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collection of flat-pack self-built furniture.

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Design: Kodai Iwamoto
Production: Regnatech Corporation

"BON POT MIKAWA" by Izawa Seito.

The soil spreads like a landscape in front of you.

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Greetings from Izawa Ceramics.
We manufacture flowerpots in Hekinan City, Aichi Prefecture. With its high-quality red clay, Aichi Prefecture is a land where manufacturing industries such as those of roof tiles and flowerpots have flourished since olden times. In 1931, Izawa Ceramics was founded in this area. It has been 87 years since the first flowerpots were made here in by our grandfather’s generation.

We love plants.
Therefore, we are not interested in pots without holes. Clay pots with excellent breathability and moisture control are “breathable pots.” In a clay pot with holes, roots and leaves can breathe freely and thus grow healthier. We would like to continue making pots that breathe along with the plants and eventually become a part of the plants themselves.

In 2017, we launched a new original brand.
We feel that it is particularly necessary to have clay pots in inside spaces, which are different from the natural environment. We would like to provide clay pots for indoor plants to people all over the world.

Everything we do is for the plants.

Kenji Izawa/Nobuyuki Izawa

MIKAWA Blend features a gentle texture and lightness. Its hint of color—a blush of cherry blossom pink—comes from the material itself rather than additional pigments or glaze. The clay is specially blended with white clay from Seto and chamotte made of recycled roof tiles from the region of Mikawa. When baked slowly at a low temperature of 800 ℃, the porous yet strong pot could realize great drainage, making it ideal for delicate plants prone to root rot.

IZAWA SEITO
Design: STUDIO YO

"MARCO POT MIKAWA" by Izawa Seito.

It is a material that even delicate plants that are prone to root rot will appreciate.

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IZAWA SEITO
Design: STUDIO YO

Blumo / Casa BRUTUS #232 July 2019 / LIFE DESIGN SHOPPING

FIL / Casa BRUTUS #232 July 2019 / LIFE DESIGN SHOPPING

WINDOW ON THE WORLD / Casa BRUTUS #226 Jan 2019

new JAPANESE WHISKY

KANOSUKE DISTILLERY

Yamachiku

竹の、箸だけ。
It's just chopsticks. However, chopsticks.

Original text: Kiyoto Yamazaki
Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

For half a century since the previous generation founded Yamachiku in 1963, we have been consistently making products that utilize the material of "bamboo". In Japan, where resources are scarce, bamboo, which grows quickly and is highly recyclable, is an important material from the perspective of effective use and recycling of resources.

Bamboo has been a familiar material to the Japanese since ancient times and has been processed into a variety of daily necessities. However, with the change of the times, the material moved to petroleum products, and most of the bamboo products were imported just because they were cheaper.

So, what kind of future does the future hold? Eventually, oil and imported materials skyrocketed, and by the time we looked around the country in a hurry, not even the technology for making bamboo chopsticks had been handed down. We would lose the culture of bamboo chopsticks itself at that time.

However, I also feel a glimmer of hope. Recently, more and more customers are asking for the real thing, and we have more and more opportunities for them to understand what we put into our bamboo chopsticks.

Once you use them, you can see the difference. We would like to continue to stick to only bamboo chopsticks honestly in the future.

Yamachiku

"MARCO POT TOKONAME" by Izawa Seito.

Just change the angle.

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To highlight the beauty of the plant and foster healthy growth―the MARCO POT was born out of these ideals. It is a hemispherical unglazed pot made from a combination of unglazed materials and copper. The excellent breathability and moisture control of the clay pot facilitates respiration, while the copper dish with antimicrobial action prevents bacterial growth and water corrosion. Also, since the three spheres on the tray support the pot, proper ventilation will be ensured even as you tilt the bowl to any angle you like. The plants can sprout, and flowers can bloom freely. You will be able to enjoy various facets of the plant merely by changing the angle of the pot.

The red soil used for “Tokoname-Yaki,” which you are familiar with from its use in teapots and teacups, is fired at a high temperature, thereby refining and smoothening its texture. Like a vessel that enhances the appearance of the food, this pot brings out the beauty of your plants. Long beloved the world over, the standard color of natural clay, unembellished, provides a familiar sense of security. Solid and with great water-retaining properties, it is ideal for plants that prefer moderately moist soil conditions.

IZAWA SEITO
Design: STUDIO YO

"UFO POT TOKONAME" by Izawa Seito.

The life force of a plant floating in the air.

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The UFO POT seemingly floats on air. While striving for a pot that incorporated elements such as the pleasure of hanging, symmetrical charm, and so on while respecting the life force of the plant, I came across the UFO (shape). The hemispherical shape effectively improves drainage efficiency, while the horizontally protruding rim, the delicate mobile-like wires, and the simple minimalist structure make the plant stand out and produce even more of a floating effect. Although it has its own character, the pot also has a sense of unity with the plant, and therefore it can play the role of either the centerpiece or the second fiddle in your interiors.

