Posts Tagged ‘MOA’


Jul15

CALL FOR ARTISTS: TOMODACHI x MT

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Greetings from TOMODACHI! We would like to invite you to participate in our call for artists for the upcoming TOMODACHI X mt art exhibit, happening August 29th at our Mall of America location.

What is mt, you ask? mt is a brand of washi rice paper masking tape produced by Japanese company Kamoi Kakoshi. mt tape comes in a huge variety of colors, patterns, and styles, and is designed to be easily aligned and repositioned for use in crafts, interior decoration, art installation and design. Consumers and artists worldwide use the tape for a wide variety of purposes, ranging from arts and crafts projects to large-scale international art exhibitions.

TOMODACHI has hosted a variety of art events and workshops over the years, and this time we’ve collaborated with mt to host an exhibit and mt launch party this coming August. This event will focus primarily on mt’s decorative tape and its use in creating art. mt has collaborated with many designers, companies and museum throughout the world, such as MoMA in New York City, the Maison & Objet in Paris, the Ambiente in Germany, Ikea Japan, Uniqlo Paris, Issey Miyake boutique and more.

WE WANT YOU!
This event will be held at our Mall of America store on August 29th, and will feature creations from a select number of talented artists and designers. The theme for the show is focused on the use of mt tape in art, so accepted artists will use mt tape (provided by TOMODACHI) to design something cool in the form of 2D pieces, 3D objects, fashion or even by covering a vehicle like a moped or bicycle — we want to hear your ideas!

SUBMISSIONS
To apply, send us an e-mail with a link to your online portfolio or photo album with work samples AND pitch us an idea of what you’d like to make. Tape will be provided compliments of TOMODACHI and each accepted artist will receive a special gift bag from the shop as a thank you for participation.

Submission Deadline: July 31st / 5pm

To apply e-mail: kate@publicfunctionary.org

Jun16

mt x TOMODACHI

2015 at 04:18 pm by admin | Comments Off

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This summer, TOMODACHI is bringing design to the Twin Cities in a big way, thanks to mt tape! TOMODACHI has collaborated with mt in order to bring a number of events, workshops, and competitions to our Mall of America store as well as Rosedale store this summer, and we’re excited to share them with all of you!

What is mt tape? mt is a brand of washi rice paper masking tape produced by Japanese company Kamoi Kakoshi, whom have been designing specialty paper adhesives since 1923. mt tape comes in a huge variety of colors, patterns, and styles, and is designed to be easily aligned and repositioned for use in crafts, interior decoration, and graphic design. Consumers and artists worldwide use the tape for a wide variety of purposes, ranging from arts and crafts projects to large-scale art exhibitions! Now, TOMODACHI is proud to be presenting mt tape this summer through a number of workshops and competitions!

Throughout the summer months, TOMODACHI will be hosting workshops every Satuday from June 27th to August 22nd, and will be demonstrating and teaching visitors how to experience and work with mt tape firsthand! This is FREE workshop and samples will be available at the event, so anyone can come participate!

Along with these free workshops, customers may opt to join our mt tape competition, in which TOMODACHI will hand out gift card prizes to our favorite entries! In order to participate in the competition, customers must purchase a special $5 template from either our MoA or Rosedale location, which can be customized, cut, and folded. Customers who purchase the template will also receive 25% off of mt tape for the entry! Entries must be submitted by August 22nd to qualify, and can be entered at either of our locations. The grand prize will be a $300 TOMODACHI gift card, while second and third place will receive a $100 card and $50 card respectively.

TOMODACHI will also be hosting an art event on August 29th, in which we will be presenting a number of mt-tape inspired art pieces. The pieces at the exhibition will be specially created by artists around the Twin Cities, and will truly show off the possibilities behind mt tape as an art form as well as decoration. The winners of our workshop contest will also be shown off at the event. We will be announcing more details and festivities at the event as we draw closer to the August date, so stay tuned for more info, and make sure to check out our weekly workshops!

