Often we purchase items not necessarily for the product inside but for the packaging. A sample of these are the packages for the “Lycka Till” line of chocolate from Morozoff confectioner of Kobe, Japan. Morozoff is well known in Japan as the company that first introduced Valentines Day to the nation. Really liking the Scandinavian designs on these products so we just had to post.
You can learn more about the company on their website, Facebook and Instagram.
Images: Courtesy of Morozoff.
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.