The red soil used for “Tokoname-Yaki,” which you are familiar with from its use in teapots and teacups, is fired at a high temperature, thereby refining and smoothening its texture. Like a vessel that enhances the appearance of the food, this pot brings out the beauty of your plants. Long beloved the world over, the standard color of natural clay, unembellished, provides a familiar sense of security. Solid and with great water-retaining properties, it is ideal for plants that prefer moderately moist soil conditions.

IZAWA SEITO
Design: STUDIO YO

The site where new fruits are born at Miyazaki. by 827 BRUTUS July. 2017
Special feature "100% FRUITS BOOK".

Look for the post "Taiyo no Tamago"!

Partial excerpts of text from 827 BRUTUS July. 2017
Original text: Ai Sakamoto
Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

Sweeter, easier to eat, and more functional... In order to respond to the insatiable desire of consumers, the development of ''new fruits'' is progressing day by day in each place.
In particular, what is Miyazaki Prefecture's attempt to focus on tropical fruit production?

Our goal is to be the only one that is unparalleled.

"Dogenka Sento Ikan (We have to do something about it.) ". Along with the phrase "Taiyo no Tamago" by former Governor Hideo Higashikokubara, which became a buzzword grand prize, the perfectly ripe mangoes from Miyazaki Prefecture (Taiyo no Tamago) became famous and popular. Nearly 10 years have passed since then, and the production of post "Taiyo no Tamago" has begun in earnest in Miyazaki.

The Birth of PEARLDAYS 2017

Beautiful people with pearls.

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PEARLDAYs

Familia

Even as an adult, the study desk is still there.

Size: W90×D35×H112cm (height to the top board: 70cm)
Materials: natural maple wood, maple veneer, melamine, aluminum resin composite board, steel, brass
Paint: Oil Finish
Design: STUDIO YO

MOTOI

A cosmetic ingredient specializing in hydrolyzed eggshell membrane.

GRANDE MAISON SEKISUI HOUSE

THE TERRACE STYLE

GRANDE MAISON SEKISUI HOUSE

The woman lived in a maison surrounded by greenery.

krank marcello / &Premium #30 Jun 2016 / Special future "OUR FAVORITE SHOPS"

DOEK

THE shoeS with the name "woven".

“doek” are made in a footwear factory that continues for 140 years in Kurume City, Japan. Their name is the Dutch word meaning “fabric,” which the Japanese word for simple canvas shoes, “Zukku” derives from. Cherishing the tradition while exploring new techniques, our idea has been to create simple sneakers that bring out the charm of the cloth itself.

Doek

SHOES LIKE POTTERY

Shoes are made like pottery, aren't they?

STUSSY Livin' GENERAL STORE: #7

What you need to make your life richer

STUSSY Livin' GENERAL STORE label was launched in 2011 as a way to offer products and services to enrich people's lives.
We will work to find new values for the generation that spent the 1980s and 1990s with the worldwide cooing brand "STUSSY," which has its roots in South California, as well as for the behavioral generation that is trying to establish its own way of doing things, without giving in to trends.
STUSSY Livin' GENERAL STORE is more than just style, it's simple and powerful, with the long-lasting usefulness needed to create a way of life.

Ordinary People #4 by tetorigarden 2013

Dear ordinary people,
Being different from others, you are always natural & beautiful. People might say that you are "an individual" but Your individuality is normal & it makes you beautiful. Therefore, we will try to produce not trendy hairstyles, but emphasizing your color & unique characteristics. We hope you keep loving yourself, the you that is "different from everyone". As hairdressers, that is always our wish for you.
With love, tetorigarden

tetorigarden

Ordinary People #3 / tetorigarden 2011

The ordinary of individuality.

Dear ordinary people,
Being different from others, you are always natural & beautiful. People might say that you are "an individual" but Your individuality is normal & it makes you beautiful. Therefore, we will try to produce not trendy hairstyles, but emphasizing your color & unique characteristics. We hope you keep loving yourself, the you that is "different from everyone". As hairdressers, that is always our wish for you.
With love, tetorigarden

tetorigarden

organic TSUBAKI oil: Horiuchi Seiyu

Cultivated from the raw material camellia

The first generation Yoshinobu often said, "I want to cultivate from the raw material, the camellia. He planted camellia seedlings and began cultivating them. Camellia oil has been the mainstay of our products since our establishment, and we are committed to organic cultivation and have obtained organic JAS certification for both the field and the factory so that our customers can use our products with peace of mind.
Camellia oil has been a familiar part of our lives since ancient times, and we have been working on this product with the hope that more and more people will be able to experience the benefits of camellia oil. Everything from planning to production was new to us and it took a long time, but we were very particular about the raw materials (using only JAS-certified camellias) and production (no scientific treatment or process), so we finally came up with something that we could agree with. This camellia oil is easy to use and has no unique camellia oil smell.

Horiuchi Seiyu

KYUSHU no SHOKUTAKU #30 Summer 2016

KYUSHU no SHOKUTAKU