In the northeastern part of Shikoku Island in Japan the stone industry has been developing since ancient times. It is in this location that the company, Aji Project, can be found. The company makes stone products from Aji stone, the hardest of all granite in Japan and is often called a granite diamond. The texture is fine, and the luster and color are graceful and beautiful. The household products of Aji Project are created by skilled craftsmen and blends naturally into any interior. In their website they say this about the material:
“The first tool people used was stone. Stones have been in nature, very close to us for a long time. People feel the softness of the naturally born roundness, the hardness of the rugged rock surface, and the cool and comfortable temperature by touching it without any special consciousness. A stone product that stands quietly near people.”
More of their product can be viewed on their website, Facebook and Instagram.
Images: Courtesy of Aji Project.
Andrew Ludick has worked in many graphic arts fields from editorial illustrator, to mural painting as well as fine arts painting. He graduated with a major in illustration from the Columbus College of Art before focusing on ceramics. After moving to Ireland he slowly made a change from painting and drawing to working with clay. We’re very glad he did as we love the organic forms and the decorated patterns which compliment each pieces. His artwork has also been superbly adapted to area rugs as shown above.
You can follow the artist on his website, Facebook and Instagram.
Images: Courtesy of Andrew Ludick.
We are always on the lookout for great stationery items and found a few in this Korean online shop and design studio, P.Palette. We particularly admire the simplicity of her designs and her packaging. We have no information on the name of the designer but this is what she wrote on her website:
“Hello. I am a designer. I studied web design and video and I am still interested in it. You can see my life through Instagram and YouTube. I run a lifestyle stationery store.”
You can follow the designer on her website that includes her shop, Youtube and Instagram.
Images: Courtesy of P.Palette.