New in the Shop – Objects by Glassworker Rie Furukawa of matsurica
When it comes to glass most artists are focused on form alone. But lying deep within this material is the potential to explore radiating tones and other subtleties in colour that cannot be explored in other mediums. Rie Furukawa is a Tokyo-based artist who focuses on crafting accessories and other s
Crafting Palm Sized Stories – Paintings by Japanese Artist Yui Yaegashi
Yui Yaegashi, a young Japanese painter who lives and works in Tokyo, loosely inspires all of her beautiful artworks, also named "short stories", on the patterns and colours found in textiles.
Visual Narratives – Paintings and Prints by Japanese Artist Hiroyuki Hamada
Living in New York, Japanese Artist Hiroyuki Hamada's main point of exploration is sculpture, but he also uses prints and drawings as a starting point for all his artworks.
Teapots, Cups & Small Plates – Designed in Tokyo by Yumiko iihoshi
Yumiko's passion for designing everyday objects is quite evident, producing bold forms with the help of local Japanese craftsmen. We're very proud to be stockists of her work.
Shaped by Hand in Tokyo – Copper, Brass & Tin Cans by SyuRo at OEN Shop
We've just restocked a selection of goods from SyuRo, who produce metal cans with the philosophy of high craftsmanship and dedication towards continuous improvement.
Abstract Paintings and Mobiles by Junpei Ori
Alongside the use of primary colours, and a few shades in-between, Japanese artist Junpei Ori creates these still life abstract paintings that are meant to eliminate the unessential.
On Her Skin by Photographer Asako Shimizu
Photographer Asako Shimizu's series 'On Her Skin' is both vivid and mesmerising. This collection has a timeless appeal with a resulting concept that's quite poetic.
Porcelain Works by Kazumi Kato at OEN Shop
Japanese potter Kazumi Kato ticked a lot of boxes in my eyes, she has a fantastic eye and a lot of the textural and characterful elements that could be reflected from her past oil painting experience.
New Feature with Japanese Designer Oji Masanori
As you may already know, I don't really like to rehash old articles for the website. I prefer to bring you something new and unique that is more of a documentation of someone's work, or working processes, instead of a piece that won't be of any use in a few months time. One designer that I thought w
Handmade Glassware by Sugahara
At the moment I feel like I have so many creative inspirations, sometimes I do worry that it’s getting a bit out of hand. But then I look at the website and I love the diversity and originality that we’re bringing to the table. Glass is one of the more interesting subjects, I actually wasn’t a
‘Tableware to Enhance Your Meals’ by Koishiwara Pottery
When it comes to pottery I like the look of simplistic vessels that are pure in form, when it's obvious that they've gone through a process of elimination, reducing any unnecessary elements. With me this has to come through in all aspects of craft and design, often the best designs, whether that be
The Obayashi Collection, A Tour of Takeo Obayashi’s Yu-un Guesthouse
We’ve been extremely spoilt here on the site with different documentaries and short films, today I’m taking the time to showcase another one thanks to Philip Dolin of Particle Productions, the man behind the Collections series for VIP Art. One that caught my attention was a piece on ‘The Obaya