R-KI-TEKT’s Eclectic Print-Covered Leather Accessories

Designer Kel Cadet-Lyons creates a variety of accessories inspired by different cultures

Atlanta-based designer Kel Cadet-Lyons produces artistic goods and accessories that range from leather wallets and booklets to planters and cord organizers. She releases each under her own label, R-KI-TEKT, an extension of a project she’d taken on for a former employer but expanded when demand grew. All of her releases live on Etsy, where acclaim in the form of reviews outnumbers her actual listings—a feat itself …

CH Japan: Handmade Paper Accessories with Awagami Factory + POSTALCO

Our path from paper-making to a limited edition "wallet"

One of the last artisan paper-making studios in Japan, Awagami Factory specializes in hand-making various types of natural washi paper. Run by the Fujimori family, Awagami dedicates time to developing contemporary uses for washi, as well—its large scale inkjet photography paper is a good example. During our CH Japan travel experience we visited the 8th generation family business in Tokushima. There—among professional papermakers—we learned the …

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 …