Who doesn’t enjoy learning more about the making process? Indigo dyeing is such a mystical and unique craft that turns a simple leaf in to a wonderful deep dark blue. Japanese studio Mori Kougei have intertwined this ancient craft with their classic woodworking skill. By using local dyers in t
Indigo Dyeing at the Mori Kougei Workshop I paid homage to indigo and its properties in OEN Issue 2. On a visit to highly regarded indigo-dyer Toshiharu Furusho’s studio he taught me the history behind indigo and how it is vital to the Tokushima area in Japan. So when I discovered the work of fell
This is a real treat! See below our newest short film highlighting the work of Tokushima-based woodworkers Mori Kougei. Mori Woodwork is headed by craftsman Hiroyuki Mori in Tokushima, Japan. Mori specialises in a technique called ‘Tsukiita’ that involves slicing wood in to a thin, paper
When the skin care brand Aesop was working on the design of their Newman Yokohama store, they knew their interior had to be just as impressive as their products. They enlisted the help of Torafu Architects to make their vision a reality. The end result is winding, deep blue, wood paneled shelving th
To mark the 100 year anniversary of diplomatic relations between Finland and Japan Artek have produced this collection where they have collaborated with leading Japanese and Finnish designers.
BUAISOU are indigo farmers and dyers based in Tokushima, Japan and pride themselves on controlling the whole process from start to finish by using traditional techniques.
Inspired by an old indigo vat that she had situated at her home studio, Lynn Pollard, an Atlanta-based artist, creates landscapes and abstract artworks by dipping paper in to indigo.
What I love most about the internet is how far reaching and open it is, you can learn so much from so many different individuals around the globe. Take this short film for example, it documents the creation process of a brand over in Indonesia called Bluesville who still cut and make everything by h
My favourite sort of photography doesn't necessarily have to be about composition or clarity but a lot of the time it's about the subject in the photograph and the natural lighting. I prefer it when the person taking the picture is inspired by what they're taking and is very careful about the aesthe