It is said that the history of wire netting ware (“Kanaami” in Japanese) in Kyoto goes back more than ten centuries. Used as kitchen utensils in Kyoto cuisine, these tools have been cherished by chefs in the city through the ages.
At Kanaami-Tsuji, using the wisdom and experience of the past, our concept is to produce handmade utensils that can be also used in contemporary lifestyles.
At Kanaami-Tsuji, using original techniques such as kiku-dashi (“chrysanthemum pattern”) and kikko-ami (“tortoise shell netting”), we offer tofu servers and tea sifts that are individually handmade. We also accept custom-made orders for metal grills to match specific bowls or vessels.
Furthermore, we also produce ceremonial keko dishes used in Buddhist rituals.In these ways our hand woven metal products take a variety of shapes and are sold in various retailers around the country. In recent years, we have actively incorporated new metal weaving techniques. . Read More
the swiss artist felice varini creates installations with optical illusion paintings on architectural spaces. the visitors notice geometric, monocolor shapes stretching and sprawling across the room but if they walk around and explore the space, they notice that the shapes change. photos andré morin & felice varini via stylepark . Read More
in the middle of a flowing terrain of vineyards exposing itself from the low lying fog at the highest point on the property, an orthogonal monolithic mass with delicately planned proportions emerges our of the rich orange soil of casablanca. designed by local firm matias zeger arquitectos, the ‘mirador house’ wine tasting pavilion consists of two massive blocks separated by an equally heavy empty space. layer upon layer of land-dyed concrete is cast with large openings and a mix of interior and exterior spaces and courtyards that frame various parts of the waving grapevine sea - a small island with an ancient mesquite tree marking the distinct location. a gently-sloped pyramidal roof unites the opposing solid volumes and their interstitial void, with a sharp-edged slab that makes it feel almost weightless. a combination of variously-sized apertures and full-height glass walls create a sequence of diversely lit spaces appropriate to their individual functions.the concrete was mixed on site enough to pour one layer at a time so that the final result is a construction marked by the subtle changes in climate, aggregate and mixing methods, using the material property itself to marry the structure to the land in a poetically intimate way. . Read More