Japanese sculptor Masayuki Tsubota has been on my radar for a few weeks now. I'm especially fond of the textures in his forms, as well as the abstract shapes that he's been able to create.
It’s been a long time since we last highlighted the work of Japanese metal craftsman Rieko Fujimoto, all of which are handcrafted by Rieko at her studio in Neyagawa, Osaka Prefecture.
Two things that I have no problem finding in terms of inspiration are furniture and pottery. For some reason they’re at the forefront, whether that be a particular phase at the moment I’m not sure (quite possibly), but I’m always keeping my eyes on the ground for other content and avenues to p
I feel like over the years my taste has been pretty consistent, even when I was just dipping my feet in as a younger designer I was drawn to the act of simplicity and clean lines. It didn't really matter what it was, whether a building, a painting, a piece of clothing, or magazines and books, I sens
This week we have a special feature for you all of you to enjoy, putting this together has been one of my favorite to date, it’s always a pleasure to work with imagery and content like this. Plus, I know this particular feature in question is going to be enjoyed across the whole web and in many co
After my recent posts on architecture, basket weaving, lacquerware and antique art, I feel like I've been pulling out all the stops to show a variety of different subjects on the blog. It's not always that easy, as usually these things come in bunches so you end up with too many architects or too mu
I thought I’d lighten up the mood after a busy holiday period, bringing with me a concise selection of imagery from Fujiwaramuro architects who’re based out of Osaka. My little jibe with Japan continues as I’ve been coming across a variety of inspiration from that part of the world, the consi
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
So I know we've featured Japanese photographer Hideaki Hamada and these little fellows in the past, but this latest set is so beautifully captured and wonderfully natural that I couldn't resist sharing these on the format again. Based in Osaka, Hideaki is a highly creative individual, he's as equall