Category Archives: Japan

Hitomi Hosono

HitomiHosonoLondon-based ceramist, Hitomi Hosono, has studied porcelain work in both the Japanese and European traditions. Her current collection is inspired by leaves and flowers, of which, she says: “I find myself drawn to the intricacy of plants, examining the veins of a leaf, how its edges are shaped, the layering of a flower’s petals. I look, I touch, I draw.”

Images: Courtesy of Hitomi Hosono.

 

You and Tie by 0810

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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