If you haven't sorted out your loved one's Valentine's gift yet, On: Design this month has mined a few new ideas from Japan's metalworking industry.

Getting off the hook

Nousaku has its roots in copper production, with a history that dates back more than 400 years. Still using the same traditional techniques, it now works with various metals to produce an expansive range of contemporary housewares, including a series of flexible tin items that have become design-store favorites.