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April 27, 2012

Umamimart Pop-Up #3: Piper and John General Goods (OAK)

by Kayoko Akabori

The Umamimart Shop has been busy popping up all over the Bay Area, and here’s one coming to Oakland! For this one, we’re teaming up with the fine folks of Piper and John General Goods, a magical shop in historic Old Oakland. What: Umamimart Pop-Up #3 When: Friday 5/4 – Wednesday 5/9 Where: Piper and […]

April 12, 2012

Upcoming Event: Umamimart Pop-Up: Magasin Général (SF)

by Kayoko Akabori

The Umamimart Shop has been invited to be a part of Magasin Général, where Bay Area independent designers, hand-crafters, shop-keepers, jewelers, and artisans will come together for a two-day shopping event popping up at Fort Mason in San Francisco. It was so kind of Anaise (shop-keeper) and Lotfi (textile designer) to invite us to join […]

December 26, 2011

New Barware for 2012

by Kayoko Akabori

We are ringing in the new year at the Umamimart Shop with new barware from Japan: a bitters bottle, strainer, various jiggers and a traditional copper mug for Moscow Mules (Oprah’s drink of choice, holla). Plus, a snazzy new barspoon. Hooray! Check them all out here.

September 8, 2011

Umamimart Shop Fall Sale

by Kayoko Akabori

Fall is officially here, I would say–the sunlight a bit more orange, and the air a bit crisper. We love autumn here at Umamimart, so we’re celebrating with a SALE in the Umamimart Shop. We’ve slashed prices up to 40%! Yes the gold cocktail shaker, the famous Umamimart mug by writer Anders, and the stylish […]

July 21, 2011

Umamimart Shop Spotlight: Tote + Apron by Wormfun

by Kayoko Akabori

Earlier this year, Yoko and I approached Wormfun (aka Kaoru Kumano) to be our Featured Artist in the Umamimart Shop‘s second season line. After working with Anders to create the Umamimart mug, Yoko and I thought to commission an artist to design a tote and apron. We were elated when Wormfun accepted the project, and […]

June 2, 2011

Umamimart Shop Spotlight: 箸: HASHI Set by Devin Farrell

by Kayoko Akabori

Design, function and environmental sustainability were heavy on our minds when Yoko and I were thinking of new items to include in the Umamimart Shop. We wanted to include hashi (chopsticks) somehow, but all the ones we looked at were so generic and… blah. We always want Umamimart Shop products to be unique and high […]

May 19, 2011

Umamimart Shop // Season 2

by Kayoko Akabori

Here it is, the moment you have all been waiting for… Our second line of the UMAMIMART SHOP IS HERE!!! We’ve listened to your feedback and have brought around well-designed products at reasonable price points. We loved our debut line of bar and glassware, but recognize that you want to see a wider range of […]

March 15, 2011

Umamimart Shop Quake Support

by Kayoko Akabori

For the rest of March, the Umamimart Shop will donate 10% of every purchase to support the 2011 Sendai Earthquake and Tsunami relief efforts. Buy a mug. Support Japan.

January 14, 2011

Umamimart Shop Love U Sale

by Kayoko Akabori

We’ve started off 2011 in cheesy mood here at Umamimart HQ, and have launched the Love U Feb 14% Sale in time for Valentine’s Day. All items in the Shop are now 14% off! Please take a look around. You’ll find that we’ve added the Yarai Mixing Glass + Barspoon Set, as well as the […]

November 30, 2010

Umamimart Shop Holiday Trunk Show (SF)

by Kayoko Akabori

How was everyone’s Thanksgiving Day? It’s my absolute favorite holiday– although Brother did not come home this year so I drowned my sorrows in bottomless glasses of wine and sake and shochu and was utterly wasted the entire night. Er, I was passed out on the couch by 8pm. Fun times. But now that that’s […]