L!FE is out there!

July 26, 2013 § 1 Comment

L!fe Writing Paper

L!fe Writing Paper

Calling all fountain pen users out there, L!fe stationery has landed in the UK. We have found this to be just perfect for use with fountain pens, L!fe handmade paper is an ideal companion for pen and ink. We have put this specialist paper through vigorous testing and the results are certainly positive.

Life Stationery Company was established in 1946 just outside Tokyo, Japan. The company has a passion for producing the finest quality stationery and fine papers for  all stationery lovers and the connoisseur. Their papers are made in the traditional method used since their inception, all made and bound by hand by a handful of artisans. Hence the end product is of a sublime quality. As functional pieces, whatever you choose from the range, you are guaranteed to have a pleasurable experience in its form and utility.

Life collaborate with various other traditional Japanese industries, in particular the textile sectors to come up with fabric covers for their notebooks. The Pongee notebooks are really quite serene.

Japanese Haiku Juraku Pongee Notebook

Japanese Haiku Juraku Pongee Notebook

As are the Japanese Woven notebooks in various sizes.

L!fe Woven Notebook

L!fe Woven Notebook

The Yuzen paper covered Haiku Notebooks are covered with very pretty papers with traditional  Japanese motifs.

Yuzen Haiku Notebooks

Yuzen Haiku Notebooks

We have already started using some of the notebooks and typewriting paper ourselves here at Raw Dice. We feel that L!fe stationery complements our Japanese product range very well and carries through our love of all things Japanese and exceptional precision and high quality. We are planning a big trip over to Japan next year, but for now we are happy to indulge in all our gorgeous Japanese goodies.

Hope you can share in our passion.

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Next time you are in Seoul…

May 17, 2013 § Leave a comment

Zero per Zero Seoul Studio

Zero per Zero Seoul Studio

Zero per Zero, the Korean young and vibrant graphic design studio have opened a flagship store in Seoul. Visit their website for more details www.zeroperzero.com.

However, we appreciate it’s a long way to go to get your City Railway System maps. So, we have shipped them over to make life a bit simpler. Here is a selection of what you can find down at  Raw Dice.

New for 2013, Paris! It’s just arrived. We think that it is quite special, you decide.

Paris Railway Poster by Zero Per Zero at raw dice

Paris Railway Poster by Zero Per Zero

Paris Poster

Paris Poster

Paris

Detail from Paris poster

Seoul Railway System

Seoul Railway System Map

New York subway map

New York subway map

Tokyo Railway System

Tokyo Railway System Map

Osaka Railway System Map

Osaka Railway System Map

We also have a selection of City Maps that are a handy size to fit into a handbag or pocket, so no need to carry the poster around with you. Please note that due to copyright restrictions we cannot sell the London maps. Such a shame!

City Maps

City Maps

New York tape is on special offer at the moment.

New York Subway tape

New York Subway Tape

New York  Subway Tape

New York Subway Tape

Fold magic

September 13, 2012 § Leave a comment

Francisca Prieto - Between Folds - Paris

Between Folds – Paris 1831 (c) Francisca Prieto

We were very excited last year when Francisca Prieto took part in the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition 2011 with her work ‘Between Folds / British Birds‘. She was selected from over 11,000 entries to be hung at the Royal Academy of Arts.  Since then, she has been busy with many exhibitions to her credit.

Born in Chile and since 2003, after studying for an MA at Central Saint Martins, is now based in central London. Initially, she trained as a graphic designer, but Francisca’s main enthusiasm is for typography. By deconstructing type to create her own three-dimensional interpretation, she has created many unique works. We are lucky enough to showcase some of her limited edition prints of her deconstructed alphabet, inspired by the Latin alphabet on Raw Dice.

Francisca Prieto – Typography B

Francisca’s latest exhibition is on at the Mall Galleries, The Mall (near Trafalgar Square), London SW1. Running from 26th Sep – 9th Oct 2012. Open daily 10am – 5pm | Free admission. As part of the Threadneedle Prize Exhibition, which is UK’s leading showcase for contemporary figurative and representational art. This exhibition will showcase Francisca’s representation of Paris ‘Between Folds / Paris 1831‘.

Francisca Prieto - Between Folds - Paris

Detail from Between Folds-Paris 1831    (c) Francisca Prieto

Francisca’s works are collected by many private clients, as well as in major public collections, such as the Victoria and Albert Museum (my personal favourite museum), the Tate Gallery and the British Library. I urge everyone to go and see the exhibition. I might even bump into you!

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