Category Archives: Japan

You and Tie by 0810

YouandTie
Found these fun bow ties on Japanese handmade site, Minne. Function is very unisex as the ties can be taken apart and used as a pin to attach to your hat or tote bag. The unnamed designer sells the ties under the brand, You and Tie by 0810, and can be followed here on Twitter.

Images: Courtesy of You and Tie by 0810.

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

 

Maiko Matsue

Matsue-MaikoDiscovered her work at Japanese web shop, Gallery Vie. Wish I could quote the artist, Maiko Matsue, but the typical Japanese profile usually list the schools attended, awards won and exhibitions held. In any case I love the bold coloration and simple folk inspired shapes of her graphic illustrations.

Images: Courtesy of Maiko Matsue.