Tekio by Anthony Dickens

We now move our attention towards an English based designer who has undertaken a project influenced by the design style of Japan, so something that feels quite at home in our archive. Given our admiration for the Japanese style we can be rather predictable with our content sometimes, although we have been quite good lately so I don’t feel all that guilty for sharing this project today. The film compiles a short interview with the designer …

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Collection of Wooden Cutlery by Tomoya Arai

Recently I’ve been on a search to find a traditional Japanese farmhouse to bring into our archive, as over the weekend I found myself watching back Birdling’s short film on Yoshihiro Takishita’s Minka which we shared in late February. If you missed this piece I’d recommend checking back, in the meantime I’m afraid my farmhouse search has remained fruitless in terms of content for the time being, although I did come across two Japanese …

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Kiki – Japanese Design store in Stockholm

Beautiful understated stores like the Kiki store in Stockholm are often few and far between so when I come across spots like these I always take pleasure in sharing them with you all, as they deserve to be cherished by many. Instantly I was drawing a few parallels in my mind with the Common store in Helsinki, as Kiki too has Japanese owners Nori Akechi curating a beautiful collection of homewares with a very considered …

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Kenji Fujita for Freeman Lederman Ceramic Coffee Pot/Pitcher

I’m not really one for sharing a single product or object but I thought today I’d break that mould and focus in on a rare modernist coffee pitcher that caught my eye over on Pintrest. It’s been designed by Japanese ceramist Kenji Fujita for American Studio Freeman Lederman back in the 50?s and for me it has a real timeless aspect to it. I enjoyed it’s human like figure from behind which many …

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Yata Stool by Naoki Hirakoso

It’s hard for us to stay out of Japan with our content, we do try but when you have an eye for a minimal aesthetic it makes life difficult, Japanese designers simply are on another level in this regard. Not to discredit the great talent found in Europe and the Americas, but when you come across objects like the Yata Stool by Naoki Hirakoso you just have to sit and marvel at what an excellent piece of design this item is to behold, wow. Much like …

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New Feature with John Baker, Owner and Co-Founder of Design Store Mjolk

The observant ones amongst us will have noticed that we’ve posted up our latest feature which showcases John Baker, co-founder of design store Mjolk. If you haven’t had a read already I’d recommend taking some time out to as it’s worked out to be one of our favourite interviews to date as owners John and Juli have very similar tastes to that of our own. Based in Toronto…

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