“HIRACHAWAN = shallow rice bowl” are so-called contemporary rice bowl from Hakusan Porcelain, in comparison to traditional ones that are deep and narrow for keeping rice warm. Considering modern living where there is no need to worry about food getting cold as old times, ceramic designer Masahiro Mori designed them wide and shallow in order to enjoy it’s various colors and patterns.
They are perfect not only for serving rice, but also appetizer, small dishes, soup, dessert and so on. It has been awarded with “Good Design Prize” in 1993, and “Long Life Design Prize” in 2004.
Handcrafted in Japan by a set of craftsman at the SyuRo studio in Tokyo. They use traditional methods, cutting and hammering the material in to simplest shape. Perfect for storing tea, coffee or spices for cook lovers. They will gracefully change color and age over time, reacting to the natural oils on ones hands. Each can is unique, with little scratches as a result of the craftsman's work.
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This aromatic roasted tea is light in caffeine and therefore great during or after a meal, even in the evening. Because of its mildness and low caffeine content, in Japan Houjicha is enjoyed by children and the elderly alike.
Preparation: steep for about one minute in boiling water.
Apartamento has invited 16 highly esteemed chefs and food lovers from around the world to contribute to their first cookbook:Apartamento Cookbook #1: Cakes and Desserts. The hardbound cookbook, illustrated by Oscar Grønner, features the contributors’ favourite holiday season recipes.
Featuring: Alice Waters, Carlos Yañez, Fergus Henderson, Frederik Bille Brahe, James Lowe, Jessica Koslow, Laila Gohar, Martha Stewart, Martino Gamper, Masayo Funakoshi, Nicholas Lander, Pepi de Boissieu, Pierre Touitou, Ruth Barry, Sabrina De Sousa, and Yuri Nomura
Illustrated by Oscar Grønner
First Edition: November, 2016
Edition of 500 copies
Dimensions: 170 x 240mm
Published by Apartamento Publishing S.L.
Invented in 1907, this traditional Japanese scrubbing brush has been one of the most common household cleaning tool. It is perfect tool for cleaning pots, pans, sinks, bathtubs and anything can be heavily scrubbed. In Japanese, Kamenoko means turtle and Tawashi means scrubber. Made from palm fiber, this scrub brush should not be used on delicate items or teflon-coated pans.