Tag Archives: #japan

Collect-G

We would love to spend a week in Japan to study sashiko embroidery.  Been finding lots of merchandise using this embellishment.  The coin purses above are the creations of company branded, Collect-G.  The unnamed artist/artists started making the coin purses in 2010.  They worked primarily on event openings and consignment sales but has recently been focusing on web sales. 

The purses can be purchased on Japanese sites Minne, Base, Creema and Iichi. You can see more of their designs on their website (in Japanese) and on Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Collect-G.

Mai Yamamoto

Love these delicate glass orbs created by Japan-based artist Mai Yamamoto.  As usual there isn’t much information on the artist.  We do know that she studied at the Tokyo University of the Arts, University of Wolverhampton, UK and Anadolu Universitesi in Turkey.  She has also worked at the renowned Japanese glass studio, Ushio.

You can more of her work on her website, Facebook and Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Mai Yamamoto.

Hiroe Miyaoka

Found these simple and delicate note cards on Japanese handmade market site, Creema.  The designer is Hiroe Miyaoka a gift wrapping and quilling instructor and paper coordinator.  She drew on her experience as advertising signage designer and display artist for gift and small good stores.  She has also written many books on the subject and published in six foreign language versions.  In 2014 her brand and business, Toi et Moi, was established.

You can view more of her work on her website and on Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Miyaoka Hire.