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Glass Half Full | Video

Glass Half Full | Video

Written by Angélique Chmielewski

In celebration of our upcoming factory zoomer exhibition, Glass Half Full, we’ve created a short video that highlights the special features of founder Kazumi Tsuji’s hand-blown glassware. You can read…

GLASS HALF FULL | Exhibition – Kazumi Tsuji + factory zoomer | May 12-20

GLASS HALF FULL | Exhibition – Kazumi Tsuji + factory zoomer | May 12-20

Written by Stevenson Aung

“Discovering the Joy of Glassware through an Exhibition of Works by Kazumi Tsuji + factory zoomer” We will be welcoming celebrated glass artist Kazumi Tsuji, founder of factory zoomer, to…

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…

Three Kyoto Pit Stops

Three Kyoto Pit Stops

Written by Stevenson Aung

A lot of our clients have mentioned that they are heading to Japan so we wanted to do a quick post about three great spots in Kyoto that we would…

Toshiya Archery Competition at Sanjusangen-do Temple

Toshiya Archery Competition at Sanjusangen-do Temple

Written by Stevenson Aung

Every year in Kyoto, come the second week of January, the streets are flooded with young men and women lugging around exceptionally tall bamboo bows and feathered arrows. It’s the…

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…

Happy Birthday, Nalata Nalata!

Happy Birthday, Nalata Nalata!

Written by Angélique Chmielewski

It’s been 2 years since we opened up our store at 2 Extra Place in New York! When we opened our doors, our objective was to connect clients with makers…

A Guide to Hydroponics with 10¹² Terra

A Guide to Hydroponics with 10¹² Terra

Written by Angélique Chmielewski

Even after years of growing plants hydroponically (without soil), I still find it to be fascinating. 10¹² Terra has made it into a beautiful art with their products that highlight…

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