We just released our newest feature on Japanese woodworker Toshifumi Momose! At the foot of the mountains in Shizukoa City resides the workshop “Hikimonojo 639”, a renovated tea factory that’s now a woodworking studio full of lathes, turning wheels, and much more. Take a look insid
We recently highlighted some special pieces by FUJIGOKE that are very intriguing and are a little offbeat compared to what we usually post here. Of course, nature is something we do talk about a lot, but bringing nature in to the home is not that easy unless you are talking about some kind of direct
Frying Pan & Handle Set Walnut M by JIU Today we release our new feature that takes a closer look inside the Fujita Metal factory in Osaka who worked in collaboration with designers Ryosaku Aoki and Masayuki Haruta of Tokyo-based design studio TENT. When I first saw their innovative design I kn
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
Even though some of our features are short and sweet, I think it’s important to see inside the maker’s studio and get a sense of their working methods. Seeing an object on the computer screen you sometimes fail to recognise the dedication, skill, and human connection behind such craft. For this
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.
We release a series of photos from inside the studio of Japanese craftsman Rieko Fujimoto, we visited her studio in Neyagawa City, Osaka Prefecture where she makes her metal cutlery by hand.
We used a bit of down time to update our feature on TRUCK Furniture, showcasing photos from our trip to Japan where we visited the workshop, showroom and cafe late last year.
A photographer was available to go the studio of talented Japanese potter Makoto Asebi. We showcase how he produces his works from start to finish, such as making on the wheel and later firing in the kiln.
I’m really pleased to profile the fantastic work of Fujii Works, we sent Japanese photographer Issei Kashiwagi to travel to their studio and take pictures of them crafting their objects by hand.