Category Archives: Product Design

The Tokyo Cork

TheTokyoCorkWe love the cork seat stool that we found in the Japanese online store, The Tokyo Cork. 80% of this natural material (cork) is harvested in Portugal and Spain but the plant does not grow in Japan. They have, however, found a process to recycle discarded wine bottle corks and created this impressive product line. The handmade stool seat itself requires about 350 used corks.

Images: Courtesy of The Tokyo Cork.

Dento House

DentoHouseAdmiring the product line of this Japanese design shop, Dento House. The company has brought together prestige designers of Japan to produce a product line that marries traditional crafts with modern sensibilities. Particularly liking the graphics on the kokeshi dolls.  You can view the rest of their product line on their website and can also follow them here on Facebook.

Images: Courtesy of Dento House.


RaindanceRight now umbrellas are the farthest things on our minds here in California. However, the print designs on these umbrellas are so unique that we had to share. RainDance is a London-based umbrella design company founded by Sujata Sagrani, who started the company because she couldn’t find an umbrella she liked in a country where the climate is predominantly rain. We’re anxious to see new designs from this recently established company.

Images: Courtesy of RainDance.