There are some stylish variety stores named franc franc. One of their shops is in Lucua, a big commercial building near JR Osaka station. I drop in there occasionally and I found those bath goods this time.
The tall tea pots which I picked up here before was also from the same shop. Those are all original goods of franc franc. The shop is always filled with many kinds of beautifully designed sundries.
The brown canister in the picture is bath powder and the other bottles are body wash. This kind of stylishly bottled body wash is usually very costly. But these are ¥1,000 a bottle, which is, I think, rather cheap for the good design of the bottles. Still the fragrance is very good and graceful. Though there are five kinds of them, I bought "cherry blossom (lavender)" and "classical rose (blue)". And the perfume of the bath powder is also rose, which is suitable to using with those body washes.
As you know the Japanese are very fond of bath times, there are many kinds of body washes or bath powders. But I can seldom find ones which have my favorite fragrance like these.
Well, I'm going to take a bath with them today. (laugh)
tea pots and mug cups
See the stylish tea pot and the mug cup! I think they're nice not only for using as tableware, but also for using as display items.
I put them at my oriel window now and viewing them from time to time.
I bought them last year at my favorite shop in Osaka. There are 4 colour combinations, pink/deep indigo, green/beige, blue/yellow, and white/wine. The combinations are novel. That is because they caught my eyes.
In addition to the eccentric colours, this kind of tall tea pot is very rare, so I bought green and blue first. But cannot stop myself buying the third set, pink/deep indigo.
Now that I have three types of them except for white/wine, still want the last one. I usually cannot give up collecting all colour variations if I like the style. I know that is my bad habit, but it's beyond remedy by nature. So I may buy the last colour.
What is worse, the pot and the mug are only a part of a tableware series. The series contains more items like tea cups and saucers, sugar bowls, creamers, and cake dishes. All of them are stylish and the colours are beautiful. So I'm thinking of collecting other items one by one. The help is those are for daily use, they're not so expensive. Anyway I like them very much.
Pendant watches are popular these days and many kinds of inexpensive
ones are on the market.
The picture is two of them which I bought recently. This kind of
ball-shaped watch is very unique, isn't it? Moreover not only the front
but also the back lid is made of glass, so you can see the movement
through the transparent lid. Even the movement is part of the design as
its appearance is so-called "functional beauty", which I think very
There are 3 colours of them, copper, black and gold. I already get two
of them, but as I like the design very much I also want the rest which
By the way, the following picture is another type of pendant watches and
the design is resemble to the former ones. Those are from the same
company named "Field Work". I found the latter about two years ago, so
the former ones seems to be a renewed model. Anyway both of them are
beautiful and my favorite now. I rather like pendant watches than list
watches because the shapes and designs are diverse.