In Japan almost every occasion calls for a gift and gift-giving is a practice encountered everyday. For this reason, Japan is a wonderful source of inspiration for your next token of appreciation or celebration. The Sea Bream is associated with good fortune here, which makes this 'fish on a rope' the ideal housewarming gift! I spotted this quirky gift in Tokyo in Claska Design Hotel's concept store 'Do'. It is also available from Rakuten (ships internationally) and from Cooper Hewitt National Design Museumin the US. The soap comes in pomegranate (red) , brown sugar (black) and lily (white).
Images: Liezel Strauss, Claska, Rakuten