Japanese Lacquerware at TOKI no KUMO

Japanese gallery and craft store TOKI no KUMO has been a favourite destination of mine to visit, in fact I’ve wrote about them a few times previously here on the site. I usually check back every so often to see their progress as a store and get an eyeful of the interesting selection of products that they stock. Often rare and very unusual, especially for this side of the world. Even though I’m always on the look out for shops with inspiring content …

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Wire Works by Masao Seki

I love wire sculptures and wire work in general, it’s quite a fascinating subject in my opinion as it’s out of the general scope of what artists usually produce. People like Alexander Calder have originated in this from and have then expanded out into other avenues such as mobile work, or larger sculptures. So it’s basically experimentation and creativity at its purest. As you can imagine since it’s quite a low key thing to do, seeing high …

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Yoshiyuki Kato’s Woodworks

It’s not always always an easy job finding new and interesting creatives to talk about, a lot of the time you stumble across the same individuals that are doing great things. One place I’ve always been fascinated by is Japan and Japanese culture, mainly their way of life and also their simplicity in design. You could possibly match it up to the Scandinavian aesthetic in some ways but the history revolving around a lot of their crafts is …

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