Mogu-Kagu Wood Furnishings & Design

I hope you’ll excuse the influx of Japanese designers that have shown up on the blog lately, it wasn’t intentional. When you own quite a personal blog like ours you have to go with the flow and pick out what’s inspiring you at that moment in time, but it’s quite apparent that a lot of good work is coming from that side of the world. I’m constantly on the hunt for good designers that we can either showcase in the shop or feature on the blog …

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Furniture at Monokraft

Some delicious looking furniture I stumbled across at the start of the week by Monokraft, a Japanese company based in Tokyo. They’ve got a fantastic website that showcases their work beautifully, so I thought I’d bring a selection of my favourites across for all of you to admire. As I’ve said in previous posts it’s not always easy to find imagery that’s big enough but today I was really spoilt for choice! These workman use a mixture of …

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Place of Hope, The Kasama Community and the Great Ordeal

When me and Daniel decide to showcase videos on the blog we’re often wary of the length, as we know many people can get distracted when watching long pieces. Today I’m going to throw this rule out of the window as I point you towards a piece titled ‘Place of Hope, The Kasama Community and the Great Ordeal’, directed by Henry Mochida and Mike Douglass. It’s a 26 minute film and was made …

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Pottery by Takuji Hayashi

As my Japanese creative showcase slowly dwindles I’m left with a mixed batch of feelings, one being attached to the amount of amazing individuals working in different creative arts in Japan, the other relating to the disappointment across this side of the pond in terms of variety. It becomes pretty apparent that a lot of these woodworkers, ceramicists, and craftsman in general work full time on their occupation in …

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Woodenware by Masahiro Endo

Some beautiful wooden objects by Japanese woodworker and designer Masahiro Endo, he’s been on my watch list for quite a while and I’ve had his personal website bookmarked for a later date. Today seems like a good day to have a browse through the portfolio and talk about some interesting elements regarding his work, specifically those wonderful handmade touches. Masahiro makes a living from his workshop named TURN …

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