products. So when we found the shosa wallets from Japanese brand No No Yes we knew we had to share it with you.

shosa_by_nonoyesNo No Yes was created by designers Taichiro Hashimoto and Makoto Kawamura in 2006. They put together their passion for design and their love of leather to create a clothing and accessories brand which specialises in Leather. They chose leather because of it’s longevity but also because it gave them the chance to use traditional craftsmanship to create unique products that used contemporary styling together with age old processes.

shosa-leather-card-case (1)Their Shosa (meaning wallet in Japanese) range cleverly utilises the Japanese paper folding techniques of origami to create wallets from a single piece of leather. Innovation, style, tradition and exquisite craftmanship all rolled into one – simply stunning.

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shosa-leather-short-walletWe found our Shosa in Konzepp in Sheung Wan in Hong Kong. Click on the No No Yes link above for a stockist in your area.

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Hong Kong Mini Malls – Eclectic Wardrobe Heaven

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Hidden in the concrete jungle of some of Hong Kong’s busiest shopping districts (and I really mean busy!) are what we call Honkies’ call mini malls. They are small, badly lit and sometimes hard to find, but here you will feast upon some of the newest trends and most exciting fashion and accessories. Bursting with independent retailers with product sourced from all over asia. Each boutique focuses on a different theme, some stock their own designs of apparel or handmade shoes, some bring in the hottest looks from Korea and others focus on more understated Japanese pieces. Whatever you fancy, there is always something to inspire you. Here are some images from my latest mini mall adventure.

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Handmade shoes from Korea.

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Not so handmade shoes from Korea!

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A local Hong Kong designer creates a collection using the same dress in multiple prints – one for everyday of the week, what’s not to love!

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For similar adventures visit Island Beverly, La Foret and Apple Mall in Causeway Bay. You could even get yourself a HK$60.00 Manicure while you are about it – neon nails anyone?!