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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…

Sakura Matsuri Festival

Sakura Matsuri Festival

Written by Angélique Chmielewski

The annual Sakura Matsuri festival is happening at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens this weekend! Steve and I made our way down to check out the festivities and see how the…

Hudson Roadtrip

Hudson Roadtrip

Written by Angélique Chmielewski

Last weekend a few friends and I took a trip upstate a couple hours to recharge in the heart of the Hudson Valley. With the help of a little fresh…

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…

5 Napkin Fold Tutorials

5 Napkin Fold Tutorials

Written by Angélique Chmielewski

The peak of Spring is right around the corner and so are the dinner parties, BBQs and outdoor picnics! We put together five quick and easy napkin fold tutorials to…

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…

Guest Curator: Daniel Chmielewski

Guest Curator: Daniel Chmielewski

Written by Angélique Chmielewski

We’ve known Daniel for quite some time now. I guess you can say I’ve known him my whole life. Daniel is my eldest brother and also our latest guest curator! …

Behind the Photo

Behind the Photo

Written by Angélique Chmielewski

This past Friday, we were incredibly lucky to have had such an awesome setting for our in-situation product photography. Our friend Elissa and her family were kind enough to open…

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