I wish that I can live in the sky
Since my daughter was born in 2006, I have haunted toy stores and consignment stores. Toy stores contain the adult world in miniature form; there, my daughter can spend hours for pretend play: cooking, cutting vegetables, ironing, dressing, and pushing a toy baby in a stroller all around the store. I was fascinated by finding tiny purses with make-up brushes, perfume bottles, lipstick, and a cell phone . . . and toy houses with multiple options for furnishing and designing rooms. I can’t help comparing the era when I grew up with few toys. I started redesigning many attractive designs using cheap plastic toys.
My tiny paper furniture is in the cloud. “I wish that I can live in the sky; rooms are divided by the clouds . . .” Adults miss wishing for something impossible.
Hitotsuzutsu (One per Person)
Perforations attract people. Everybody wants to tear perforated lines and those lines are meant to be torn most of the time. It is convenient to share and preserve as well. I examined the idea using handmade paper incorporating toys to create dreamy forms so that each individual person will feel that he or she can get (wants) one.