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TEMPYO Series

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Press releases

10/06/22

New fashion led maker-made sandals from Japan

















New fashioned, artisan made sandals from DSS Japan are now in the HOW store & HOW Etsy store. 













































Sandals from Design Setta Sango (DSS) are based on traditional Japanese style sandals worn with kimono, re-engineered for today. The fashion-led designs are adapted for the demands of activity and comfort. 

HOW is showcasing two new collections - Neo Japonism Collection showcases  the patterns and colour of contemporary Japanese textiles in fashion footwea; Tempyo Collection captures the darker, moodier patterns of ancient Nara. 
 
























































































For the Neo Japonism Collection, DSS has partnered with Japanese designers, TURBO and COOH, to add contemporary textile designs to their fashion sandals  – from bold primary geometrics to pretty summer florals, the NEW JAPONISM collection is fashion footwear with a traditional heritage.
























































The Tempyo Collection show off the Asiatic Tempyo pattern in the embroidered details on the straps. The Tempyo pattern originated in the Mediterranean world and west Asia in the Nara period 1300 years ago when it was Japan's ancient capital and the hub of trade for textiles and spices. 




























































Available NOW direct to consumer, and to retailers, from Hands On Workshop and HOW’s Etsy store. 















































About Design Setta Sango 

DSS was started by 4 people in a town in Nara, Japan began with the intention: "we try to break with those general ideas and redesign a totally new footwear to fit our modern lifestyle." 






























































"Traditional footwear had the image of being hard to walk in and painful and only used with a yukata or kimono. Instead we have re-fashioned every part from the sole to the embroidered detail or contemporary patterned cottons. The straps are made to be soft and not cause chafing on skin. These are made by Setta craftspeople whose skills are passed from generation to generation.























The 'outer sole' or sole of the sandal is what makes the DSS sandal so comfortable - a black rubber wedge sole which allows a slight spring when walking. The insole is made from a textured woven fabric making it comfortable to wear and withstand wear and tear.

Elegant traditional Japanese design
More durable than other 'slides' footwear
Straps which are comfortable to wear for long periods. 
Unisex styles





















31/05/22

Cute Quirky Ceramics from Japan














































Classiky Design Studio, maker of Japanese stationery and homewares with a distinctly artisan sensibility, has partnered with artists to bring their off-beat, naive style illustrations to practical tableware.

Toraneko Bon Bon collection (Tabby Cat Bon Bon) is Cat and Dog characters in playful fun poses created by Naoko Nakanishi. The collections is a series of small and large round plates, oval plates and large and small mugs for everyday use.  

Kata Kata's blue and red Kokeshi dolls are made into four dishes for casual dining or display.  The duo are known for their range of animal characters, transformed into a series of small ceramic dishes, these dolls maintain their naïve, hand-drawn style for the iconic Japanese doll. 

Enjoy these small everyday ceramics which bring a smile to your dining and entertaining. 

About the Makers
Classiky studio works with artists to bring their designs to ceramics. 

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The Kokeshi Dolls are designed by KATA KATA, textile designers, 

Kata Kata is the brand created by two textile designers Takeshi Matsunaga and Chie Takai, based in Tokyo.  Their distinct animal characters  - whales, orangutan, bears, bird and hyena – are formed from simple linework and a minimal colour palette screen printed onto fabrics using the traditional katazome technique. Their popularity has led to a range of stationery - cards and letters.
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The Toraneko Bon Bon collection is with illustrator Naoko Nakanishi. Born in 1973 in Kochi prefecture. She is an illustrator and a cook and runs a She a travelling restaurant, Tabby Cat Bonbon which moves towns and changes it's menu. She is the editor and publisher of "Animal Newspaper", and a blog featuring her quirky cats and dogs going about their life.⁠


















































































Available now from Hands On Workshop - direct to customers worldwide, and to retail partners. 















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