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Our Top Locations in Helsinki for Art, Design & Craft Inspiration Considering the current climate we know it’s not the best time to write design guides! But we felt strangely nostalgic about the places that have had such an impact on us creatively. Japan was one place, somewhere I’v
New Feature – A Look Inside the Studio of Japanese Ceramic Artist Makoto Saito
Today we are pleased to release this feature on Makoto Saito so that we're all able to get more of an insight in to Makoto’s art and appreciate the design and skill needed to produce these ceramics.
New at OEN Shop – A Selection of Ceramics by Japanese Potter Makoto Saito
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.
New Feature – Hiking in the town of Wazuka in Kyoto with d:matcha
Read our new feature on a company currently residing in the famous town of Wazuka called d:matcha, founded by Daiki Tanaka who is producing high quality matcha and sencha in Japan.
Timeless Appeal – A Visit to Katsura Rikyu Imperial Villa in Kyoto, Japan
Continuing our series of adventures from Japan is a visit to Katsura Rikyu, or Katsura Imperial Villa, in Kyoto, Japan. We were able to photograph the gardens and surround property one morning.
Garden in the Sky – A Visit to Miho Museum in Shigaraki, Shiga Prefecture, Japan
We visit Miho museum in the mountains of Shigaraki in Shiga Prefecture, Japan. Designed by I. M. Pei, a beautiful building that is full of detail and works with nature to create something truly special.
New Maker at OEN Shop – Woodwork by Japanese Craftsman Eiji Hagiwara
Mr Hagiwara is inspired by the Shaker design philosophy, "to be necessary and useful”. He has channelled this in to his own woodwork and now we're stocking a selection of his work.
OEN Maker & Japanese Potter – A Glimpse Inside the Studio of Keiichi Tanaka
We thought we'd give you a look inside the studio of ceramic artist Keiichi Tanaka, who makes an impressive range of sculpture and tableware at his studio in Kawagoe, Japan.
New Maker at OEN Shop – Woodwork by Japanese Craftsman Masahiro Endo
A beautiful selection of woodwork by Japanese craftsman Masahiro Endo at OEN shop, who uses the natural landscape around him as inspiration for his crafted designs.
Shaped by Hand – New Works at OEN Shop by Woodturner Jonathan Leech
His preferred style is ‘minimalist’, using a simple design which allows the wood to express its own qualities. This often includes natural edges, knot-holes and other natural imperfections.
New Maker at OEN Shop – Ceramics by Japanese Potter Keiichi Tanaka
As we finally approach summer there’s been many new additions to the shop, one that’s been eagerly awaited here is a collection of ceramics by Japanese potter Keiichi Tanaka.
New Feature – Maiko Okuno’s Workshop in Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan
We commissioned photographer Shigekazu Shinya to capture OEN maker Maiko Okuno woodturning, applying lacquer, also sharpening and working with her tools.