K. Cooper's blog, hoping for happy accidents, is a goldmine of amazing Japanese modern woodworking and artisanal everything. Most of it's just eye candy, though, since these tiny little companies and stores often don't ship outside Japan.
But K.C.K. reminded me of one Japanese artist whose stuff you can get right here. If "here' is Manhattan, that is. Makie [mah-key-eh] is Yuji Ogata's little baby and kids clothing shop in SoHo, the good part, Thompson between Prince and Spring.
Makie's fall catalogue is posted online as one giant poster jpeg, so the beautiful, handmade details are kind of lost. The sheer awesomeness of that wool/fur/wtf baby vest, however, is visible a mile away.
Makie Clothier A/W 2007 Poster [makieclothier.com]
Previously: Makie Fleece Kimono for your little Jedi