Found these simple unique products on Japanese online marketplace, Minne. The textile artist, Naoko, graduated from design school and started selling handmade works while working on designs. She accompanied her husband to overseas assignments and during that time continued to self-teach Nordic weaving. “Eori” is also called “Flemish weaving” and is a very simple technique using a small loom. Warp threads are stretched over a small wooden frame, and weft threads are manually interchanged.
The textile artist can be followed on her website and Instagram. Her items can be purchased on Minne and Creema.
Images: Courtesy of Pernilla Works.
We found these handmade brooch on a Japanese lifestyle website and thought it would be a fun project. They’re called the Chiku Chiku or prickly brooch. There is no pattern to follow and you are free to use your imagination so that no two patterns will ever be alike. We discovered that these particular pieces were made by Tamagawa Welfare Workshop a corporation that operates both elderly care and disabled support business.
The brooch are sold under the brand, Irodori, who makes not only sashimi embroidered products but several other products using recycled materials. Irodori works with elderly and disabled people invigorating and making them actively contribute to the local community.
You can find more Irodori products on Facebook and on Instagram.
Images: Courtesy of Irodori.
Have always carried a notebook despite the digital conveniences. That’s why we love this Paris-based company, Soumkine, a brand bent on reviving the paper and writing culture. In 2016 Soumkine was launched producing simple but thoughtfully designed notebooks and planners. Each notebook is made of high-quality Italian paper and bound by hand at their Parisian atelier. The books are hand-stitched in the beautiful tradition of pre-1950s French bookbinding. Their graphics are designed by Fiodor Sumkin the company’s typographer and founder. The process of making a Soumkine book is explained here in their blog.
Their products can be viewed on their website, Facebook and Instagram.
Images: Courtesy of Soumkine.