Posted by Jess Riddle on October 28, 2013
Experience once again the tactile and olfactory satisfaction of House Industries imagery defined by one layer each of cyan, magenta, yellow and black applied in an angled variable-sized dot mesh by offset rollers onto highly-refined cellulose fibers. We will be sending a limited number of these, so make sure your mailing address is up to date! Please send any changes to email@example.com or, if you’re not already a customer, join our mailing list.
Posted by Jess Riddle on October 17, 2013
From slippers to decorative scrims and shoulder bags to kitchen cloths, we helped centuries-old Yu Nakagawa weave beautiful bits of Japanese tradition and culture into over eighty useful household products.
Available in the USA February 2014
HOUSE INDUSTRIES FOR YU NAKAGAWA EXHIBITION
22 October to 4 November 2013
LECTURE BY ANDY CRUZ
28 October 2013, 7 to 8 p.m.
Please call (81) 03-3770-2525 to make a reservation for the lecture
Daikanyama Design Department
Tsutaya 1building 2F
17-5 Sarugakucho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Posted by Rich Roat on October 15, 2013
Artisans in the Nagasaki prefecture town of Hasami have been manufacturing ceramics for over four centuries, and their revolutionary climbing kilns once produced the highest volume of daily-use cups, bowls and plates in Japan. In late 2012, Hasami’s Kyohei Baba asked us to create a new brand by designing a tableware collection. Kyohei recognized our acute appreciation for Japanese culture and our unique typographic perspective after the aesthetic and commercial success of our Hasami Morning Collection.
We found much of our inspiration quite literally in Hasami’s backyard—the trench filled with 400 years worth of cast offs and blemished items. Artifacts from Hasami’s ceramic trash pit are the best link to the past and one of the keys to Hasami’s future, so Kyohei named his new brand Monohara, which translates colloquially to “The trash pit next to the climbing kiln.”
Our efforts centered around preserving and celebrating Hasami’s collective culture while helping to establish a perpetually viable business and promoting it on an international level. We created custom artwork for each of the 15 pieces and did our best to backfill Hasami’s fabled trash pits by working through countless prototypes before achieving the best balance, scale and continuity in each item. The Monahara wordmark references the brushwork of Edo Era Hasami village artisans, whose latin letterforms evoked Hiragana sensibilities on Japanese products that were exported to Europe in the 19th Century.
The nesting ceramic collection includes five plate options, six bowl sizes, teacups, teapots, a compra bottle and a tenugui cloth. Three different hand-crafted Japanese Paulownia wood boxes are also available: One for the entire collection, one for a set of plates and one for a complete tea service.
MONOHARA by HOUSE INDUSTRIES EXHIBIT
October 15 to October 20, 2013, open from 12:00 to 7:00
Meet House’s Andy Cruz on October 19
Midori.so, 2F, 3F 3-3-11 Aobadai, Meguro, Tokyo, Japan
The Monohara collection will be available in the United States in December 2013.
Posted by Rich Roat on October 4, 2013
All photos by Carlos Alejandro.
Posted by Bondé Prang on September 30, 2013
Sharpen those pencils and prepare to bone up on your drawing chops with hand-lettering and script lettering workshops at The Cooper Union this Fall. From tracing paper and penwork, to points and pixels, we’ll cover all the basics. There are only a few seats available, so reserve your spot before they’re sold old.
Posted by Ken Barber on September 25, 2013
Discount code “SEP13SAVE” valid through September 26, 2013 on all House Industries products currently available on our web store. While supplies last. House Industries employees and their children, siblings, pets and estranged relatives are absolutely eligible if they are dumb enough not to take the stuff from the sample shelf. This offer may not be combined with any other offer, mostly because our website does not do that.
Posted by Jess Riddle on September 23, 2013