Design unit Hiilo thinks it’s a shame that we put postage stamps on the corner of letters, when the stamp itself is often picturesque enough to be a main feature. So, to give it the attention it deserves, Hiilo have come up with a postcard that frames the stamp — right in the center.
Moctave locally sources 30 kinds of wood from Gifu Prefecture and hand crafts everything it makes. The stand-alone works — a chair, stool and small table — are understated with a hint of 1960s Nordic simplicity, but it’s the latest Ostinato series that really pulls out all the stops.
Sleek in design but also very practical, the Saibashi is flat with tapered tips, which makes it easier to use than a pair of chopsticks and more precise than a pair of tongs. The hinged end also has an indent that stops it from sliding into your bowl or plate when you rest it there.