When we find a quick and easy path to accessing esoteric Japanese housewares, we take note. A new favorite is Envelope, an online Japanese superstore with product descriptions in English (rare among Japanese sites) and worldwide shipping. Envelope started as a brick-and-mortar store called the Linen Bird, located in an alley of Futakotamagawa, a south suburb of Tokyo, Japan. The owners began to use their stock room to sell online goods made by their friends, and today they call themselves “an assembly of independent stores” and are a platform for ceramic artists, textile designers, and more. Here is a look at some of the goods currently on offer.