Top Japanese Watercolor Palette Picks for June

Top Japanese Watercolor Palette Picks for June

 Introducing the 2024 Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors! These special paints create stunning granulated effects when mixed with water. Each color blend contains multiple pigments that separate on wet paper, forming unique patterns. These rich and intense paints are perfect for brush painting, illustration, and calligraphy. Available colors are Aurora Violent, Blue, Orange, Pink, and Red. Plus, an empty pan is included for mixing and enhancing these amazing effects. 

Kissho in Kyoto, has a long history of manufacturing of genuine materials for traditional Japanese painting.

This paint carries the delicate fragrance of sumi ink. Saibi Sumi achieves its exquisite color by uniquely pulverizing Kishō face paint and Kobaien oil soot ink. The resulting colors are vibrant with a rich, muted hue. Highly recommended as a beautiful addition to any artist's watercolor collection.

 

June 11, 2024
Unique design finds: Shinzi Katoh and MissHoegg!

Unique design finds: Shinzi Katoh and MissHoegg!

Hello everyone! We hope you are having an amazing day! We have some new arrivals and updates that we are very exited to share with you. 
- For those who adore whimsy with a touch of sparkle, we have a treat just for you! Welcome to the enchanting realm of Kenji's latest adventures, where we explore the captivating illustrations of the talented Shinz Katoh! 🎨😍 Introducing their newest collection, 'Kenji's Magical Lamp Museum,' featuring a delightful array of whimsical designs embellished with soft hues and a hint of gold foil, adding that extra touch of sparkle.✨
- The arrival of stunning new designs from the talented Taiwanese artist, Misshoegg. Her work has consistently been our top choice for journaling and maritime art decorations.
June 05, 2024
Weekly update May 04 - OURS new collection, Emily Lex new release, and More!

Weekly update May 04 - OURS new collection, Emily Lex new release, and More!

We hope everyone is having a fantastic day!  Our team is so excited to have received the amazing latest collection from OURS recently! We've also got some wonderful new arrivals that could be perfect for your May creations. Keep reading to discover all the new and exciting things in our shop:
This collection continues OURS's cozy and heart-warming illustration style, and we're absolutely loving it! We were thrilled to see their first-ever sticky note creation in this collection. It's such a big roll, it feels like it could last for two years, LOL!
The latest Yamamoto Ro-biki notebooks are simply stunning! With four beautiful styles to choose from, they are the perfect lightweight pocket size, making them ideal for your everyday on-the-go needs.
We've also added some fabulous new items from one of our best-selling artists, Emily Lex! Check out her new watercolor paper book, watercolor brush pen set, and beautiful tea towels. We hope her creations make your spring even more refreshing and colorful!

As always, we wish you an inspiring week full of creativity and joy through the little things we've curated for you. Have a lovely day!
June 05, 2024
Weekly Update May 03 - Pottering Cat Neko Hanco, Yohaku Glassine, and More!

Weekly Update May 03 - Pottering Cat Neko Hanco, Yohaku Glassine, and More!

Hello to everyone who loves stationery as much as we do!:-)  We've had a really productive week over here at niconeco studio and our East Village store, and we've got some cool updates to share:

- First up, Pottering Cat's got some new Neko Hanko stamps out. It's been a bit since their last drop, so we're pretty excited to see some new cats around here ~
- KITTA's latest designs are here and they're just the right mix of cute and whimsical. Their new flake seals are definitely worth checking out for your sticker stash.
- For those who've been waiting, good news: we've got Yohaku's sought-after rotating dater stamps back in stock, plus her new Glassine sticky notes. They're great for writing on and layering up in your collages.
- Bringing some cozy vibes, we're introducing a new collection from Malaysian artist Bighands called Someday. It's all about adding a bit of warmth to your daily journal pages.
- And last but not least, Ranmyu stamps are back! Looks like quite a few of you have already snagged yours. Don't miss out if you haven't yet and as always, we hope you find something you love and cherish!
June 05, 2024
Weekly update May 02 - Furukawa Paper, Kurukynki, and More!

Weekly update May 02 - Furukawa Paper, Kurukynki, and More!

Hello everyone! We are back with fresh update for the week!~ 
  • Furukawa Paper: Hard to resist their latest French-themed paper goods and Spring-Summer sticker additions are absolutely charming and adorable!
The newest Kurukynki bird series has landed, continuing to offer its delightful whimsy and wonder. Her unique aesthetic designs effortlessly bring an one of kind touch to your journal pages.
- We are excited to unveil new additions to our collection: enchanting, story-rich art prints by Rebekah Evans and the launch of Rani Ban Co, a beloved local New York brand. After capturing the hearts of our New York customers, we are thrilled to now offer her creations in our online store.<3
Due to high demand, our best-seller Shinz Katoh foil washi tapes and Mini washi tape sets have returned!
For all of our pen lovers out there, we've added the charming chunky Uni-ball P gel pens in limited edition designs to our collection. These pens feature elegant marble and speckle prints, providing a soft and muted aesthetic perfect for your daily creative accessories.

