morihata international

There are no words for how awesome the Morihata booth at the Gift Fair was. It was jam-packed with the sort of simple-but-beautiful things that I love so much but that my camera can never seem to do justice. Every piece I picked up seemed to serve such a simple but useful function and do it with a perfectly refined style. I had a hard time picking a favorite, but if I had to, I’d say it was a two-way tie between the brass hook and trivet collection and the adorable whale letter-openers (how awesome are those?). Although those light-as-a-feather wooden cups below would be a close runner up. Click here to contact Morihata about purchasing (you can also visit their shop in Philadelphia and their¬†online store) or to find a retailer near you that will be carrying these pieces soon. xo, grace

  1. Jo Chambers says:

    Those whale knives are pretty special, beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing the find.

  2. Wow, these are fantastic items. Big fan of the brass assortment especially.

  3. Marne says:

    Always one of my favorite booths at the fair! I want all the scissors they stock! Thanks for recognizing them.

  4. Virginia says:

    Where can I buy that mug!?

  5. Kim says:

    Oh. Mah. Gah. Where oh where can I get the NARWHAL letter opener???

  6. Those look beautiful. I love the mirrors!

  7. sara says:

    yay! i love yuka and kaz and everything they carry…it is always so beautiful each and every time

  8. Me too!! I need one of those wooden mugs too! thank you so much for posting this item. And now–on to the search for those fantastic mugs.

  9. This is Bazaar says:

    Love the Futagami trivets and bottle opener

  10. Bianca says:

    those mugs are just perfect! thanks for sharing

  11. Joni says:

    I love the whale letter openers. I’d love to get one for my father’s birthday (we have a special father-daughter history with sperm whales), but alas, but as I live in Belgium, this might get a bit difficult :-(

  12. Nick Heywood says:

    The brass pieces are by Masanori Oji, an amazing designer — does this mean I can buy then stateside?

  13. Kristen says:

    Are the knives only available in stores? I have a whale obsessed boyfriend we’re moving into a new apartment soon, and that would be the perfect housewarming gift.

  14. Eva says:

    oooh the wooden cups!


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