Nido in Japan

Nido is a project by designer and creative Julieta Racket who, through collaboration with women from several Argentine provinces, creates knitwear made from 100% sheep wool. The wool that they use comes from Merino and Corriedale sheep, with it being spun and dyed completely by hand. The quality of the raw materials and the respect given to the production process are some of the most important characteristics behind these functional …

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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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Gulliver House by Be-Fun Architects

Considering the Christmas break it would seem this week is finishing before it’s begun, since today has been our first full day back in the office. Nevertheless it’s always good to clear the decks and come through with a fresh line up so I’ve been on the hunt for a little architecture to compliment the film and ceramics that have reached your screens in the past few days. I found exactly the sort of project I was looking for out in the Japan …

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Architecture and Interiors by Takuro Yamamoto

Over the weekend I stumbled across the website of architecture firm Takuro Yamamoto who design beautiful buildings and also wonderful concepts. They focus on creating buildings that will stand the test of time, not wanting to be pinned down to a specific era or time-state. What I thought was interesting as well is how the firm want to be “classless” in terms of social class, they want …

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Yata Stool by Naoki Hirakoso

It’s hard for us to stay out of Japan with our content, we do try but when you have an eye for a minimal aesthetic it makes life difficult, Japanese designers simply are on another level in this regard. Not to discredit the great talent found in Europe and the Americas, but when you come across objects like the Yata Stool by Naoki Hirakoso you just have to sit and marvel at what an excellent piece of design this item is to behold, wow. Much like …

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Selection of Items from OUTBOUND, Japan

I came across this stunning set of imagery today courtesy of Japanese store OUTBOUND. I’m pretty happy that I did, the best source of inspiration always comes when I trickle through other inspiring websites and find the original source, it leads for intriguing imagery and other great content once I’ve fully researched the background information. As far as I know this place is owned by Kazuto Kobayashi, an …

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