Category Archives: Product Design

Earl’s Favourites

One of the reasons we visit Japan often is to scout many of their unique products.  We found these on the Japanese online marketplace, Creema.  These are the creations of Osawa, a fashion magazine editor and Saka, a textile design major and illustrator.  They make leather accessories and bags sold under the brand name, Earl’s Favourites.  They have a retail store in Tokyo and conduct workshops as well. 

You can view more of their accessories on their website and on Creema.

Images:  Courtesy of Earl’s Favourites.

Ocean-Teabag


Found these whimsical collection of tea bags on Japanese site, Ocean-Teabag.
Don’t know much about the company but we will certainly try to find these
bags when we again visit Japan.  You can view their collection on their website and on Facebook.

Images:  Courtesy of Ocean-Teabags.

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.