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Architectural Details

Architectural Details

Written by Stevenson Aung

We’ve had architectural details on the mind! We often refer to Japanese architecture and interior design for inspiration as they often adopt simple use of materials with an attention to…

Hokkaido Artisans and Designers

Hokkaido Artisans and Designers

Written by Stevenson Aung

As soon as I arrive to Asahikawa in Hokkaido, I felt at home! The climate is very similar to that of our hometown in Canada, so seeing patches of snow…

Japan Withdrawals

Japan Withdrawals

Written by Stevenson Aung

We’re back from a recent buying trip in Japan and our withdrawals are setting in as usual. It was such an amazing trip catching up with old friends, meeting new…

The Rousokuza Candle Tradition

The Rousokuza Candle Tradition

Written by Stevenson Aung

We recently released a selection of candles by the Takazawa Candle Co. and we’re happy to be one of the few retailers introducing a broad range of Japanese candles available outside…

George Nakashima at Untitled

George Nakashima at Untitled

Written by Stevenson Aung

The furniture of George Nakashima has always blurred the lines between art and design. His organic approach to wood construction reveals the unique idiosyncrasies of the tree itself, in what…

Japanese Treasures from the Brooklyn Museum

Japanese Treasures from the Brooklyn Museum

Written by Stevenson Aung

The Japan Society is hosting an exhibition titled, Point of Departure: Treasures from the Brooklyn Museum. The exhibition highlights an array of objects and art works from the museum’s vast…

Video: 10¹² Terra Movie

Video: 10¹² Terra Movie

Written by Stevenson Aung

A beautiful video produced by Chiba design studio, 10¹² Terra, showcasing our recently released terrariums for succulents. Check out their full product selection here and stay tuned for new releases from this bourgeoning…

A Closer Look at Uchino

A Closer Look at Uchino

Written by Stevenson Aung

We recently released six distinct styles of Japanese towels in our shop and wanted to give you some insights into the acclaimed manufacturer and brand, Uchino.  With headquarters in Tokyo,…

Leather Japan

Leather Japan

Written by Stevenson Aung

  Its always so interesting how different artists and designer interpret one material. The Thomas Erben Gallery in Chelsea is currently showcasing a group of works that exemplify the contemporary…

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