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Shiro and Shiro | Exhibition Statement

Shiro and Shiro | Exhibition Statement

Written by Makoto Koizumi

Makoto Koizumi was born in 1960 and grew up amidst the constant movement of Tokyo. His career in design took root from an interest in woodworking and expanded to architecture, industrial design and interior design as…

Makoto Koizumi | Studio Visit

Written by Angélique Chmielewski

Our love for Makoto Koizumi comes from a place of respect, a heavy admiration of his works that embody every aspect of what we consider good design. We’ve been communicating…

Explorations on Mount Takao | A Day Trip from Tokyo

Explorations on Mount Takao | A Day Trip from Tokyo

Written by The Team

We often get asked about lesser known activities to do in Japan. The list is never-ending, but we thought this trip to an unusual museum, Takao 599 Museum, in the…

Edge of Light | Works in White at Dia: Beacon

Written by The Team

On a cold day in late winter, we took the Metro North to one of our favorite museums Dia: Beacon, to see the exhibition of Robert Ryman’s work and honor…

Ten Perfect Pairings – A Neighborhood Gift Guide

Written by Angélique Chmielewski

For Valentine’s Day this year we created a gift guide pairing our items with items sold by some of our favorite downtown shops in New York. We’ve become friends with…

Hidden Details | Norio Tanno Tea Case

Written by Stevenson Aung

Whenever we get the rare delivery of wooden objects from Norio Tanno, we remember exactly why we go through great lengths to procure the finest handcrafted items we can get…

New Year’s Osechi

Written by Angélique Chmielewski

Our year started off with new adventures into the Japanese culinary world and we couldn’t have had the opportunity without the hospitality of our good friend, Aya Nihei, who prepared…

Wood Cup by Nalata Nalata

Wood Cup by Nalata Nalata

Written by Angélique Chmielewski

When we first moved to New York as students, somehow managing to find an apartment in the East Village, we quickly began to notice how the pace of the city…

Before Opening Night | Video

Before Opening Night | Video

Written by Stevenson Aung

Exhibitions, like our most recent, Forging Shadows, are an intersection of an artisan’s career work and a curator’s point of view. Each artisan’s breath of work is so large and varied…

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