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HiN is a new Japanese jewelry brand created by designer Haruka Okabe. HiN (品 in Japanese ), which means dignity, works with purveyors of traditional craft work to create contemporary designs. Their first collaboration is with Hatamantoen, a pottery studio in Saga Prefecture that specializes in Imari porcelain. Imari porcelain is typically seen in large bowls and vases that are adorned with intricate hand-painted designs. This collection shrinks and condenses those techniques into minuscule pieces of jewelry that are light, modern and equally elegant. The hand painting, known as etsuke , is a 2-step process that invovles underglaze painting and overglaze painting. The underglaze painting i... Full story

20 July