We recently released the ‘Kino Stool’ by Memo Furniture in collaboration with Japanese designer Kensaku Oshiro. Born in Okinawa, Kensaku studied at the Polytechnic School in Milan and worked at Barber & Osgerby in London. Oshiro used the inspiration of the surrounding Seattle landsc
Yayoi Kusama’s Yellow Pumpkin on Naoshima Island We are often asked what our favourite places to visit are for art and design inspiration. Naturally, through producing content for our blog for over 10 years we have come across many inspiring places and many unique companies along the way. Japa
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Our Top Locations in Helsinki for Art, Design & Craft Inspiration Considering the current climate we know it’s not the best time to write design guides! But we felt strangely nostalgic about the places that have had such an impact on us creatively. Japan was one place, somewhere I’v
We have spent the last 10 years dedicated to finding the best art and design content on the web. Without advertising we have persisted as our passion for timeless design outweighs any monetary value that it can provide. A pursuit to help the wider world and inspire creativity in our community. One o
With hundreds of years of tradition comes hundreds of years of history to uphold. No pressure then. It takes a special maker to not only take a craft by the scruff of the neck, but to run with it and adapt in a contemporary way; to translate the work for a new audience while holding […]
I’m not really one to get nostalgic about a particular trip or experience but my journey to Atsushi Ogata’s studio in Nara, Japan was certainly enlightening and one that changed many of my thoughts regarding pottery as a craft. It’s funny how the experiences shape you more than any kin
Read our new feature on a company currently residing in the famous town of Wazuka called d:matcha, founded by Daiki Tanaka who is producing high quality matcha and sencha in Japan.
It's been a while since we last put together a feature, but this time we collaborated with photographer Kazuhiro Shiraishi and asked if he would go to the studio of metalworker Naho Kamada.
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