Category Archives: Handcrafted

Romper Room


Found these felt animal coasters on Japanese handmade market site, Iichi. The items are made with three layers of felt enhanced with simple animal detail embroidery.  More of their designs can be seen in their Iichi shop, Romper Room.  You can also them on their website.

Images:  Courtesy of Romper Room.

M’s Craft

We’re always on the lookout for creative ways to wrap a gift.  We found these garlands that we think will greatly embellish a package.   It is sold in the Japanese handmade market site Minne.

The shop name is M’s Craft and as typical of Japanese sites the creator’s name is not listed.  The items are made from cultivated in-house flowers carefully chosen for their colors and picked as per season and occasion. 

Images:  Courtesy of M’s Craft.

Fuyuki Shimazu

Japanese artist Fuyuki Shimazu travels globally to pick up cardboards and turn them into wallets, coin purses and whatever items spark his imagination.  The upcycled and fully functional items are sold under the brand name, Carton, and has garnered international audiences.

You can find out more about his designs and process on his website, Facebook and Instagram.  His portfolio can be found here.

Images:  Courtesy of Fuyuki Shimazu.