Gifts Under $250
Tsumiki Stacking Blocks
Create gigantic pyramids, birds of paradise, and unique sculptures with these wooden stacking blocks designed by celebrated architect and Tokyo Olympics Stadium designer Kengo Kuma. Made of lightweight cedar wood, these triangular blocks can be stacked and arranged on top of each other in a a light, transparent construction that mirrors contemporary Japanese architecture.
The Kuma Tsumiki Building Blocks were created in collaboration with More Trees, a forest conservation organization led by musician Ryuichi Sakamoto that makes toys out of thinned wood. Tree thinning is an eco-friendly forestation technique where weak, ageing trees are cleared from overcrowded forests so that the forest as a whole can continue to thrive. The wood is Japanese cedar wood certified by the Forest Stewardship Council.
Sold in sets of 7,13, or 22
Materials: Japanese Cedar wood Miyazaki Morotsuka FSC certified timber
Karmi Tea Canister - Kama
Keep your favorite tea leaves, coffee, and spices fresh and ready for use with this stunning example of Yamanaka lacquerware. Each piece in this collection is made from solid Cherry Birch Wood and is expertly turned by a craftsman before being lacquered and dried over the course of nearly a year. This level of detail results in a nearly airtight seal despite being made from wood.
Specifically designed with matcha in mind, this style features a second inner lid to prevent spills. Holds 100g.
Gato’s collection of Japanese wood and lacquer works is native to the Yamanaka region of Japan. The centuries-old manufacturing process is as delicate and detailed as the pieces themselves. From precise carving to meticulous lacquering, modern Japanese woodworking molds traditional methods into contemporary shapes. The results are elegant, amazingly lightweight pieces that are as functional as they are beautiful.
Materials: Cherry Birch Wood
Dimensions: Height: 4½” Diameter: 2½”
Care: Gato woodworks are not microwave or dishwasher safe. Wash by hand and dry immediately.
Bath Tissue Holder
These beautiful bath tissue holders are crafted from brass and iron, and mount to the wall for easy access. The simple yet clever design adds a touch of elegance to the everyday while the exposed brass gives the holder an industrial sensibility. Please note: brass will oxidize and change color into a rich antique patina over the years.
Please note - We are offering Chiba Metal Works items on a custom order basis. Please allow 12-16 weeks for delivery. If you have any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.Materials: Brass/Iron
Dimensions: Height: 3” Width: 6½”