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Spotlight on Mitsuhiro Konishi

Spotlight on Mitsuhiro Konishi

Written by Stevenson Aung

Mitsuhiro Konishi is a sculptor and blacksmith who creates handcrafted metal cutlery well known for its incorporation of textures. Konishi, originally from Okinawa, gained an appreciation of craftsmanship from his…

Transforming States: Factory Zoomer’s Kazumi Tsuji on Finding a Calling in Glassware

Transforming States: Factory Zoomer’s Kazumi Tsuji on Finding a Calling in Glassware

Written by Aya Nihei

I’m always impressed with the way an artisan works, their well-organized processes, their techniques, and their confidant demeanor as professionals in the studio. I am unable to take my eyes off…

Yuichi Takemata at Sayuu

Yuichi Takemata at Sayuu

Written by Angélique Chmielewski

For those unfamiliar with Yuichi Takemata, he is a metal artist and the owner of Sayuu, a beautiful gallery in Kanazawa. He began his career repairing antiques, mostly jewelry, and…

A Day with Kazumi Tsuji of factory zoomer

A Day with Kazumi Tsuji of factory zoomer

Written by Angélique Chmielewski

Typically it takes us awhile to get a Journal recap up about our trips to Japan but this time we made it a point to post quicker than usual. This…

Spotlight on Tajika

Spotlight on Tajika

Written by Stevenson Aung

With our upcoming Tajika exhibition just around the corner, we wanted to delve a little deeper into the relevance of showcasing over 80 pairs of different handcrafted scissors! As one…

Quickfire with Ryo Kashiwazaki of Hender Scheme

Quickfire with Ryo Kashiwazaki of Hender Scheme

Written by Stevenson Aung

While the majority of our artisans work with materials such as ceramic, metal and wood, Hender Scheme has honed their skills in a very specific material – natural veg-tan leather. This type of hide is known…

Spotlight on Hender Scheme

Spotlight on Hender Scheme

Written by Angélique Chmielewski

We are beginning our next lineup of exhibitions with none other than Hender Scheme. We couldn’t be more excited for this one! More details to come but for now, mark…

Spotlight on Futagami

Spotlight on Futagami

Written by Stevenson Aung

We can’t wait for our exhibition next week! We’ll be showcasing the complete Futagami collection in addition to their latest architectural hardware line, MATUREWARE. More information about the opening night…

Spotlight on Takashi Tomii

Spotlight on Takashi Tomii

Written by Angélique Chmielewski

We’ve had a large collection of work by Takashi Tomii available in-store but have just recently made it available online. Photographing, writing product descriptions and handling each piece brought back…

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