Lyric Japanese Antiques

Website Designer, 1998-2000

A Seattle-based antique seller that specialized in high quality Japanese tansu and other items.

A tansu is a chest and can be found in many configurations and uses, such as clothing storage, kitchen-ware storage and display, and druggist use them to store medicines and herbs, to name a few.

I designed and developed 2 interations of the site over a number of years, photographed new items as they came into the warehouse, wrote copy, and purchased quite a few items myself. The owners were knowledgable and were great to work with. As my design asthetic is based on the clean simplicity and essence of Japanese design, I appreciated having had the chance to be immersed in all the design elements I encountered while working on this site.