Monolier is a modern houseware shop based in Seattle, Washington. Specializing in Japanese and Scandinavian designed housewares.
Nanohana Candle Shortly after the pink petals of Japan’s famous cherry blossoms fade away, wavy yellow carpets of nanohana (rapeseed flowers) take over the rural scenery. The plants fill the air with their intoxicating, pasty scent. The Japanese have been eating the stems and flowers since 330 BC. In the Edo Period (1600-1868,) they devised techniques for extracting the oil from its seeds.
Established in 1961 in central Japan, Sugahara Glassworks produces hand blown glass and exports in limited quantities. The simple shapes and vibrant colors of the vases are inspired by nature, and its diminutive size is a wonderful reminder that a well-designed object can be large or small.