Woodwork handmade by Taisuke Hirabayashi, a Japanese craftsman who turns functional objects from wood. Not only are they simple, they also have a distinct style of their own.
Yosuke Kashiwakura has documented our conflict with nature through his photography in a subtle way, using underlying meaning to hint at some of the environmental issues we face.
Mr Sugawara is an extremely popular maker in Japan, so we asked him kindly if he could craft us some new works and what's come of it is a really beautiful selection of functional objects.
The imagery here is of frozen methane bubbles that Japanese photographer Ryota Kajita finds on the icy surfaces in Fairbanks, Alaska. They really create the most amazing patterns.
I’m sure you’ve seen Katsufumi Baba's work featured here on the blog before, so it’s nice to finally put a face to name and showcase some imagery from inside his studio.
A weighty spoon by Ruka Kikuchi, handmade at his workshop in Japan. This has a nice thin handle that’s been welded to the scoop, with little hammer marks running across the surface.
Yumiko iihoshi has produced this new series titled ReIRABO, Irabo being a type of Korean pottery that was admired by Japanese tea-masers as they embodied a “high aesthetic ideal”.
Ever wondered about the Japanese and how they achieve such simplicity and a sense of calm within their homes? If you wanted to see this first hand I'd recommend this series of interviews.
Living in New York, Japanese Artist Hiroyuki Hamada's main point of exploration is sculpture, but he also uses prints and drawings as a starting point for all his artworks.
Kana Tozuka's ceramics were an instant hit when they first arrived earlier in the Spring, so I’m pleased to let you know that new stock has come in alongside some other objects to coincide.
Bruce Gardner lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico and specialises in the Japanese art of Hikaru Dorodango. Perfect spheres created from soil, which are then dried and polished.
Naho Kamada produces objects from brass, silver and aluminium at her studio, all of which are inspired by antique tea utensils, old cups, and other functional goods.