Sori Yanagi, son of Yoetsu Yanagi (a leader in the Japanese Folk Arts & Crafts movement), is one of the most respected designers in Japan and in the world. His designs are subtle, simple, practical, functional and beautiful.
Sori Yanagi https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sori_Yanagi
Josephine Wall is a wonderfully imaginative and talented artist. She brings various natural ideas & scenery to life with her brilliant use of paint that depicts beautiful, fluid, light-filled imagery.
To see more ... http://www.josephinewall.co.uk/
Andreas Herrlicht began making beautiful & wearable wooden frames years ago and his wooden designs continue to attract attention worldwide. They are truly original and they also have a particular type of interesting warmth that can only come from something organic.
"No two frames are alike, much like the rings of a tree," says Licht, who spends about 10 hours cutting, sanding and polishing the wood sections of a single set of frames. Because of the intricacy of his work, he only produces a limited number of frames each year.
Find out more about him and see him craft a pair on his website.
Paper Art has fascinated me for quite some time. Work from artists who choose to create in this medium can vary greatly, but I happen to be particularly intrigued and impressed with Kako Ueda.
Quite simply, she brings paper to life in such an original & moving way.
Kako's perspective on her work and that which inspires it is summarized as follows ...
(organic beings) “are born out of nature but [are] constantly being influenced and modified by culture. And the line between culture and nature is always shifting depending on the time and where one is.”
Eros & Thanatos is featured here (above) from her 2008 Show "Drawn in the Clouds" ... you can view more of her work at www.kakoueda.com