I’ve been thinking of more ways in which we can leverage our platform and offer support to different studios making great work that have yet to be discovered or be highlighted in the West. When I spoke with Shirasagi Woodwork I was struck by their craftsmanship and ability to see past the traditio
We’ve covered the Bauhaus extensively here and many of the architects and designers who worked at this famous design school. The integration of craft and design was so important and ripples can still be felt today. We ourselves reference many of thoughts and ideologies that derived from this s
This collection of porcelain work by Lee Jae Jun is inspired by his M Type Tableware series and uses colouring and zirconium silicate to make the finished vessels appear in such a way.
New tableware at OEN shop made by husband and wife duo Katsuhisa and Mizuho Hira of Studio Prepa. Their work really sums up the Japanese philosophy of simplicity and understated beauty.
I thought I'd update the blog with some new craft work that I found on my travels around the web last week, it seems to have become absent from the blog lately. But I have to say I feel like we've been doing a good job on the shop. I mentioned before about us getting some lacquerware in the store fr
I've been researching porcelain quite extensively over the last few weeks, particularly the temperatures you have to fire the clay at and how the different firing methods affect the body and colouring. It's not a secret that I love functional objects, utilitarianism some might call it, well at the
I feel like over the years my taste has been pretty consistent, even when I was just dipping my feet in as a younger designer I was drawn to the act of simplicity and clean lines. It didn't really matter what it was, whether a building, a painting, a piece of clothing, or magazines and books, I sens
How about we add some superb glass tumblers and vessels into the mix today. I'm a big admirer of functional items that serve a humble purpose in day to day life, often the ones we take for granted and that slip in to the back of our mind without a second thought. These tumblers by Sempli remind me o
I've been on a serious hunt for some ceramics over the past week or so. I didn't want to settle for something of lesser quality, that's not my style, and it wasn't really on my list to pull a selection from Japan again since I've turned to there a lot lately in search of inspiration. So I took an in