Metal Netted Objects by Kanaami-Tsuji

When searching for new and interesting craftsman, I use my knowledge of the internet and some translation tools to find unique creatives from abroad, most notably Japan. I’m drawn to their style for mainly two reasons, tradition and authenticity. I also like the fact that objects, and design in general for that matter, is often simplified down to the bare necessities. This hits right to the core of the item and how it functions. So I’ve …

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Metsa Spring Summer 2013 Collection

It’s been a long time since I’ve mentioned any clothing here on the site, but I feel like this is a unique collection that’s very much in tune with our own ethos. Metsa isn’t a new project by any means, we put together an interview with owner Markus Uran back in 2011 that’s definitely worth checking out if you’ve got a spare few minutes. I’ve kept in touch with Markus over the years and I’ve always been interested in their ideology, also …

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Green Tea Inspiration at Hibiki-an

It’s great finding new inspiration in all different fields, the blog is the perfect place for us to get our thoughts out there and put our own twist on certain subjects, ones that don’t get much light on other websites. I guess in this life everything is interconnected and our daily lives, or things we choose to make a part of our lives, influence our perception and make us become more aware of our surroundings and influences. Personally, I gain …

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Tajika Haruo, Ironworks

I’m always fascinated in crafts and different aspects of design, particularly those ones that are handcrafted. Japan seems to be a big influencer and has some great individuals creating fantastic work in the ceramics, furniture and metal work fields. Today I picked out Tajika Harauo ironworks, they have been producing handcrafted scissors in Ono city Japan for over four generations. They’re a father and son team …

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The Art Of Time By Martina Chamrad

Working on the internet in the way that we do from time to time you can reach the point where you get a little frustrated scrolling through reams and reams of uninspiring projects. We like to keep the site pretty niche and we know what we like so in many respects we can’t really complain. It’s just a bit of a waiting game until something new and relevant comes our way. So when something does crop up it’s all the more sat …

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