Can you believe it's already March? Time is flying by so fast! It feels like just yesterday we were ringing in the new year, but with the weather starting to warm up, we're reminded that spring is just around the corner. That's why we wanted to take a moment to catch up with you and let you know what we've been up to lately. At Mogutable, we’ve been working hard behind the scenes to make some exciting updates to our store. Firstly, if you've stopped by our store recently, you might have noticed a new addition above our cashier's counter – a beautiful dried flower installation designed by our friends at Berry Home. The lovely arrangement perfectly complements our store's aesthetic, and we highly recommend checking out Berry Home if you're in Williamsburg. Their in-season dried flower arrangements, antique furniture, and home decor are all beautiful, and the aroma of the flowers being dried on-site is simply delightful.
Meanwhile, Yuchen just got back from a fantastic trip to Japan and Taiwan! It was her first time in Asia since the pandemic, and she had an amazing time exploring the sights and sounds of these vibrant cities. Her favorite experience was visiting Fushimi Inari Taisha in Kyoto and walking through the thousands of Torii gates that line the hiking trails up the mountain. In Tokyo, she discovered some fantastic ceramic stores and coffee shops, and even got to celebrate Lunar New Year with family. And in Taiwan, she wandered through the charming district of Dadaocheng in Taipei, which is famous for its traditional architecture, tea shops, and local markets.
We're also excited to share some updates on our Artist Series collection. As you may know, this is a curated selection of unique and limited edition tableware from independent ceramic artists we work with. We're always looking to introduce new artists and showcase the latest work from our existing partnerships.
This year, we're pleased to feature new pieces from Sheng Ceramic, including deep serving bowls, sake bottles, and a footed bowl that's perfect for flower arrangements. Sheng recently relocated from Belgium to France, and we're curious to see how his new environment will influence his future work. He's also developed a new glaze called "Lake Blue,” It’s so beautiful that the pieces were sold out before we had a chance to take some photos!
We also received the beloved Popo Jars and Mini Moon Jars from South Korean artist Jang Hun Seong, who finds inspiration from his furry friend. Each Popo Jar captures different postures of dogs, making them unique and charming.
We also introduced our first new artist of the year, Okaueyumuko, a Japanese ceramic artist who specializes in teapot making. Each of his handmade teapots is unique and modern, experimenting with various shapes and glazes to suit contemporary tastes. We're now offering four different styles of Okaueyumuko's teapots at Mogutable in Williamsburg, so be sure to check them out!
Finally, we've restocked some popular items that have been in high demand, including the W Glass in Amber from HMM, made by recycled glass from local craftsmen of Spring Pool Glass in Taiwan. We also have the Diamond Cut Sharpened Chopsticks made in Japan by Ouchi Kogei back in stock, which are a favorite among many with their beautiful design and pointy tips that make them perfect for picking up smaller foods.
We're really excited about the year ahead and can't wait to share more updates with you. As always, we're grateful for your support and for being a part of our journey. We're constantly working hard to bring you the best selection of functional and beautiful products for your home. Keep an eye out for more exciting updates coming your way!