Anybody else inspired by Naoto Fukasawa? .. hmm silly question we know, which is why we didn’t second chance the opportunity to get his SIWA collection in the shop, because as you will soon see his products are absolutely incredible. Teaming up with Japanese Washi paper maker ONAO, Naoto has produ
I don't know if anyone else finds this but Friday always seems to be quite a reflective day for me, a chance to look back on the weeks work and reestablish where things are going for the next week ahead. So being Friday I thought I'd bring across a little documentary style film which is quite reflec
Postalco is a creative company that we've got a strong admiration for, they make some beautiful everyday objects in unison with the traditional methods which have been used in Japan for countless decades. Mark recently voiced recognition of this project on the sites dedicated facebook page, however
For a little while now I have been patiently waiting for the arrival of this short film, as the teaser has sat in our archives and I have passed email back and forth with Mackenzie the filmmaker. This isn't a criticism by the way, I know these things take time and in my humble opinion this film has
Through this website that I started many years ago I've been privileged to not only talk about inspiring creative individuals but also to meet them in person. I guess that could be a perk of the job? One of those is Tok, full name Tokuhiko Kise, who owns a little studio in Osaka with his wife Hiromi
I’m always fascinated in crafts and different aspects of design, particularly those ones that are handcrafted. Japan seems to be a big influencer and has some great individuals creating fantastic work in the ceramics, furniture and metal work fields. Today I picked out Tajika Harauo ironworks, the
Some quirky ceramics by Melbourne based potter Yoko Ozawa. Born in Japan, Yoko caught my attention with her simplistic yet rustic style that revolves around function, each piece is quite different in it’s own little way. Rough edges here and there all add to the overall aesthetic, superb stuff if
Bonsai's are quite an interesting subject and have been an on and off fascination of mine for a little while , it's a shame but you never seem to hear much about them on the internet. Last night I stumbled across this video by Colby Waller about the Nation Bonsai Museum in Washington D.C. arboretum.
I came across this stunning set of imagery today courtesy of Japanese store OUTBOUND. I'm pretty happy that I did, the best source of inspiration always comes when I trickle through other inspiring websites and find the original source, it leads for intriguing imagery and other great content once I'
We strive to provide our readers with something different here on the site, so something different we shall provide in this selection of botanical gardens photographed by Japanese creative Wakabayashi Hayato. In the winter months I think it's important to remind ourselves of the bright colours and e
Recently I’ve gathered a bit of interest for George Nakashima and his woodwork, I really like the story behind it and how his daughter Mira has taken over, embracing the ethos and carrying on the tradition. So when I woke up this morning and stumbled across filmmaker Bob Krist’s page I had no pr
I picked up some lovely imagery from the Satsuki Shibuya website, a lifestyle brand specialising in hand made product that looks to emphasise an eco-friendly philosophy where each product is carefully crafted one at a time. A lot of these are from the Fall/Winter 2011 catalogue and I thought they we