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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…

Nice Things Magazine | A Life in Brooklyn

Nice Things Magazine | A Life in Brooklyn

Written by Angélique Chmielewski

Our home in Brooklyn was recently featured in the December issue of Nice Things magazine, a Japanese lifestyle publication that is quickly becoming a favourite. Opening our home up was…

Kyoto Moyashi House

Kyoto Moyashi House

Written by Stevenson Aung

In a quiet temple district of Kyoto, dotted with Buddhist temples, stands the Kyoto Moyashi House. Its unassuming façade is like most kyōmachiya (traditional Kyoto style townhouses) but take a…

Church of the Light in Progress

Church of the Light in Progress

Written by Stevenson Aung

The above image is of Tadao Ando giving directions during the construction of one of his most iconic structures, Ibaraki Kasugaoka, otherwise known as Church of the Light. The photo…

Tajika – Scissors and Shears Exhibition Recap

Tajika – Scissors and Shears Exhibition Recap

Written by Angélique Chmielewski

The Tajika Exhibition of scissors and shears is still going on for a couple more days but it’s been such a great show we wanted to give an early recap of…

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…

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