• THE Lunch Box
    The inconspicuous bento box may encapsulate two diverging facets from Japan: sporting hectic, excessive colours and textures, just like the crowded streets of Shibuya; or absolute clean lines and reductionism, like the renowned Japanese architecture. Fortunately designer Keita Suzuki masterfully chose the minimalist variance for his take on the famous Japanese dish. Japanese brand THE […]
    2016.05.03Mateus Andrade
  • One For All
    Creative minimalist minds at Tokyo based Naruse Inokuma Architects (Jun Inokuma & Yuri Naruse) came up with this unusual piece of tableware. One For All plate is a serving piece, designed for multiple dishes. Crafted from a single piece of wood, the elongated plate has differently sized indentations, allowing you to plan your salads, snacks, […]
  • Marsotto edizioni
    Ever since Marsotto, a reputable stone carving company from Italy collaborated with Milan-based industrial designer James Irvine to launch their first collection at the Marmomacc Fair, the largest stone fair worldwide back in 2009, a consistently beautiful series of marble furniture has been created out of elegant, minimalist forms. These reflect the structural integrity of the […]
    2012.12.03Adele Lim
  • Wasara
    Designed in Japan in 2008 by Shinichiro Ogata of SIMPLICITY. Wasara is made out of 100% tree-free renewable materials (sugar cane fiber, bamboo, and reed pulp) and all Wasara products are biodegradable and compostable. The pieces are usable for both cold and hot food and are also oil and water resistant. They are extremely pleasant […]
    2012.11.14Anna Korkobcova
  • Thalie
    It was such a treat coming across industrial designer Julie Richoz’s project titled Thalie. The seductive forms, each composed of a frame made of spring steel, were cut to resemble a plate, a fruit bowl and a bread basket. Only a very fine piece of metal wire secures each piece together, the structure of the frame […]
    2012.10.15Adele Lim
  • Pigeon Toe Ceramics
    Today I would like to highlight the work of Pigeon Toe ceramics studio based in Industrial North Portland, Oregon. Founded four years ago by Lisa Jones, the studio has already gained a following of enthusiasts, who appreciate beauty of a craft and embrace not only the finished product but the story of a maker behind […]
    2012.08.08Anna Korkobcova
  • Seasons
    When I think of shapes I usually think of asymmetrical forms. Japanese designer, Nao Tamura was inspired by the irregular shape of a green leaf to create Seasons, a serving container with a pleasant feeling of spontaneity. Tamura’s strongly Japanese-inspired work reminds us that there is a Japanese way of going about things. With Seasons, a serving […]
    2010.04.30Vicky Kaiser