In less than a month, I will be traveling across Japan. I cannot wait! While shopping is not the purpose of the trip, I will visit a few design shops. One of the stores that is high on my list is Fog Linen Work. I discovered this superb raw linen collection last fall.
Even though you can buy the collections at selected retailers across the United States and Canada, it is not the same as shopping at the designer’s shop. I cannot wait to see up close the kitchen linens designed by Yumiko Sekine.
A Must-Have Magazine
I read on La Tartine Gourmande about the latest magazine that Fog Linen Work produced. It features creators around the world that introduce their life with fog linen. The concept is awesome. You can check out a digest to get an idea of the bilingual magazine (japanese and english).
As far as I know, each creator took the set of pictures. You will get a glimpse of the creative universe of Maria Alexandra Vettese, Ryan and Alissa of Horne, Julie Baine of Pod, clay artist Rae Dunn, photographer Marisa Shimamoto, photographer Jennifer Causey, photographer Jenny Hallengren, Sally Yang of DWR, textile designer and illustrator Lena Corwin, stylist Elodie Rambaud, designer Lotta Jansdotter, and food photography and stylist Beatrice Peltre.
+ Around the Fog magazine – march 2010 issue 945 yen
+ Fog Linen Work
+ other photos: La Tartine Gourmande
cécileJanuary 12, 2011 at 18:12
Is the shop difficult to find in Tokyo ?
KimJanuary 12, 2011 at 20:52
Cécile, you will find the directions at http://www.foglinenwork.com/store_en.php. If you take the bus, you must know that the bus will only stop if you hit the button before your stop. Each stop is written only in Japanese. Therefore, make sure to have with you your stop written in Japanese. If you ask a passenger waiting for the same bus of you, chances are that they will tell the driver which stop you are looking for. Then, the driver will give you a sign when it is your stop. Many Japanese don’t speak English, therefore you cannot take a chance that the driver will understand you. We did that and it worked for us.