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Rassen by Nendo for Hashikura Matsukan

For four centuries, the town of Obama in Fukui Prefecture, Japan, has manufactured lacquered chopsticks. Obama’s lacquered chopsticks have been recognised as the hardest and most beautiful of Japanese lacquer chopsticks since the seventeenth century, when they became known as ‘Wakasa-nuri’. We designed new chopsticks in collaboration with Hashikura Matsukan, a manufacturer who continue Obama’s traditional manufacturing techniques today. Chopsticks ordinarily come in pairs, but the rassen chopsticks are a single unit. They’re separated into two for eating, then rejoined into one form when not in use. We used the artisans’ hand skills and a multi-axis CNC miller to create these unusual chopsticks.

Gorgeous, but I wonder if the sharp edges are uncomfortable in the hand.

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My bedroom came together nicely!

My bedroom came together nicely!

Cilia

Cilia

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I’m so excited about this place!

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Potential earring idea // aileen.etsy.com // #jewellery #earrings #sterling #silver #gemstones #chalcedony #greymoonstone #moonstone #grey #gray #blue #aqua #turquoise #handmade

Potential earring idea // aileen.etsy.com // #jewellery #earrings #sterling #silver #gemstones #chalcedony #greymoonstone #moonstone #grey #gray #blue #aqua #turquoise #handmade

The Gwenna earrings have gorgeous minty green fluorites // aileen.etsy.com // #sterlingsilver #earrings #jewellery #fluorite #smokyquartz #quartz #jade #pearl

The Gwenna earrings have gorgeous minty green fluorites // aileen.etsy.com // #sterlingsilver #earrings #jewellery #fluorite #smokyquartz #quartz #jade #pearl

Backside of the new business cards, shown with crop marks // aileen.etsy.com // #ariaindustries #businesscards #cards #logo #crop #cropmarks

Backside of the new business cards, shown with crop marks // aileen.etsy.com // #ariaindustries #businesscards #cards #logo #crop #cropmarks

Just some of the colours (first photo) and shapes (all other photos of my future home.

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Ruby teardrops are key to the necklace in progress // aileen.etsy.com // #sterling #silver #ruby #garnet #gemstones #jewellery #handmade

Ruby teardrops are key to the necklace in progress // aileen.etsy.com // #sterling #silver #ruby #garnet #gemstones #jewellery #handmade

Disney-inspired designer dresses are being auctioned by Christie’s. my favourites are the Cinderella dress by Versace and the Rapunzel dress by Jenny Packham.

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