Category Archives: Handcrafted

Kurogoma

Kurogoma KurogomaLove these Nordic inspired jewelry patterns created by and sold under the brand name, Kurogoma.  Not exactly sure of the process but the material is listed as plastic and coated with resin. Each piece is then made into earrings, rings and brooches. Her shop is located here on Japanese handmade market, Minne, and you can also follow her on Twitter.

Images: Courtesy of Kurogoma

 

Keiko Matsui

KeikoMatsuiReally liking these ceramic pieces created by Japanese ceramist Keiko Matsui. Love the stitched and button enhanced bowls and cups. The Sydney-based artist says this of her work:

“Each ceramic object I create is part of me. I am communicating with myself, as I work on the wheel. I take pleasure in the process. Sitting on a wheel in silence is my meditative moment. When the clay actually becomes centered, my mind becomes “mu” – nothingness in Japanese.”

Images: Courtesy of Keiko Matsui.

 

Barrington Blue

BarringtonBlue
A family member introduced me to this link, Barrington Blue, a shop that sells unique one-of-a-kind pieces and upholstery. Founded by Carrie Olshan, this online shop features an amazing selection of vintage fabrics rejuvenated as pillows and furniture, all of which are handcrafted by Carrie in her Los Angeles workshop.

Images: Courtesy of Barrington Blue.