When we launched Remodelista a few years back, it was almost impossible to source the hauntingly beautiful housewares of Japan. Things have improved dramatically; here are our top 15 online sources for Japanese design (some have brick-and-mortar stores as well).
Above: Native & Co. in Notting Hill, London, offers a wide range of goods from Japan, from Edo Kiriko cut glass to ceramics to brass accessories from Oji Masanori.
Above: Nalata Nalata, a shop out of New York City, sells Japanese products for the kitchen, bath, living, and dining rooms.
Above: We discovered the work of glass artist Peter Ivy via Tortoise General Store, in Venice Beach, a must-visit when you’re next in Los Angeles.
Above: Rikumo in Philadelphia offers a wide range of housewares and office accessories from Japan, including the Tainetsu Stovetop Ceramic Plates ($34 each), from Banko Yaki in Mie Prefecture.
Above: Oen in London is a longtime Remodelista source for Japanese goods; the Tall Black Teapot by Naotsuga Yoshida is £145.
Above: Makié in New York sells clothing for women and children as well as Japanese housewares like this Silver Spoon by Naho Kamada; $85.
Above: Sam Hamilton of March, in San Francisco, recently started stocking the work of Japanese glass master Yoshihiko Takahashi; beyond beautiful. Shown here is the Tall Glass Pitcher and the Glass Lipped Bowl.
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N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on October 27, 2014.