Date | 2.24 (Wed) – 3.14 (Sun) . 2010
Time | 10:00-20:00
Venue | Harbor City (Hong Kong)
Address | 3-27 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong

DAISY BALLOON Book vol.2 | “Light, Shadow and Balloons”:
Date | 1.2010
Page | 27-45
Shooting | Tokyo, Japan

Balloon | DAISY BALLOON
Photographer | Hiroshi Manaka, Photo Retouch | Yoshiaki Sakurai, Hair&Make-up | Rie Suda, Stylist | Tastuhiko Marumoto

We exhibited 14 works at the “Chocolate A-Z Exhibition”held at Harbour City, Hong Kong’s largest shopping mall. The entire exhibit spanned a 70-meter stretch of walkway. This exhibition was curated by Hong Kong creative studio, AllRightsReserved, and featured chocolate in all its glory through the A-Z of chocolate-focused artwork and products. 35 artists and designers created works for this exhibit. Knowing this event would draw well-known artists, we wanted to shine a massive light toward the hidden talent within Japan and show off the shadows it casted. In this stagnant Japanese economy, innovation is critical, but at the same time, we need to put the spotlight on things that are still in the dark. This should be Japan’s next step. When you look into a bright flashlight, you see a shadow the moment you close your eyes. In a similar way, we hope our vivid colors and dynamic visuals have seared a lasting impression into the minds of the viewers who traversed the walkway and that they will remember that it represents Japan’s path toward progress.

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DAISY BALLOON Book vol.1 | “Expressive Balloon”:
Date | 1.2010
Page | 8-17
Shooting | Tokyo, Japan
Order form | https://daisyballoone.stores.jp/items/5301f68a8a5610af0100005f

Balloon | DAISY BALLOON
Photographer | Hiroshi Manaka, Photo Retouch | Yoshiaki Sakurai, Hair&Make-up | Rie Suda

Flowing. Airy. Fluttering. These are the 3 movements that inspired our work and it is through our work that we push the boundaries of balloon art. In the world of possibilities, we get back to the basics and ask, what exactly is a balloon dress, is it wearable? We take the dress apart into its basic pieces and liberate ourselves from our preconceived notions of balloons. Our quest is not only to create new forms, but to explore the properties of balloons, from color and radiance to texture and durability. We created this book not to tell a story, but to serve as a manual to reveal the possibilities of balloon art.

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