Mar13

Meet-n-Greet with Rilakkuma at TOMODACHI

2015 at 01:37 pm by admin | Comments Off

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San-X will be hosting a meet-n-greet event with Rilakkuma at TOMODACHI’s Mall of America location! As part of our 10th anniversary celebration, the event will take place on Satuday, March 21st, from 1PM to 5PM, and visitors can meet Rilakkuma in person, along with donating a variety of Rilakkuma buttons and prizes for our raffles. We will also be hosting a San-X gift bag giveaway, which will feature a variety of Rilakkuma-themed items, including pillows, headphones, finger puppets, stationery, mugs, and more! Three of these bags will be given away to lucky winners who stop by our 10th anniversary event and take a photo with Rilakkuma. Simply post your photo with Rilakkuma to Instagram, tagged with #TOMODACHIUS, #rilakkumaus, or #Rilakkuma_na, for a chance to win one of these adorable Rilakkuma bags! Winners will be announced on March 21st after the event through Instagram.

To find out more about Rilakkuma’s visit to TOMODACHI, as well as other events at our 10th anniversary party, click here!

Mar11

TOMODACHI 10th Anniversary Event

2015 at 04:02 pm by admin | Comments Off

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TOMODACHI turned 10 years old this past year. Over the years, our fans and friends have helped us strive to where we are today, and we’ve held a variety of events, workshops, and art exhibitions. We cherish those memories, and we can’t thank all of our fans and friends enough for that. Without you, we wouldn’t be where we are today. Now, with our second store at the Mall of America, we’re happy to announce our official 10th anniversary celebration event at our MoA location!

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The event will take place on Saturday, March 21st, from 1PM to 5PM, and will be completely free to attend for everyone! The event will feature live music courtesy of musician and entertainer DJ Bob, as well as live paintings, dance performances, raffles, complimentary refreshments, and more. All proceeds from the raffles will be donated to the Animal Humane Society, so make sure to help out a good cause and maybe you’ll get something awesome in return!

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On top of that, Rilakkuma will be visiting us from 1PM to 5PM for meet-n-greet events and photo ops, along with donating a variety of Rilakkuma buttons and prizes for our raffles. We will also be hosting a San-X gift bag giveaway, which will feature a variety of Rilakkuma-themed items, including pillows, headphones, finger puppets, stationery, mugs, and more! Three of these bags will be given away to lucky winners who stop by our 10th anniversary event and take a photo with Rilakkuma. Simply post your photo with Rilakkuma to Instagram, tagged with #TOMODACHIUS, #rilakkumaus, or #Rilakkuma_na, for a chance to win one of these adorable Rilakkuma bags! Winners will be announced on March 21st after the event through Instagram.

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We’d also like to extend our thanks to Red Bull, whom have provided us with the DJ booth and complimentary refreshments for the event, as well as Skullcandy, who will be giving away free headphones, buttons, and Skullcandy necklaces in our raffles, for helping to make this event as awesome as possible!

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It’s sure to be a great time, and we hope to see you there to celebrate this momentous occasion for us!

Dec31

New Popin’ Cookin offer at TOMODACHI

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Popin’ Cookin is a Japanese do-it-yourself candy kit line that has taken the world by storm! These fun kits come in a variety of styles and flavors, and allow users to create edible miniature sushi, hamburgers, donuts, cakes, ice cream, gummy treats, and much more. These kits come with the mix as well as the molds, giving users everything they need to make their own sugary treats. These popular do-it-yourself cooking kits are available now at both TOMODACHI Rosedale and TOMODACHI Mall of America, and we are happy to announce a new special for all our Popin’ Cookin fans. Customer who buy two Popin’ Cookin kits will receive a third kit of equal or lesser value for 50% off! This new special is only available while supplies last, so make sure to check out our selection of Popin’ Cookin kits while you can!

Nov25

Black Friday deals at TOMODACHI

2014 at 05:16 pm by admin | Comments Off

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Black Friday is just around the corner for eager shoppers everywhere, and TOMODACHI is getting ready to celebrate with a number of special deals and offers! This year also marks Hello Kitty’s 40th anniversary, and TOMODACHI will be offering exclusive 50% off deals on brand-new anniversary merchandise to commemorate the occasion. Specifically, we will be offering a 40th Anniversary Hello Kitty throw blanket, as well as a set of limited edition Hello Kitty glasses! The blanket, which is originally priced at $65, will be on sale for $32.50, while the cups will be marked down from their original $35 price to $17.50, but this offer will only be available on Black Friday morning from 6AM to noon. This limited-time offer will be available at both our Rosedale Shopping Center location and our Mall of America store, so stop by this Friday morning to take advantage of these special deals!

