Admiring this botanical calendar created by Japanese painter, Tetsuhiro Wakabayashi, a graduate of Kanazawa College of Art and Commerce Design. He created this calendar with the thought that “the beginning of an unforgettable day should be somewhat gentle”. There are 365 images none of which are the same.
You can view more of his work on his website, Tumblr, Facebook and Behance. Some of his original paintings are available in his Etsy shop.
Images: Courtesy of Tesuhiro Wakabayashi.
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.
Kazuko Nomoco was born in Japan and currently lives in London. She studied graphic design, communication design and illustration in Osaka, Japan and London. She has participated in solo and group exhibitions in London, Milan, Tokyo, Singapore, New York and Mexico City. Her explorations have included working with various materials, craft work and print making. She also works under her surname, Nomoco.
Much of her work can be seen on her website and Behance. She is represented by Japanese agency, Pocko.
Images: Courtesy of Kazuko Nomoco