Next time we are in Kyoto we will probably be on the lookout for this shop, Art Fiber Endo.Â We loveÂ the collaboration between this specialty materials store and Kutani Tsutsumi, a potteryÂ manufacturer established in 1860.Â The shop offers supplies for making your own thimble and bamboo string tassels.Â The exquisite tassels incorporate a hanging thread from above, a Kutani thimble as a cap and a tufted yarn for the skirt.Â 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:Â Courtesy of Art Fiber Endo.
These ceramic masks are the works of Malene Hartmann Rasmussen, a Danish artist living in London.Â Her work has been influenced by folk tales and mythological beings connected to everyday life in pagan Scandinavia.Â Her aim is to create a visual poetry based on her own personal story.
You can see more of the artistâ€™s work on her website, Facebook and Instagram.
Images:Â Courtesy of Malene Hartmann Rasmussen
Kyoko Sugiura is a graduate of Bunka Fashion College in Japan. She is the creator behind the brand, Kyoko CrÃ©ation Broderie, an atelier and shop in Paris. The artist uses a variety of hand embroidery techniques and materials that show the richness and complexity of her designs. Much of her work is inspired by the diversity of nature. The last four images show her collaborative
effort with Japanese ceramist, Akiko Hoshina.
You can view more of her work on her website, Facebook and Instagram.
Images: Courtesy of Kyoko Sugiura.