Category Archives: Small Business


We love the fabrics and product extensions of this Japanese textile brand, Makumo. The tiny garage brand is the brainstorm of Japanese designer, illustrator and screen printer Miki Fukuyama. Her four member company designs, prints and makes all their products in Fukuoka, Japan. Some of their products are available here in their English online store. Their shoe collection is available here at Onitsuka Tiger.

You can follow this group on their website, Facebook and Instagram.

Images: Courtesy of Makuma.



hahaWe found this small shop, HaHa, on Pinkoi, Asia’s largest designer’s market. The shop carries a line of handmade personal and home accessory items. We don’t have much information on the designer/maker but the Kyoto fabrics used captured our eyes so we just had to post. You can find more information on Pinkoi at Techcrunch. HaHa shop is here on Pinkoi, Japan.

Images: Courtesy of HaHa.

Pleased To Meet You

pleasedtomeetyouDaniela Koenn and Marcel Hornung left a hectic agency life to channel their creative talents into
the Berlin-based paper store, “Pleased To Meet You”. Daniela is the talent behind their signature minimal illlustrations. Knowledge of materials and production processes assures their customers that they are receiving high quality products. You can view their work on their website, Instagram and Facebook. They also ship internationally from their online shop.

Images: Courtesy of “Pleased To Meet You.”