Daisuke Iwanaga - the man behind Cornelian Taurus
Japanese designer Daisuke Iwanaga’s leather goods have been receiving some much deserved international praise. Focusing his research on traditional Japanese themes (such as samurais) and drawing inspiration from the environment surrounding him, Daisuke is able to deliver fresh designs each collection, all while trying to step his techniques up a notch. It’s this devotion and continuous desire to improve that makes his pieces some of the most unique and appealing out there.
Taking a unique approach to his craft, he seeks the best horse hides and along with 2 co-workers is able to produce the much hyped goods (namely handbags), by means of what appears to be an entirely manual driven process. If you ever wondered what goes into making high end bags, or what justifies their steep price tag for that matter, take a look at the following videos featuring Daisuke’s workplace and manufacturing process.
This post is aimed at everyone, especially the women - girlfriends, wives or moms - who are desperately trying to draw last minute inspiration about what to give to the special men in their lives. I hope these are useful!
Bear in mind that the brands shown are mere examples and the items are listed in no particular order.
Trenchcoat - Burberry Prorsum
Peacoat - Schott NY Slim fit
Waxed jacket - Barbour Ursula Jacket
We all love gadjets - Apple’s Ipad
State of the art kitchen utensils - Le Creuset
A reliable cook book - Jamie Oliver
Soaps and Shaving kits - Barbearia do Bairro
Holidays scented candles - Dyptique
Notebook - Archie Grand
An exquisite pen - Faber Castle
A document folder - Cornelian Taurus
Worthy hats - Borsalino
Men jewellery - Goti
Original cufflinks - Paul Smith
Amazingly crafted ties - Pierrepont Hicks
A playful bow tie - Coisas d’Homem
Leather tote and duffle bag - Lottuf & Clegg
Something to read and be inspired by - Amazon
The perfect soundtrack for the season - Sufjan Stevens