Crafty Japanese Twitter user Shinobu Koyama has created some amazing designs with fabrics and materials over the past two years but it’s her latest project that’s really turning heads. Since she posted photographs of her new eye-catching accessory on Twitter, with the simple message, “I made a travel bag”, Koyama’s images have been retweeted more than 14,000 times and picked up by a number of news outlets in Japan.
The suited gent in the photo looks like he should be holding a briefcase but instead, he’s chosen to carry a bright gold-colored bag in the shape of a plump teapot.
The teapot bag is both good-looking and functional, with a reinforced handle and a zippered “lid” to keep belongings safe inside. The well-made accessory is just the latest in a long line of innovative one-off designs by the talented artist, whose collection to date includes bags, clothing, scarves, and zippered pouches.
To see more of Koyama’s works, you can follow her on Twitter or stop by her website. Currently, a number of her designs are being exhibited and sold at the ground floor library at Funatsuru Kyoto Kamogawa Resort in Kyoto.
Venue Details Funatsuru Kyoto Kamogawa Resort/鮒鶴 京都鴨川リゾート Address: Kyoto-fu, Kyoto-shi, Shimogyo-ku, Kiyamachidouri Matsubara-Agaru Minoyacho 180, 京都府京都市下京区木屋町通松原上ル美濃屋町180 Hours: 12 p.m. – 10 p.m. (closed Tuesdays) Website
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