Nakashima Retrospective at Mjölk

Our good friends John and Juli of Mjölk recently presented the first Canadian retrospective of works by legendary architect and craftsman George Nakashima, and his daughter, architect, designer and head of the Nakashima Studio, Mira Nakashima. As one can imagine, they’ve put together a large collection of iconic works and have done a fantastic job at fitting them all in to the space in such an eye pleasing way. It’s pretty …

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Mjolk visit the Nakashima Studio

I’m sure if you take inspiration from us on a regular basis you’re well aware of the work of John and Juli Baker who run the beautiful design store Mjolk in Toronto, as well as the Kitka blog following Scandinavian and Japanese creation. We’ve been admiring their work for a number of years now, getting the opportunity to exchange a selection of questions in a featured interview we put together with John two Decembers ago. Recently the pair …

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New Feature: Interview with Mira Nakashima

We are excited to return with out interview format today, as it’s a section of the platform we’ve missed being involved with given the fact we get the opportunity to connect with so many aspirational individuals. It’s had to take a bit of backseat if we’re honest as we’ve looked to move the site forward on another evolution. I promise this break has been more than worthwhile however as it’s freed up time for Mark to slave away on …

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Interview with Mira Nakashima

About Mira Nakashima Mira Nakashima-Yarnall, born 1942 in Seattle, WA, followed her father’s path by becoming a woodworker. She attended Harvard University and received a Masters degree in…

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Nakashima Woodworker by Bob Krist

Recently I’ve gathered a bit of interest for George Nakashima and his woodwork, I really like the story behind it and how his daughter Mira has taken over, embracing the ethos and carrying on the tradition. So when I woke up this morning and stumbled across filmmaker Bob Krist’s page I had no problem in posting up this lovely short film about the Nakashima Woodworker workshop in New Hope, Pennsylvania …

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George Nakashima Woodwork

Right now we seem to be short of clothing inspiration, I’ve not really found anything that’s really inspired me as such over the past few days so it’s only natural for me to search elsewhere. Furniture is another design facet that I love to explore and George Nakashima has cropped up often, I’ve just never had the time to showcase it properly. So tonight I decided to bring over a set of beautiful photography from their website that …

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Wooden Cutlery by atelier TREE SONG

iichi has turned out to be a fantastic resource, I find myself searching through different craftsmen and makers on a regular basis. If you don’t already know, it’s a bit like the Japanese version of Etsy or Folksy, so you have all these different creatives selling their work online. Last time I presented the works of Fushimi Lacquer Workshop, all made by lacquer craftsman Fushimi Maki in Kanagawa, Japan. Today I’m showcasing some wooden …

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