Woodwork handmade by Taisuke Hirabayashi, a Japanese craftsman who turns functional objects from wood. Not only are they simple, they also have a distinct style of their own.
Yosuke Kashiwakura has documented our conflict with nature through his photography in a subtle way, using underlying meaning to hint at some of the environmental issues we face.
Mr Sugawara is an extremely popular maker in Japan, so we asked him kindly if he could craft us some new works and what’s come of it is a really beautiful selection of functional objects.
The imagery here is of frozen methane bubbles that Japanese photographer Ryota Kajita finds on the icy surfaces in Fairbanks, Alaska. They really create the most amazing patterns.
I’m sure you’ve seen Katsufumi Baba’s work featured here on the blog before, so it’s nice to finally put a face to name and showcase some imagery from inside his studio.
A weighty spoon by Ruka Kikuchi, handmade at his workshop in Japan. This has a nice thin handle that’s been welded to the scoop, with little hammer marks running across the surface.