We hope you find what you been looking and waiting for and have a wonderful, relaxing day!
June 05, 2024
Weekly update May 01 - Sticker Fans and Paper Lovers

Weekly update May 01 - Sticker Fans and Paper Lovers

Hello Everyone! We hope you’ve had a great week. We’ve been super busy over here with all the new inventories that arrived this week, and I’m excited to share some updates from our studio:
  • Attention sticker fans: We’ve just added over 20 new sticker designs to our collection! You’ll find everything from coffee vibes to soothing floral themes—perfect for personalizing your planner or art journal.
-  Good news! We’ve restocked one of your favorite stickers from our collaboration with Kyupodo.
- Don’t miss the Kingjim Coffret Geometric motif film stickers. They’re really something special with their vibrant colors and unique shapes—just right for adding a bit of Spring and Summer flair.
- For paper lovers, we’ve introduced some gorgeous Japanese handmade paper cover notebooks by Japanese paper marker - Torinoco. We’ve also brought back some popular postcards and notecards from that you may have seen them from our holiday box.  We hope these additions inspire your creativity and brighten your week. Have a fantastic day!
June 05, 2024
Habotan Handmade Clay Figures and Japanese Incense!

Habotan Handmade Clay Figures and Japanese Incense!

Hey friends, here to add a little more excitement and fun to your weekend. we're excited to share that we've just got some super adorable clay figures in the studio, all the way from Tokyo! They're made by Habotan, an artist who's really good at turning her playful ideas into these unique little characters. Each one's got its own style and vibe, painted by hand with a lot of care and love.
These little guys are perfect if you're looking for a special gift or just want to add some fun charm to your desk! As you might be aware, these handmade treasures take time to restock – sometimes up to 3-4 months, just like we waited for this batch. Make sure to grab yours before they disappear!
Another happy news to share is we've also added some Japanese incense to our collection, something our New York locals have been asking for quite a bit :) Lighting an incense stick in the morning, especially with white sandalwood and hinoki blends, is my favorite way to start the day. They offer an earthy, woodsy aroma that’s just right - present but not overpowering. Hope you love these little treasures we curated as much as we do and have a great day!
June 05, 2024
Exciting new additions of May!

Exciting new additions of May!

Hey friends! Hope your week's been fantastic so far! We're thrilled to be back with some exciting updates for you this week!

Introducing Handmade Paper Ephemera designed by 218 Kamishiki. Perfect for paper aficionados and vintage enthusiasts alike, these one-of-a-kind creations by Japanese paper crafter Kamishiki are meticulously handmade with care and love.

Meet our new artist of the month - Marika Paz! Marika is a self-taught illustrator whose creations are deeply rooted in nature, animals, and human connections. Drawing inspiration from folk tales and mysticism, her dreamy, imaginative work transports you to a magical universe brimming with wonder and endless possibilities. Marika crafts her intricate art using watercolor, gouache, pencil, and ink, infusing each piece with her unique vision and skill.
-  We've also just received the newest collection from the talented Meow Illustration! Featuring delicate watercolor botanical drawing tapes, they're just the perfect seasonal touch to your journal pages!
- Black Milk Project's latest collection, "Bloom," has just arrived, adding a touch of seasonal creativity to our offerings right on time!
- Another exciting addition to our May lineup: Hutte Paper Works' delicate works especially don't miss out on their glassine sticky notes and letterpress label books!
 
June 05, 2024
Teayou Kiss-cut PET Tape

Teayou Kiss-cut PET Tape

 

Hello everyone! As we all start to feel the spring vibe, I'm excited to share some fantastic finds that will brighten up your creative space. 


For those of you who've enjoyed the ‘Uchi No Neko’ and 'Uchi No Wachan' kiss-cut PET tape series, I have exciting news! Introducing ‘Neko Cafe’—the latest addition that's sure to capture the hearts of washi tape enthusiasts everywhere. Believe me, you don't want to miss this! Bonus feature we love: the kiss-cut tape comes pre-die-cut for each illustration, making it effortless to peel and apply. This greatly improves the application process!

Step into another magical series of Shinz Katoh’s whimsical creations captured on the smallest of canvases! ✍🏻✨ 
The latest Alice in wonderland collection of tin stickers takes you down the rabbit hole with Alice and her curious companions. Each tiny tin is a portal to Wonderland, meticulously crafted to add a touch of magic to your everyday creative projects. We hope you enjoy our curations and have a great day!
June 05, 2024
Thoughtfully Made with OEDA Letterpress

Thoughtfully Made with OEDA Letterpress

A piece of love from us to you..
December 08, 2020