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On top of that, customers who visit either of our locations will be treated to free gifts with their purchases! Customers who spend $50 or more will receive a gift set containing one bag of Pocky and Marvel zipper pull blind box, valued at $10 total, while customers who spend $100 or more will receive a larger gift set, which features a bag of Pocky, Marvel zipper pull blind box, limited edition Naruto Ramune drink, and a 10th Anniversary TOMODACHI t-shirt, valued at $35 total. This special offer will be available at both of our stores throughout Black Friday while supplies last, so make sure to stop by and take advantage of this one-day offer!

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Our Rosedale Shopping Center location will be open on Black Friday from 6am to 9pm, while our Mall of America store will be open from 6am to 10pm. We hope to see you there!

Oct23

TOMODACHI Halloween 2014 Trick or Treat event

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With October 31st right around the corner, make sure to visit TOMODACHI this Halloween to take part in our Trick or Treat event! Come visit our Rosedale Shopping Center location on Friday, October 31st to take part in our candy giveaway from 5PM to 7PM. On top of that, our Mall of America location is also taking part, and will be handing out candy and treats from 4:30PM to 7:30PM! Make sure to wear your best Halloween costume to either of our locations, and have a great time with us during this spooky celebration!

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May05

TOMODACHI opening a new location at MoA

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We at TOMODACHI are very excited to finally announce the opening of a brand-new TOMODACHI store at the Mall of America! This new lifestyle store, which is planned to open in Mid-May to June, is located on the third floor at 316 N Garden, Bloomington, MN 55425. This new store will offer a unique experience for shoppers and artists alike, including products like art toys, model kits, gadgets, apparel, stationery, character merchandise, art supplies, unique imports, and many more. We will also be hosting art shows, workshops, and many fun events at this location, so stay tuned for more news. We’ll be happy to see you there!

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The Mall of America is located in Bloomington, Minnesota. One of the most popular malls in America, the MoA hosts many events where fans can meet and greet their favorite celebrities or take part in interactive events alongside a unique shopping experience.

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A huge expansion for MoA is planned to open by the end of 2015, and will include large exhibition spaces, a new upscale restaurant Hall, a 14-story JW Marriott luxury hotel, office spaces, a variety of new high-end retail boutiques, and more. There are also plans in the years to come to expand the Mall by adding indoor water resorts, indoor skating rink, a wider selection of department stores, and even dinner theater and residential units. With this, the MoA will continue to offer a unique entertainment location for local shoppers as well as tourists from all over the world for years to come.

Apr28

Barbie: Dreamhouse Experience at MoA

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The Mall of America has recently opened the doors to its new Barbie playhouse and gallery this February, titled “Barbie: The Dreamhouse Experience”, and offers a wide variety of interactive exhibits for Barbie fans young and old alike! The exhibit, located on the Southeast corner of the 3rd level, includes a life-size recreation of the Barbie Dreamhouse, recreating rooms like the kitchen, library, living room, make-up studios, and even Barbie’s endless closets and shoe rooms! Each of these rooms offers a unique experience for the visitors, including cooking, dressing up, playing games and more.

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A number of Barbie figures from over the years are also on display for older fans to remember the classic Barbie stylings while showing younger fans the origins of the iconic character. Finally, a 6,500 square foot entertainment area is available for visitors to show off their moves with a pop star stage, fashion runway, costumes, and games! This exhibit will be open for years to come, making this a fun experience you and your family will want to visit time and time again!

The Mall of America is a shopping mall owned by the Triple Five Group, located in Bloomington, Minnesota. Opened in 1992, the mall covers an area of nearly 5 million square feet, and receives over 40 million visitors annually, the most of any mall in the world. The mall has earned a national reputation for entertaining guests, featuring musical acts to celebrity book signings to fashion shows and more. The MoA hosts more than 400 events each year, making the mall a place where fans can meet and greet their favorite celebrities or take part in interactive, one-of-a-kind events, as well as offer a unique shopping experience for local shoppers as well as tourists from all over the world.

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