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11 Best Online Shops for Japanese Housewares Design

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Oct 28, 2014 01:08 AM
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by Julie Carlson last modified Oct 27, 2014

When we launched Remodelista a few years back, it was almost impossible to source the hauntingly beautiful housewares of Japan. Things have improved dramatically; here are our top 10 online sources for Japanese design (some have brick-and-mortar stores as well).   Above: We discovered the work of glass artist Peter Ivy via Tortoise General Store , in Venice Beach, a must-visit when you're next in LA. Above: The Azmaya Copper Kettle is $300 from Nalata in New York City. Above: A dizzying array of Japanese essentials are available from Umami Mart . Above: A Bamboo Market Basket from Anzu, in New York, is $124. Above: Sam Hamilton of March, in San Francisco, recently started stocking the work of Japanese glass master Yoshihiko Takahashi ; beyond beautiful. Above: The Mutsumu Round Large Bamboo Onion Basket , handmade in Kyoto, is CA $60 ($53.50 USD) from Mjölk, in Toronto. Above: The Hirota Glass Teapot is £80 ($129) from OEN in the UK. Above: A Ginger Grater and Whisk from Mr. Kitly in Australia is AU $45 ($39.62 USD).   Above: Ceramic Platters by Osamu Saruyama are $75 via Analogue Life. Above: A set of Six Stackable Kitchen Tools includes a mortar and pestle, a ginger/garlic/wasabi grater, a juicer, a utensil holder, and a lid that doubles as a dish; $98.50 at Ippin Project Store. More of our favorite sources for kitchen accessories? Take a shopping trip around the world with us: 12 Made-in-France Kitchen Essentials for Francophiles Everywhere 14 Made-in-America Kitchen Classics 16 Favorite Accessories from the English Kitchen 11 Scandi Kitchen Essentials, High to Low 16 Made-in-Italy Kitchen Designs  11 German-Made Precision Kitchen Tools More Stories from Remodelista Dastardly by Design: Modern-Day Alchemist Jane Hallworth in LA Fontevraud Abbey in France: The Ultimate Haunted Hotel The Lovely Bones: A Stripped-Down Bistro in Paris





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