Beautiful wooden objects by Fujii Works. Kenichi is the woodturner, he also carves the pieces by hand and constructs the vessels. Minako on the other hand applies the finishing touches.
Every so often you acquire those quaint objects that seem to have a real presence about them, for me the little round brass cup by Austrian metal workshop Carl Aubock is one of them.
A weighty spoon by Ruka Kikuchi, handmade at his workshop in Japan. This has a nice thin handle that’s been welded to the scoop, with little hammer marks running across the surface.
Naho Kamada produces objects from brass, silver and aluminium at her studio, all of which are inspired by antique tea utensils, old cups, and other functional goods.
Wona Bae's background in Japanese Ikebana and Kokozi, the Korean equivalent, helped her develop this nursery-cum-studio titled Loose Leaf in Melbourne, Australia.
I’m always on the lookout for shops and places displaying honest well-made objects which are both functional and visually appealing. I often find myself taking the simplest of objects and being immersed in the details and intricacies within. The ones which look great on a shelf and do an equally i
It's not often that I come across shops or creatives in New Zealand, we've swayed towards Japan in recent months but there are also some fantastic things going on in other parts of the world. Particularly that side near Australia is where I'm seeing lots of creative communities pop-up and exhibit ex
Some cracking inspiration that I found on my travels today, this time a bit more local to us at Augustus Greaves, based between Oxford and London. They specialise in selling pieces of design, whether it's objects such as vases or lights, or furniture and tables, I decided to pick up a selection from
As I'm sure a lot of you know from previous posts that I'm quite the avid reader, I always purchase more books than I can handle but each one goes in to my bookcase or office with the intention of being read. One thing I don't buy usually is books that are fictional, most of the ones I purchase are
My latest explorations revolve around a trio of books that I purchased delving into the art of the tea ceremony in Japan and the concept of life over there in general. One particular book that has gripped me over the past few days was written by Junichiro Tanizaki titled ‘in praise of shadows’,
With our recent release in the shop of the book nest by TRUCK Furniture, which has been ever so popular, I’ve been thinking to myself that we should buy a few items from the TRUCK shop, particular the stools and some chairs for our office. Originally I thought this would be a bit out of my reach c
I'm back again today with another post that follows along the same line as my last, this time I thought I'd put some imagery together thanks to our friends at Inventory who've recently released their latest set of items. It's unusual for me to cover two similar things so closely to one another, but