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Extra Place Gets a Facelift

Extra Place Gets a Facelift

Written by Angélique Chmielewski

New York is a city full of art in all its forms. Outside of the context of traditional art venues, there is a whole realm of street art that we’re…

Grace Farms – SANAA

Grace Farms – SANAA

Written by Stevenson Aung

Driving through Connecticut is always a pleasure, especially during the fall when the changing of the seasons is reflected in the color of the leaves. Angy and I often head…

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…

Studio Visit – Nicole Patel

Studio Visit – Nicole Patel

Written by Angélique Chmielewski

Recently we spent an afternoon visiting our friend and talented artist, Nicole Patel, at her home in Nyack, about an hour from New York City. We came back feeling inspired…

Motifs in Japanese Design

Motifs in Japanese Design

Written by Stevenson Aung

Symbols and motifs have always been an integral part of Japanese aesthetics, both in traditional and modern designs. These symbols can be found integrated in many of the items found…

Memories of Japan

Memories of Japan

Written by Stevenson Aung

Here’s a bit more of a look into our latest trip to Japan. It was jam-packed but I just wanted to share some highlights outside of our Naoshima trip. I was able…

Naoshima – The “Art Island”

Naoshima – The “Art Island”

Written by Angélique Chmielewski

We recently got back from Japan and have been trying to adjust to the time difference for a good two weeks but I guess after a certain extent you can…

In Boxes – Exhibition Recap

In Boxes – Exhibition Recap

Written by Angélique Chmielewski

Our In Boxes exhibition ran last week during NYCxDESIGN! We had such a great time sharing all the unique and magical containers that we’ve accumulated over the years during the…

In Boxes – Exhibition of Japanese Craft Boxes – May 13-17

In Boxes – Exhibition of Japanese Craft Boxes – May 13-17

Written by Angélique Chmielewski

  In Boxes – An Exhibition of Japanese Craft Boxes Boxes… they come in various shapes, textures, colors and materials. We use boxes in large and small scales on a…

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