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Spreading Joy Through Design

MAMIMU (aka June Mineyama-Smithson) is a Japanese designer/artist based in London. Combining the philosophy of Japanese Kimono artisans and Postmodern wit, she creates bold joyful patterns from seemingly mundane scenery — from manhole covers in Tokyo, store shutters in Shoreditch to ropes on a sandy beach in Bali.

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MAMIMU’s work has been featured internationally on YCN, the Dots (UK), Cow Parade Niseko (Japan), Pattern Observer, Ello (USA) and SCMP, Milk (Hong Kong).

Invited speaker at YOOX Net-a-Porter, ustwo, Design Manchester and TalkRADIO. Guest lecturer at London College of Communication and Savannah College of Art & Design Hong Kong. 

Blog posts

Design Process, Revealed!

Design Process, Revealed!

From swimming pool in Hackney, store shutters in Shoreditch to ropes on the sandy beach in Bali, I found inspiration in the most ordinary places...
Creative Insider’s Christmas Gift Guide

Creative Insider’s Christmas Gift Guide

It’s that time of the year again...an indie Christmas Gift Guide for the creative by the creative.
Gentleman’s Summer Fashion Tips

Gentleman’s Summer Fashion Tips

Summer - it’s time to ditch the heavy layers and embrace a lighter wardrobe. But how do you replace all that lost pockets from your winter outfits? 

What People Say

‘Outstanding portfolio of pattern designs inspired by urban environments.’ 
— YCN

‘MAMIMU marries high-end functionality with contemporary and eclectic design.’ 
— Ello

‘Striking work.’
— Pattern Observer



Invited Artist – Cow Parade Niseko
Featured Artist – The Dots
Featured Artist – Ello
Artist of the week – Jaamzin

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