The appeal of functional ware for me is the time spent and connection shared with such necessary pieces of design. There’s also something fascinating about an object that melts away and becomes a lifelong companion. Tokyo-based metalworker Tomomi Ishikawa grabbed my attention with his characte
It’s really great to support the creativity behind the different makers that we represent and see them run free within their craft and experiment with new techniques that might push their craft forward. Japanese woodworker Yusuke Tazawa has done that here with his new silver and blue makiji la
As a follow up to our pre-order post regarding the woodworks of Kihachi Workshop we are pleased to have received a new shipment of beautiful handmade wooden vessels from them.
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.
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We visit Ryoanji Temple in the north of Kyoto, an inspiring location that's most famous for its minimalist zen garden, featuring fifteen stones in an abstract composition.
These new boxes by Fujii Works are back in at OEN shop and come in small and large and have been handmade with a horse chestnut lid by Japanese woodworkers Kenichi and Minako Fujii.
Studio Prepa has been making a small selection of glassware for us for a number of years now and this week we received a new shipment from Nagano Prefecture, Japan.
When we saw the collection of woodworks made by Studio KUKU we were drawn in by the quirkiness mixed with the functionality and wanted to represent them here in the shop.
This week we are highlighting the brilliant work of new OEN maker Yuki Osako, a talented Japanese glassmaker who now lives and works in historical city of Kanazawa, Japan.
Keiichi Tanaka hand builds all of his works at his studio just outside Tokyo, using a mixture of bright glazes and more subtle shades with colours coming through from underneath.
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.