Stepping outside the box is Chicago-based creative Chad Kouri, an artist who experiments with flat colours and forms to create unique compositions using a number of different mediums.
Based in Mashiko, which is highly regarded for its ceramic art, potter Akihiro Nikaido creates objects that stimulate all five senses, particularly focusing on the tea ceremony.
Created by making incisions in the walls and inserting large panes of glass at different angles, these glass walkways and openings by Sarah Oppenheimer are visually appealing and deceptive.
Talented Japanese designer Shigeki Fujishiro has created these wonderful kinetic sculptures under the series name Frames, with his ideas being to represent both time and space.
Handmade by Japanese woodworker Tomokazu Furui for OEN shop, the 'Zabon', meaning 'sitting tray' in Japanese, is often used in the tea ceremony to present sweets to guests.
Industryplus combines experimental industrial design techniques with artisanal craftsmanship, producing functional objects at an obtainable price that are still beautiful enough to cherish.
Beautiful watercolour paintings by Californian-based artist Satsuki Shibuya, who uses a minimal amount of elements to convey complex and conceptual happenings in an abstract way.
A beautiful book that focuses on everyday objects and interior design elements, 250 to be exact that help examine the intricacies of Japanese design and craft.
Inspired by the urban industrial landscape of Los Angeles, potter Sara Paloma hand-throws these fantastic tear drop shaped vases out of stoneware and porcelain on the wheel.
Tokujin Yoshioka has long been experimenting with light and space, creating some fantastic exhibits and sculptures to challenge the environments that we live in.
What’s life without a good paperweight? Every desk needs one, and they don’t come much more precious than these objects designed by Carl Auböck at his metal workshop in Vienna.
Inspired by the Japanese aesthetic, artist and creative Ann Symes has been using the ancient method of woodblock printing to create unusual and abstract patterns on paper.