In 2018 we met a master potter named Sadaaki Kido. Him and his sister, Keiko, drove us an hour or so into a little green town called Shigaraki, in the Shiga Prefecture. It was here we learnt all about Shino, a style of pottery dating back to the 16th century.
Shizu Hamono Co. have been knife making since 1950 by using inherited techniques and traditions of sword masters from the Kamakura period. We have been stocking their knives for over two years and have the luxury of being the Australian exclusive stockist of the Yuri and Yamato lines. Each one is a beautifully hand-crafted marvel of artisanship with utility to match. I was delighted to be able to interview Hiroaki Wada, a representative at Shizu Hamano, and ask some questions about the company and tips for entry level chefs looking to invest in and get the most of their knives.
The NychairX are deceptively simple yet elegant pieces of furniture. Don't overlook these marvels of comfort.
Founded by Ryo Kashiwazaki in 2010, the brand is most know for their handmade leather reinterpretations of iconic sneaker silhouettes.
We recently had the luxury of welcoming Sori Yang's sleek silverware line on board at Provider Store. To celebrate we decided to commemorate the legacy of the designer and his works.
In aim to learn more about the creation of their unique product, we interviewed the makers at Shinto towel with an intention to share what makes their products so special.