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Beauty in Imperfection: Household Accessories Made from “Wormy Wood”

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Beauty in Imperfection: Household Accessories Made from “Wormy Wood”

May 23, 2016

Japanese artist Yoshiki Yamazaki of Block Design teamed up with the Oyama Lumber Company to repurpose unsalable wood that has been damaged by worms and beetles for a new line of household goods. Select pieces are available at Nalata Nalata in the East Village and online from Spoon & Tamago.

Beauty in Imperfection: Household Accessories Made from

Above: The RetRe Square Trivet can be disassembled and used as coasters; 7,200 Yen ($66).

Beauty in Imperfection: Household Accessories Made from

Above: A detail of the trivet.

Beauty in Imperfection: Household Accessories Made from

Above L: The hand-turned ReTre Wormy Wood Tube Vase is $95 from Spoon & Tamago. Above R: The hand-turned ReTre Wormy Wood Bobbin Vase was inspired by the form of old wooden sewing bobbins; it’s $210 from Spoon & Tamago. Both vases come with a glass tube insert.

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Above: The RetRe Round Wall Clock is $220 at Nalata Nalata in NYC.

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Above: The rectangular RetRe Mirror is $460 at Nalata Nalata.

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Above: A detail of the mirror frame.

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Above: The RetRe Square Clock is $165 at Nalata Nalata.

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