Archetypal Expression – Metalwork by Lebanese Craftsmen for Karen Chekerdjian
As far as metalworking is concerned, Karen Chekerdjian creates some truly unique pieces. Originally from Beruit, Chekerdjian lived in Milan for a brief period of time where she honed her artistic craft. In 2001, she moved back to Beruit and opened her design studio. While commercial design was still
Rising from Nature – A Selection of Furniture Handcrafted by Siki
Siki Furniture, a factory based in the city of Asakura in Fukuoka Prefecture, was one that I came across on my travels and I was blown away by the design style and their strong focus on handicraft.
Documenting Tradition – Masters of Japan by Photographer Giacomo Bruno
This particular series that I picked out was captured by Italian photographer Giacomo Bruno from his travels in Japan that document a selection of Japanese craftsmen working in various fields.
New at OEN Shop – A Selection of Glassware by Japanese Craftsman Yuki Osako
I'm excited to receive a new selection of glassware from long-awaited craftsman Yuki Osako, all of which have been painstakingly and finely handcrafted at her studio in Kanazawa, Japan.
An Enduring Appeal – Furniture by Australian Maker George Harper of TIDE Design
Founded in 2007 in Melbourne by craftsman and designer George Harper, TIDE designs and produces handmade furniture with the goal of making work that can stand the test of time.
In the Heart of Aizu – Short Film on Urushi Craftsmen by Taylor Hawkins
The fantastic short film by Seattle-based filmmaker Taylor Hawkins explores the work made by a series of talented lacquer craftsman in Aizuwakamatsu, a city in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan.
Contemporary Creations – Kitayama Furniture by Design Studio Garnier & Linker
Garnier & Linker, a company founded in Paris by Guillaume Garnier and Florent Linker, make all of their pieces in small runs, often using the help of craftsmen to bring their ideas to fruition.
The Six Japanese Craft Artisans – Tatazumai Exhibition & Showcase by Muji
MUJI recently hosted an exhibition featuring Japanese craftsmen at the Fifth Avenue Flagship Store named "Tatazumai", which can be translated as "shape" or "atmosphere".
Past Memories and Modern Life – Handcrafted Metal Stationery by ystudio
Taiwanese designers ystudio have created this stationery collection to explore the vanishing culture of handicrafts that once existed and make it relevant for our modern world.
A Look Inside – Mjölk Issue No III
An exclusive glimpse inside Mjolk's newest publication, Volume III. Exploring the mysterious world of the Japanese tea ceremony, featuring legendary architect Terunobu Fujimori.
New Feature with Japanese Designer Oji Masanori
As you may already know, I don't really like to rehash old articles for the website. I prefer to bring you something new and unique that is more of a documentation of someone's work, or working processes, instead of a piece that won't be of any use in a few months time. One designer that I thought w
Bamboo Baskets by Junko Iwata
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