While many artists and designers are influenced and inspired by existing genres, art movements or other people’s work, Chien-Wei Chang uses his own life as a source of inspiration. He tries to always implement an honest reflection of his own experiences in his collections of homeware objects,
We are now lucky enough to be stocking a selection of matcha whisks handmade by the talented craftsmen at Chikumeido in Takayama, Ikoma, a town not too far from Nara in Japan.
Industrial Designer Samy Rio has spent many years researching the uses of bamboo in industrial applications, trying to manipulate this material and use it to his advantage.
Work by Laurent Martin-Lo, a British sculptor who uses his deep knowledge on the properties of bamboo to create tension, weight and movement in his hanging sculptures.
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.
A material that’s of high interest to me is bamboo, it’s not something that I have experience with personally, but I have seen a number of craftsman use it to good effect over the years. The Japanese have been able to harness bamboo in a number of ways, it’s played a big architectural role in
It was a nice surprise to find this Japanese company named TEORI this week, they're producing some superb items that also have a nice story and concept behind them. TEORI was founded in 1998 as a manufacturer of wood products in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture. They specialise in making modern design
I spent a little time this morning researching bamboo art and its origins, as expected I discovered some amazing facts and learnt quite a lot on the subject. This art reminds me of architecture in a lot of ways, but just at a much much smaller scale. Structurally it's absolutely brilliant and there'
You've probably noticed my little fascination with wooden objects as of late, I'm embarking on a small project myself which will involve me making wooden spoons and cutlery. Actually, I ordered a couple of books off Amazon Japan last week which arrived yesterday, both are by an author named Nishikaw
I felt a little guilty for missing out on the second instalment of the Made in Brooklyn series this morning, so I've been on the hunt for a film this evening as a means to make amends. Given we don't like to regurgitate content here I felt it was best to wait and see what else was around, so with th