Category: japanese

Finally got to the next glue-up on this test Y…

Finally got to the next glue-up on this test Yosegi block. Started the work day on Monday ready to grab a kanna and start cleaning up the 4×4 blocks. Thought I’d give the kanna a quick sharpening. It was worse than I thought. And then I checked the dai, and it too was in bad shape. So I also checked my first kanna. One I hadn’t used since I got my Chiyozuru into service. Anyway, so that was most of my week. But now I’m happy with both of them. And also nice fresh edge on my favorite nakiri knife. #woodworking #woodwork #yosegi #yosegizaiku #weave #weavepattern #sharpening #japanese #traditionalwoodworking #thatwasalotofwork (at Silver Spring, Maryland)

Good wood – what better way to sail the seven seas than on…

Good wood – what better way to sail the seven seas than on ‘Guntu’? The fabulous floating hotel, designed by the acclaimed architect Yasube Horibe, aims to recreate a Ryokan – traditional Japanese Inn.

Good wood –  Nendo has designed a wireless speaker for Japanese…

Good wood –  Nendo has designed a wireless speaker for Japanese brand Bunaco, using a thin strip of coiled beechwood trapped inside a transparent casing. Sleek, minimal and needs to be in my house now!!

Good wood – one for the cat lovers…. The ‘Neko Cat Tree’…

Good wood – one for the cat lovers…. The ‘Neko Cat Tree’ was created by Japanese designer Yoh Komiyama for manufacturer Rinn. It’s designed to offer a secluded play space for cats, while also acting as a decorative object inside the home.

Good wood – beautiful and classy as f*ck! The ‘Masterwal Ping…

Good wood – beautiful and classy as f*ck! The ‘Masterwal Ping Pong Table’ by Japanese designer Mikiya Kobayashi.

Good wood – feels like you’re in some kind of warren with…

Good wood – feels like you’re in some kind of warren with this house in Makinohara, Japan, by Japanese studio mA-style architects. The aptly named ‘Ant House’ looks like a totally different house to what you’d expect inside the minimalist industrial shell.

Good wood – the enchanting ‘Istanbul House’ in Osaka prefecture,…

Good wood – the enchanting ‘Istanbul House’ in Osaka prefecture, Japan, by Kazuya Morita Architecture Studio.

Good wood – Japanese minimalists Muji step into the…

Good wood – Japanese minimalists Muji step into the architectural world again with the ‘Muji Hut’, a lovely super minimal and quite dinky hut to escape to. And their website is worth a visit just for the tranquil music alone…. hmmm, I feel sleepy…

Good wood – love how Japanese architect Kensuke Watanabe has…

Good wood – love how Japanese architect Kensuke Watanabe has used wooden supports like tree branches inside this house in the seaside city Kamakura, Japan.

“Dropped off this two plank sycamore dining table this weekend….

“Dropped off this two plank sycamore dining table this weekend. Beautiful pale, characterful English Sycamore top planks with a simple, Japanese style ebonized ash frame!…..”