As a web developer, Mariko longed for the satisfaction that comes with creating something she could hold in her hands. And so she began fusing her interest in digital design and technology with her crafty side. The result? Not a robot battalion, if you were wondering. More along the lines of laser-cut jewelry and housewares – still pretty sweet though. Especially when said jewelry comes in the form of wooden treasure lockets – or exceptional trinket carriers, as we like to call them. Mariko's designs are inspired by the environment around her and the cities she's been to – and in turn, we find them rather inspiring ourselves.