I’m fascinated by those makers who are able to craft not only functional pieces using high quality materials, but also somehow incorporate a unique character that makes their work very distinct. Kyoko Tani of Nagano-based woodworking studio ‘KUKU’ is one of those craftsmen. Her work takes
With hundreds of years of tradition comes hundreds of years of history to uphold. No pressure then. It takes a special maker to not only take a craft by the scruff of the neck, but to run with it and adapt in a contemporary way; to translate the work for a new audience while holding […]
We often assign negative connotations to modern architecture, referencing the cold, static nature of such an environment and how the clinical aesthetic doesn’t truly align with what it means to be a human being. Rougher around the edges, a sense of freedom, also the element of play and creativ
We are pleased to introduce these special handcrafted mobiles by workshop Mother Tool in Japan that were made to link old technology with new and bring a sense of play to any space.
This particular series that I picked out was captured by Italian photographer Giacomo Bruno from his travels in Japan that document a selection of Japanese craftsmen working in various fields.
We are very proud to release a special selection of pottery handcrafted on the pottery wheel by young, talented Japanese ceramic artist Makoto Saito at his studio in the city of Seto in Japan.
Mokkou Yamagen, headed by craftsmen Genki and Mizuki Nishiyama, really are artists at stripping back any unnecessary elements and letting the beauty of the wood shine through.
Back in stock at OEN shop from Fujii Works is the ever popular Round Horse Chestnut Tray, Nested Urushi Bowls, White Lacquer Tray, and a selection of other objects handmade in Japan.
As part of our travel series we take a visit to Chochikukyo House in Kyoto Prefecture that was designed in the 1920's and integrates both Japanese and Western techniques respectively.
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.
We take a visit to the beautiful Yodoko Guest House in Hyogo, Japan designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright in 1918 that has now been restored and opened for the public to enjoy.
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.