Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Princess? Or Queen?

As our customers wished, I went and saw many kinds of furniture in design.

Though sold by a furniture store in Toronto, prices and quantities are complete
because of wholesale. It is about three times as large an area as a big Japanese
furniture store because the showroom is in a place that used to be a big bricklaying

This time I’ll introduce this bed. It doesn’t have a foot board, the headboard is
enlivened by crystal buttonhook and the golden rim is a classical design.
The size is queen-size, so a married couple can lie comfortably on the bed even
with a child in between them.
This bed’s design suits that brief moment when morning’s refreshing wind blows
a lace curtain during that enjoyable lingering moment after your sleep.

If you choose this bed, I’d like to recommend that the interior and door are in
white and that the interior is in an elegant atmosphere.
Of course it’s also interesting to have the bed in dark brown and make it outstanding...

Excluding the mattress and fabric, do you think it is cheap to be able to buy it for
300,000 yen in Japan?

It’s Just like a Castle, Isn’t It?


We have finished Mr. N’s bricklaying construction, imported house in Gifu city.

It took about 1 month for 2 Canadian bricklayers to build it.
Because this was a street used by children going to and from the local elementary school, they greeted children every morning and evening.
As there are not many chances in Japan to experience native English, isn’t this interaction a superb experience for children, too?

How do you feel about this – a general view of brickwork in whitish gray?
2 penthouses rising on the southern side. Substantial impression enough to mistake it for stone-built. And distinguished technique of only the bricklayers’.
Picking any part, I believe the building is unfinished unless all of our efforts come together.
We still need much time to complete all the construction, but please watch the changes of it from now on.

Now, next bricklaying will be in Handa city in Aichi Prefecture. Please look forward to seeing this place.

Light Shops in Toronto you’d want to go to at least once


A Japanese showroom for lighting apparatus is generally normalized by the same maker, if it isn’t a DIY store or electric appliance store.
Canadian lighting apparatus stores prepare for many makers, and many kinds of design, just because they deal with customers who care a lot about it.
For example, crystal chandeliers in the picture hurt my eyes and was bright because it hung down in a narrow space.
This time in the picture, there are only classical things, but there are also modern, Japanesque and styles for kids.

For imported houses, a light is an important factor that composes the interior. Of course it’s not only that, but it is sure to decide a room’s atmosphere to some extent.
Although you need a large budget to buy these imported lights in Japan, it is fascinating to get them at a relatively reasonable price in the Canadian trade.
You just have to see if the house’s grade, each room’s balance and design concept fit the lighting.
There are seldom builders or interior coordinators who can coordinate that.

I’d like a Front Door like This One at Least Once


Today is part two of introducing what I saw on a tour of building materials’ inspection in Canada.

Not only Japanese-made doors but also imported house’s doors have recently become standard. Much of the reason is that product’s variations become less available because the imported house boom was over and the sales from imported building materials stores decreased.

Also, as the quality drops a little and amateur eyes don’t find differences, it’s cheaper and more profitable to have it made in China than in North America.

That is why nowadays imported houses are the same anywhere and not fun.

We also use a cost-effective strategy, but it’s against our policy to put that first.

First of all, quality, and next design. I feel this trip has made us rediscover that.

Our clients don’t ask for cheapness. They ask for emotion and satisfaction, and the process of building a house isn’t fun if it doesn’t entertain us, that’s my policy.

How about this front door? The full-size double door arranged with a sidelight on
both sides. Transom door drawing beautiful curves. Isn’t it wonderful!

The outside door has an even surface and is given a mirror coating like furniture
and is finished in purple-gray. Wow, stylish!

And on the inside there’s a sudden change and is wood-grain oak like a man on every
side, finished to match classical and luxurious interiors. Of course it’s not printed
plywood in Japan, but it’s truly wooden, isn’t it?

This door’s made in Canada – that’s exactly why we can make design performance
and rich materials such as this.

Come now, it’s a pretty expensive door, but I’ll bet it’s an excellent item worthy of
your money.

It’s only us who can introduce this door and materials to you.

I’m pictured right in the center of the article!

I returned from an imported materials’ inspection tour which I am honored to have been invited to by the Canadian Embassy and consulate and have been working since yesterday.

I’m swamped with daily work everyday, so the materials I was given on the tour and pictures are still unarranged.

While I was working, the person from the Embassy who showed us thoughtfulness in handling this tour and who came with us, sent us a picture from the local newspaper.

The picture was taken on the first day of the tour when we went to an interior materials store on Prince Edward Island in Canada.

Because it’s the beginning of the tour, everyone looks energetic.

There are not so many cases where many material buyers came from Japan, are there?

What a peaceful island it is! I made some good memories.

The brickwork's house in Canada

I got acquainted on facebook with a Canadian bricklayer friend who came in before. He sent me this photograph today.

It seems his house, and he says it's a brickwork's house.

Brickwork houses we're building are basically constructed with wooden two-by-fours and we lay bricks around as exterior finishing material, while it's great that this house is made by brick even in construction itself, isn't it?

Of course, if we build this in Japan, we have to get a certificate of an earthquake-proof structure, and I think we can't do a business if we don't surely set quakeproof metal fittings in case of quake.

But, this is exactly the brick house in 'The Three Little Pigs' of a fairy tale.

This house was completed surprisingly in 1885, which is stood on beautiful nature in Ontario.

It has already been as many as 125 years, but the beauty doesn't look old at all.

Our imported house should also become loved for such a long time if you keep up even maintenance.

Now, looking at this house, do you think the latest model of house made by Japanese major homebuilders is as highly durable as this one?

To be beloved long, we know from this house that materials and design are important.