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Sunday inspiration

Design inspiration for today: wooden spoons that I could snatch from Sadec District . Don’t know yet if I will ever use them, they’re too cute! Do you also share the love for ceramics and small little things? Come down to Sadec District in Saigon to discover, or simply to get inspired!

Photography: La Mangosteen

All you need is wood – top 12 South East Asian designers

What is your favourite material? Mine is undoubtedly wood {of course, we’re talking about solid wood here!}. I love the texture, the smell and the sense of it. Especially when it comes to design, I’m always fascinated by the way designers explore and transform different types of wood into unique pieces, sometimes incredibly intricate, sometimes just simple.
Wood is a fascinating living thing. It shrinks, expands, wears out with time and a wood art designer must keep this in mind when planning out the dimensions of a piece.

But I better let their work speak…

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The Tokyo Tribal

industry +

These days I’ve been swooning over this beautiful Tokyo Tribal collection which includes functional pieces with a little twist. The stools, chairs, tables and shelves by nendo designed for Industry + are made of solid oak, volcanic plaster and hand-woven bamboo rattan. I love the combination of materials and how tribal elements/patterns are elegantly integrated in the whole design. It’s compact, modern and extremely handsome. Don’t you agree?


Images via Industry +

Haori Cup by Tomoya Nasuda

Although La Mangosteen mostly covers unique designs from South East Asia, there is no reason to hide other beautiful works from around here. This time I would like to introduce the Haori Cups from the Japanese designer Tomoya Nasuda that I spotted on Spoon & Tamago.
Tomoya Nasuda had the fantastic idea to combine two Japanese crafts together when creating his Haori Cups. Known for the pure whiteness, Hasami Yaki is the type of porcelain using to craft the cup. This in turn is “wrapped” based on the wood bending technique called Hakata Magemono. The result is quite stunning. Don’t you think?

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Studio Juju

Wait a second, you haven’t heard of Studio Juju yet? Then have a look and I’m sure you will easily fall in love with this Singaporean based design studio. Led by Timo Wong and Priscilla Lui and working with different types of material, Studio juju definitely sets the design benchmark for the region.
I really love the sophisticated and witty look of their designs. No collection looks like one another and there is always something whimsy and surprising to discover.
Based in Singapore, Studio Juju’s work is showcased internationally and won different awards like “Designers of the Future”  by Design Miami as well as Design Report Award by SaloneSatellite in Milan.

Below are other some objects of my desire…

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Curio style

It feels a bit like winter in Singapore those days. There are constant downpours and the sky is grey. Thought that I could need some colours and stumbled upon these awesome bunny chairs by Curio style  {originally developed by Slap studio}.

Guess I always had a weakness for playful and witty designs! The bunnies come in different colours and also in various kind of wood. Choose between oak, beech or walnut and be inspired by the well-harmonized colours scheme and the curvy shapes!

Take a look at other interior inspirations from this Bangkok based studio. It’s simple, modern, witty and timeless! It’s Curio style!

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I was looking for presents those days and I thought a nice pair of trendy sun glasses would make a perfect gift for this summer. You know already that I love wood. Handcrafted wood, that’s my jam! A pair of handcrafted wooden sunglasses by Woodhours {like the name, sounds like the world is ticking for wood…}? Perfect!

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