CH Japan: Tokyo DesignArt Week Exhibition

Celebrating the artisanship of Amami Oshima Tsumugi fabric with an installation of objects

In conjunction with COOL HUNTING’s hosted two-week excursion through Japan, our editorial team has partnered with DesignArt Tokyo for the first time. During this global celebration of Japanese design, our pop-up exhibition will draw attention to specific Japanese crafts and the makers keeping the processes behind them alive. All products on site (many produced in limited editions) will be for sale. “This is a chance for us …

Pottery with Personality from Asheville’s East Fork

Creative Director Connie Matisse on seasonal collections, function and color

“In Asheville, you can throw a rock in any direction and hit a potter,” says Connie Matisse, Creative Director of East Fork—ceramics producers unlike any other. Nestled into North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, the city itself harbors crafts and craftspeople alike. East Fork has tapped into this craft, the various firing techniques, as well as the region’s various clays. But their mission isn’t just appealing …

300 Years of Block Printing in Jaipur

Passed generally from father to son for the last 300 years, Indian block printing involves hand-carving patterns into teak wood blocks and stamping length upon length of fabric. This family craft has been approaching extinction for almost two centuries and yet many new brands are tapping the artisans inside the chippas (castes of printers) near Jaipur, India. From the Jaipur-based design firm Anokhi to LA-based …