Hi everyone! We are back from our business vacation and we are excited to announce that our New Spring Collection has arrived. For this spring we would like to introduce COLORS! It feels like our 2020 was such a dark and uncertain year for all of us. We are still going through this crazy difficult time together, but I really wanted to add some vibrant colors to cheer us up! Life sometimes throws challenges at us but we can't forget to appreciate some simple things like arts and colors...Without them our life really becomes dark. This new collection is all about Kimono and enamel jewelry. Kimono(着物) is literally translated into "Things to wear" and is a traditional Japanese garment. Kimono has a very long history and it is definitely one of the most important symbolisms of Japanese culture.
Hello! MIMIDALE DESIGNS studio is now located on beautiful Vancouver island. Vancouver island is in the Pacific northwest, and in the Canadian province of British Columbia. This move was truly special, and we feel pretty lucky to be surrounded by this beautiful West Coast nature. Here is an inspirational quote that pretty much sums up why we moved...
“If your world doesn’t allow you to dream, move to one where you can.”
Have a great day everyone :)
Rather than expressing one's feelings directly through words, the Japanese discreetly wrap mizuhiki cords around their gifts for the recipient to sense their intentions.
Asa (麻) is translated to hemp, and it is native to Japan. Because of its durability and fast growing nature, Asa was one of the main crops in Japan until about 1945. In Japanese culture this Asa pattern was thought to spell out negative energy and thus used as a talisman. It is easy to believe why many Kimono worn by children had this Asa pattern; because there was limited food supply and scarce medical knowledge many children did not survive their infant years. The Japanese hoped for healthy growth for their children by printing the Asa pattern on their Kimono. Today the Asa pattern and fabric is still widely used for Japanese art and summer clothing.
A new year is a new start. Today we are celebrating our new website launch! Through our website we would like to share our world and vision. Our Jewelry is inspired by Japanese arts and culture, and we aim to create jewelry with symbolic meanings. Stay tuned for updates on our website, and follow us on Instatgram and Facebook.