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Yesterday morning I watched Glas for possibly the tenth time (I know, only ten!). This short video was made by master film maker Bert Haanstra, in which it received a well-deserved Academy Award for Best Short Documentary in 1959. The film contrasts the production of hand made crystal from the Royal Leerdam Glass Factory with automated bottle making machines in the Netherlands. An industrial film which is backed completely by …

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New Maker in the Shop, Japanese Woodworker Hiroyuki Sugawara

This blog gives me a place to showcase all my inspirations, but it also allows me to hunt for people that we could represent in the shop here in the UK. All of a sudden we seem to have become a destination for Japanese craft and design, possibly thanks to my fascination with the culture and also their eye for simplicity and attention to detail. I often receive emails from happy customers say …

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Wooden Cutlery by atelier TREE SONG

iichi has turned out to be a fantastic resource, I find myself searching through different craftsmen and makers on a regular basis. If you don’t already know, it’s a bit like the Japanese version of Etsy or Folksy, so you have all these different creatives selling their work online. Last time I presented the works of Fushimi Lacquer Workshop, all made by lacquer craftsman Fushimi Maki in Kanagawa, Japan. Today I’m showcasing some wooden …

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Collection of Wooden Cutlery by Tomoya Arai

Recently I’ve been on a search to find a traditional Japanese farmhouse to bring into our archive, as over the weekend I found myself watching back Birdling’s short film on Yoshihiro Takishita’s Minka which we shared in late February. If you missed this piece I’d recommend checking back, in the meantime I’m afraid my farmhouse search has remained fruitless in terms of content for the time being, although I did come across two Japanese …

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