ISSUE 10  |  Euro Cool

Shopper’s Diary: Le Grenier in Kobe, Japan

March 07, 2011 9:30 PM

BY Julie Carlson

On our must-visit list: Japanese antiques shop Le Grenier ("attic" in French), from the company behind online shop Billet. The small, monastic space features revolving exhibits—recent installations have featured ceramics by Astier de Villatte and sculptural candles from Tokyo-based Candle Studio Magiera.

N.B. The candles can be ordered from Le Grenier or directly from Candle Studio Magiera; both ship overseas.

Above: A display of glassware in the window of Le Grenier.

Above: For the Deserted Fragments exhibit, decorative wax works and candles by Magiera designer Nishida Masako were displayed.

Above: A pair of swan candles from Magiera.

Above: Masako uses brightly colored wicks in her waxen creations.

Above: Magiera Night candle.

Above: A detail from the display.

Above: Magiera Specimens candles.