Tokyo Love

May 17, 2013

The last time I went to Lisbon I arranged to do a little visit to my friend Isabel, who runs a little shop called Amores de Tóquio (may be be translated as Tokyo Loves), near the flea market. She is the creative force behind it – every single object in the shop has been hand picked by Isabel, and the majority handmade by her own hands. I took some photos of the shop and some of the details (there are too many to show here, going in there is a real feast for the eyes!) as I think it’s the kind of thing my Blogland friends would like to see.

I’ve met Isabel for the first time through mutual friends and at the time she used to run stalls at craft fairs and I loved her stuff since the very beginning. I’m not surprised that the business grew as she is so very talented and the objects she produces are very pretty. She is clearly inspired by Japanese aesthetics and particularly origami, something I find myself drawn to.

Here I am with Isabel, in her shop. You can see the lovely hat I left with, handmade using Japanese fabric.

If you ever find yourselves in Lisbon, don’t forget to pay Isabel a visit and see what is new in the shop (it is one of the shops around the old fruit market, right in the centre of the flea market). You can always see what’s new online on the Facebook and blog pages.

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  • Reply PinkCheetahVintage May 17, 2013 at 12:34

    Very cool shop!
    Becky 🙂

  • Reply SACRAMENTO May 17, 2013 at 13:54

    What a fun place to visit, Sara.
    I am also fascinated by all things Japanese.

  • Reply Connie* May 17, 2013 at 19:11

    Such an adorable shop. I’m actually obsessed with Japanese magazines. They are so expensive here in the states but sometimes I save up my pennies and buy one for a treat. BTW, I love your eyeliner. It looks so beautiful. What kind do you use??? Beauty tips please 🙂

  • Reply Clare May 19, 2013 at 22:15

    Wow, love the look of that shop. Loads of fabulous little things. The hat is fantastic,z

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