Analogue Life and Dipping To Zero
The weather seems to have taken a dip towards zero over the weekend in Copenhagen. Given that the city is surrounded by water, when the temperature drops, it really puts an extra chill in the air.
I know what you’re thinking- what is wrong with “temperatures towards zero” when many cities are sitting in the minuses in January? The moral of the story- It’s cold!
When the weather brings colder temperatures, my mind turns to entertaining with warming foods. I also prefer to plate and serve with sturdy, heavier vessels. Don’t ask me why I make the ‘cold weather = heavier tableware’ connection. I suppose there is something comforting about using a substantial piece.
Analogue Life is a beautiful Japanese housewares store in Nagoya that also ships its wares internationally (bonus!). I could spend hours browsing all of the contemporary handmade, kitchen and home goods available in Analogue Life’s online store.
Photo Source: Analogue Life- Sumikiri Tray by Yoshiyuki Kato
The owners of Analogue Life, Ian Orgias and Mitsue Iwakoshi, have assembled a notable line up of inexpensive “daily-life” items from a variety of small studios, young artists and master craftsman in Japan.
The other lovely thing about this site is that a mini bio of each artist is included so you can learn about his or her medium, style and pieces.
SOBA CHOKO: This is a soba noodle dipping cup and is used as a container to hold dipping sauce when eating cold soba noodles. SOBA CHOKO date back to the Edo period (1600-1868) and were primarily produced from kilns in the Saga and Nagasaki prefectures.
CHAKI: The tea caddy, or small lidded container used in tea ceremony. Chaki translates to “tea implement.”
KIRI WOOD: (Paulownia Wood/Princess Tree) A light, warp-resistant, moisture absorbing wood that is used for tool boxes and containing rice.
For more on Analogue Life, you can also check out their blog here.