Japanese designer Oji Masanori is interested in making “living products”. He says that in creating them, he is “considering a design which may connect various things gently and comfortably everyday.”  His website is filled with beautiful, well-considered design, and is definitely worth an extensive browse.

I particularly liked these exquisite cast iron trivets.

Oji trivet

And also, these delicate brass bottle openers, hand crafted in a 112-year-old workshop in a region famous for its brass work.

Oji bottle openers

Visit Masanori Oji’s website, and enjoy the calm clarity of his beautifully-considered objects.