Ceramics by Japanese Maker Toru Hatta

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 pursue. I suppose as I’m getting quite adept as a potter myself I’m finding some fascinating works across the web. One of my favourites recently, and …

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Kuroda x Toda, White Porcelain Collaboration by Taizo Kuroda and Hiroshi Toda

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 sensed the appeal straight away. I suppose it could be deemed as a ‘lifestyle’ choice, but I’m not totally con …

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New Interview with Tokuhiko Kise of TRUCK Furniture

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 countries, their publications in our shop have been one of our most popular items available to purchase. Who would …

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Works by Japanese Potter Mamiko Wada

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 much furniture, but that’s just life I suppose. So I thought I’d place in some simplistic pottery that’s extremely inspiring, particularly as I’m craving to get in …

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Assorted Imagery from Fujiwaramuro Architects

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 consistent ideology that seems to influence Japanese designers and craftsman alike is very …

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A Look Around Truck Furniture and Bird Coffee in Osaka, Japan

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 Karatsu called Truck Furniture. Now, if you haven’t visited their website before you …

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Further Imagery From Hideaki Hamada

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 equally as impressive at creating music as he is capturing stunning lifestyle snaps, and I’m sure you will all …

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