Yoshinuma Glass at Japan Style 2013 Interior Lifestyle Tokyo

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The Deformation Polygon Glass L/M/S Exquisite handmade glassware and devastatingly beautiful glass tableware from Tokyo-based glass company Yoshinuma inspired the masses at the Interior Lifestyle Tokyo design fair.   Their prototypes for a polygon shaped glass captivated me. The designer states that “We deformed the shape of the hexagon, and made it as a base of the prism glass. You can … Read More

Enchanting Illumination: Sachie Muramatsu at NEXT Interior Lifestyle Tokyo

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Sachie Muramatsu Lighting 2013 Interior Lifestyle Tokyo

At a design fair brimming with innovative and beautiful design at each turn, I found my favorite lighting designer in the Interior Lifestyle Tokyo NEXT section – a slightly secluded quiet, peaceful corridor. One that I almost walked right on by had it not been for the alluring illumination of Sachie Muramatsu’s handcrafted romantic and feminine petal-like light pendants. One look and … Read More

Miyama’s Pretty & Delicate Porcelain Tableware at Interior Lifestyle Tokyo

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MIYAMA tableware at Interior Lifestyle Tokyo 2013 : METAPHYS  Dinnerware Collection | The Decorating Diva, LLC

Miyama’s METAPHYS tableware collection was introduced at the 2013 Tokyo Lifestyle fair.  This unique and functional serving set is organically shaped. It is at once quite delicate, yet strong. It is artsy, yet practical. It has a soothing balance and harmony that will definitely infuse the dining experience with calmness and serenity. Design Resources: Miyama, Interior Lifestyle Tokyo, Messe Frankfurt, … Read More

Kihara’s Komon Blue & White Japanese Porcelain at Interior Lifestyle Tokyo 2013

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Kihara Porcelain Plates:  2013 Animal Motif Collection for Children, and  Skull and Crossbones for Adults.  | The Decorating Diva, LLC

Front row: Kihara’s 2013 debut of porcelain dishes and tableware collection for children, “KOMON Kids”. The KOMON Kids blue and white collection includes playful motifs from swimming whales to wooly sheep, funny bunnies and mischievous pigs. Middle row: A decidedly more grown-up, and edgier porcelain dinnerware collection, also from the  Kihara KOMON line – plates that boast skull and crossbones, … Read More

Whimsical & Functional Ceramics at Tokyo’s Interior Lifestyle Fair 2013

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Ceramic Japan Teapot Shaped Tape Dispensers, Pretty Leaf Plates &  Modern Teapot | The Decorating Diva, LLC

Spotted at the 2013 Interior Lifestyle Tokyo Design Fair:  Adorable gift ideas from pastel-infused ceramic teapot-shaped tape dispensers for your desk to pretty and simple Sea Grape leaf-shaped dishes in a lovely glazed ceramic to a modern design interpretation of the traditional teapot. Design Resources: Interior Lifestyle Tokyo, Messe Frankfurt, Ambiente 2014