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.
Next time we are in Kyoto we will probably be on the lookout for this shop, Art Fiber Endo. We love the collaboration between this specialty materials store and Kutani Tsutsumi, a pottery manufacturer established in 1860. The shop offers supplies for making your own thimble and bamboo string tassels. The exquisite tassels incorporate a hanging thread from above, a Kutani thimble as a cap and a tufted yarn for the skirt. They also create other versions of tassels which we are anxious to see up close.
You can find Art Fiber Endo on their website, Facebook and Minne, a Japanese handmade marketplace.
Images: Courtesy of Art Fiber Endo.
These embroidered jewelry are the works of French fine artist and milliner, Elise Letulle, who believes that detail makes a big difference. You can see that in these micro series designs created in their workshop in Normandy, France.
More of her work can be seen in her website, Facebook and Instagram. Her pieces can be purchase on her Etsy shop, En Avril.
Images: Courtesy of En Avril Bijou.