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We are very excited to be introducing these wonderful woodenwares by IFUJI BOXMAKER, a product series by Japanese wood craft designer and artisan Masashi Ifuji from Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture.

Shaker oval boxes are iconic products of Masashi Ifuji and he is one of the first Japanese artists who started making these classic oval boxes (or pantry boxes) using the original templates and traditional techniques used by The Shakers. He makes each box by hand, without using glue and ensuring their unique characteristics - Mr. Ifuji's creations are pure perfection. Exteriors are finished with flaxseed oil based coating and bees wax, while insides are unfinished.

The Shakers used oval boxes for sewing and quilting notions and for kitchen dry goods and today their uses are unlimited. 

Also by IFUJI BOXMAKER, simple round wooden trays are very practical and great for everyday use.  The unique grey toned ones are made with maple wood and dyed with vegetable dye of maple and the natural colour one is made with Japanese Ash. These trays are finished with natural based food safe coating which means these trays can be used as plates to put food directly on them as well as to use as trays.


SEE ALL ITEMS BY IFUJI BOXMAKER - Yes all shipped worldwide directly from Tokyo!

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ORANGE AIRLINES 2016 Weekly Planners/Diaries by Grace Lee

Posted on October 01, 2015 | 0 comments

ORANGE AIRLINES 2016 Weekly Planner/Diary by Grace Lee

ORANGE AIRLINES 2016 Weekly Planner/Diary by Grace Lee

ORANGE AIRLINES 2016 Weekly Planner/Diary by Grace Lee

ORANGE AIRLINES 2016 Weekly Planner/Diary by Grace Lee

ORANGE AIRLINES 2016 Weekly Planner/Diary by Grace Lee

Weekly planners/diaries with gorgeous cover drawings by the wonderful Tokyo based illustrator Grace Lee whose brilliant works have been seen all over Japanese fashion and lifestyle magazines only became available from UGUiSU one week ago but the first batch sold out instantly so we managed to get more!

These weekly planners run from September 2015 through the first week of January 2017 so you can start using it right away! There are 3 designs available: "Everyday", "Mugs" and "Pens" - see all 3 here (I know it's hard to choose!) Happy and enchanting illustrations are printed on both front and back which will make you smile every time you take out your diary throughout the year :)

ORANGE AIRLINES 2016 Weekly Planners/Diaries by Grace Lee - yes we ship worldwide!




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SAKURA Wood Tea Cup

Posted on September 10, 2015 | 2 comments

Have you checked out the new SAKURA tea cups, the lovely smooth round egg shaped cups made with Japanese cherry (yamazakura) wood? The first stock all went in a few days so we just got them restocked!

The SAKURA tea cups sits nicely in your hands and it feels so nice when you drink out of it. The wood works as natural insulator so these are perfect for drinking hot tea and coffee. 

These beautiful woodenware is hand-crafted by skilled artisans of Gato Woodworks that creates high quality traditional Yamanaka Shikki lacquerware using advanced Japanese woodturning techniques. The SAKURA cups have been coated in a durable lacquer, colours would not stain and it is very easy to take care of. Hand wash with soft sponge or cloth is recommended and do not leave to soak.

Check this beautiful Japanese item on UGUISU online store ->
We also have a new "Tea & Coffee" collection!

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New Link Collective Furoshiki by Hannah Waldron

Posted on July 23, 2015 | 0 comments

The latest design from the LINK furoshiki collection is by Hannah Waldron, titled Stockholm it's a map of Stockholm where she had spent 2 years living and studying. This design celebrates the wonderfully unique Swedish summer and documents Hannah's observations from the vantage point of a kayak from the many expeditions she made on the water in the summer of 2014. Available in Red-Green-Blue and Blue-yellow-grey colour schemes.

Furoshiki is a piece of printed cotton textile that can be used in so many ways and is generally and traditionally used for wrapping and carrying things but this unique and stylish design furoshiki can also be used for table cloth, picnic mat, scarf, or as a carrying bag using simple furoshiki folding techniques (also you can watch it here on youtube).

Measurements: 90 x 90 cm (35.5 x 35.5″)
Material: 100% cotton satin
Handprinted in Japan using traditional techniques by Japanese artisans.


Also newly released from Link is the fresh yellow & light grey colour for the long loved design Stripe by Lucinda Newton-Dunn.


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