The Awagami Factory is a historic Washi Paper mill in Japan. Just recently, I've just discovered Awagami +1, a beautiful new washi collection in collaboration with Craig Anczelowitz, a multi-faceted American designer based in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
The Awagami +1 line is made with traditional stencil dyed yuzen papers and syuro or rice straw papers. The collection consists of journals, albums, and desk accessories which "harmoniously fuse traditional Japanese craftsmanship with elements of simplified Western design." These beautiful items are available in the U.S through Hiromi Paper in Los Angeles and Kate's Paperie in NY.
In addition, Craig's experience includes many years of product development and buying for design oriented retailers like ABC Carpet & Home, Urban Outfitters, Pottery Barn, and Habitat. His work includes pottery, ceramics, wood, paper, and textile home accessories. Below are some of Craig's other works that I simply adore: