This couple presides over “Southern Factory”, an atelier where they produce goods that reflect their joy of life. They both used to be top stylists at magazines and ad agencies. Their atelier is now focused squarely on the middle of DIY.

Where is your favorite spot to stop by after work and so forth?

Cafe “DAKOTA” in Sadowara-cho Miyazaki-city. It’s in a renovated old Japanese-style house.
Whenever we visit there, we can have delicious food and feel at home.

What is your “soul food” that evokes good memories for you?

Charcoal Yakitori place “Ai-no-sato”. In this private-house style restaurant, you can grill chicken by yourself on one of their charcoal braziers. We’ve been visiting the place since when we lived in Tokyo. Every time we came home, we used to go there with our family members.

What is your favorite beach?

Meotoura beach in Nango-cho, Nichinan-city consists of a pair of coves. The south side cove is a very quiet, beautiful place. Just by floating on the sea, I feel happy and energized.

How did you feel when you used the Canon EOS M10 to take these pictures?

In addition to the easy operability, it has a good view on a large display. I can’t be satisfied with a smartphone camera anymore. It’s so useful that I can send the pictures to my PC so easily.