When we saw the collection of woodworks made by Studio KUKU we were drawn in by the quirkiness mixed with the functionality and wanted to represent them here in the shop.
Shinobu Hashimoto, a Japanese potter based in Sapporo, Hokkaido has recently sent a new shipment of ceramics for us to stock in the shop, a selection of vases, cups and teapots.
Misa of Mushimegane Books usually opens her kiln three or four times a year and likes to make all of her work as a grouping, so we decided to capture them all over the weekend.
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.
When I was introduced to the work of metalworker Takeo Suhara I was instantly hooked, the simplicity in his work is contrasted by the small markings that run across the surface of the pieces.
Japanese artist Yoko Komae has a very distinct style and uses hand building technique to make stunning flowing, thin forms that rise up and have textured but natural looking surface.
A fantastic selection of restocks from Japanese craftsman Ruka Kikuchi, who makes by hand a variety of cutlery and plates at his quaint studio in Setouchi, Okayama Prefecture.
New works in OEN shop by Studio KUKU who make characterful pieces of design by hand, they look to use their hands to make sure each piece fits comfortably and can be used on a daily basis.
A glimpse inside the home and studio of Kawai Kanjiro, a Japanese potter who was a key figure in the mingei and studio pottery movement, which included Bernard Leach and Shoji Hamada.
New OEN maker, Japanese potter Makoto Asebi who resides in Kamakura, focuses on creating timeless pieces from stoneware clay on the pottery wheel that have both character and warmth.
Interested in the boundary between building and objects, Japanese designer Norihiko Terayama looked at how these objects could be both sculptural and functional.
Japanese designer Shinya Oguchi has produced this prototype table titled Layer that can rotate to expand the overall footprint, as well as offer extra storage space for the user to use.