Right now I’m having a love affair with Japanese design which the recent Tokyo Design Week brought to my attention. These ceramic vessels are by Ikuko Iwamoto. She says “I make exquisite cups and other objects for a bizarre tea ceremony. They suggest the everyday, the ordinary, but are in fact extra-ordinary. They are the vehicle to make visible an invisible, microscopic world. A world of intricacy and detail, of mathematical pattern and organic chaos, of beauty and repulsion.”