THINGS WE LIKE IN JANUARY

KOJU 1575 IMPERIAL INCENSE —YAMA

A fragrant landscape of Labdanum, Japanese cedar, and aloeswood evoke wisdom from the mountain with Nippon Kodo's traditional Japanese incense. Find it at Omoi Zakka Shop.

IN.SEK INCENSE BURNERS

In.Sek Design brings the past into the present with geometric cast concrete pieces, and their Machu (shown above) and Cubed3 incense holders pair perfectly with the Yama incense.

BORO AND SASHIKO

You've probably seen these traditional Japanese patchwork and embroidery methods used with denim and indigo dyed cotton, and the cold days of winter are perfect for getting together with some friends, worn jeans, and a couple of warm drinks to have a sewing circle. Here are some of the tutorials we've used: 1, 2, 3, 4. Visual inspiration from the Jen Kao Fall 2013 RTW collection

Studiokyss 3/4 Copper cup

Sydney-based Studiokyss combines decoration and function to create visually interesting and timeless objects for enjoyment. Their 3/4 Copper Mug makes our tea time extra fancy.

Ejing Zhang

If you're looking to be inspired on a dark winter's eve, Designer/Artist Ejing Zhang has it. Her Faux Rocks collection is a personal fav (although honestly everything she does is really really good). Dive in at ejingzhang.com & @ejing_zhang