Thursday, July 23, 2015

New Link Collective Furoshiki by Hannah Waldron












The latest design from the LINK furoshiki collection is by Hannah Waldron, titled Stockholm it's a map of Stockholm where she had spent 2 years living and studying. This design celebrates the wonderfully unique Swedish summer and documents Hannah's observations from the vantage point of a kayak from the many expeditions she made on the water in the summer of 2014. Available in Red-Green-Blue and Blue-yellow-grey colour schemes.

Furoshiki is a piece of printed cotton textile that can be used in so many ways and is generally and traditionally used for wrapping and carrying things but this unique and stylish design furoshiki can also be used for table cloth, picnic mat, scarf, or as a carrying bag using simple furoshiki folding techniques (also you can watch it here on youtube).

Measurements: 90 x 90 cm (35.5 x 35.5″)
Material: 100% cotton satin
Handprinted in Japan using traditional techniques by Japanese artisans.



Also newly released from Link is the fresh yellow & light grey colour for the long loved design Stripe by Lucinda Newton-Dunn.









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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

MOGU TAKAHASHI x AIRVASE








This Airvase comes as a set with an envelope ready to send in the mail. It's a part of the new Creator Series that a bunch of young Japanese artists created for the airvases. Mogu Takahashi, a Tokyo based artist/illustrator created a series of artworks for the airvase. Her cute illustrations are printed on airvase and it feels so special!

Each pack includes one sheet of Airvase (two different designs printed on each side) and a matching envelope with instruction card written in Japanese and English. Write a message on this amazing shapable paper container/bowl and send to someone special to make them happy!

Designed by TORAFU ARCHITECTS of Tokyo, Airvase is a paper bowl that can be stretched into a vase, plate or bowl that enfolds air. It comes as a flat sheet of paper with perforations so that you can pull up each side into the preferred shape.

See the amazing movie of how AIRVASE works here.

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YUKI NISHIO SMALL CERAMIC FIGURES






A series of adorable ceramic figures by Japanese artist Yuki Nishio who creates unique earthenware dolls/figures newly arrived to UGUiSU. All of the characters of these figures are created from European literary fairy tales such as The Puss in Boots, Alice in Wonderland, Little Red Riding Hood, etc, and are made in collaboration with Masashi Abo who produces Shitakawara Pottery Earthenware Dolls, traditional crafts of Tsugaru region in Northern Japan. 
 
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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Forest Animal & Plants Paperweights / Paper Objects by Hana Akiyama & Jin Kuramoto





Beautiful paper crafts made in collaboration with a Japanese illustrator Hana Akiyama and a product designer Jin Kuramoto using special printing method to make Hana's illustrated animal and plants into 3D objects.
Ready-to-assemble cut-out paper will quickly turn into amazing paper object. You can glue some weights (included in the set) to the bottom surface inside to make sure the object will be stable and can be used as paperweights when they are assembled.

Available in pretty birds (3 different colours sold by each colour), wolf, trees (set of 2) and timber logs (set of 2). Each set includes: Paper cut-out sheet, instruction sheet (in Japanese but with illustrations), weight (lead) & adhesive tapes.

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