Sunday, 27 January 2013

Thursday, 18 October 2012

New year, new term

Sorry for being absent from this blog for a long time.
I will start blogging again this year and will try to update it as much as I can.
Best regards.

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Important Nordic Design

A few weeks ago, for the first time I went to see an auction of furniture held near Victoria station. It was an auction for Nordic furniture including world's famous designers such as Arne Jacobsen and Poul Henningsen.

All the furnitures sold on the auction were placed in the space around the auction room.

Use of spaces in between each furniture and lighting was very nice that never bothers each other and also evokes beauty of itself. Simple and beautiful, but also charming Nordic design always fascinates me.

Monday, 28 November 2011

Framing Workshop

With Sharon, a woman works at framing workshop, we made our own frames for prints done at Old Street on the other day. Since I was in Japan, I was not familiar to making these frames just for art works. I always bought frames already made for particular sizes. Therefore it was a bit surprising for me that making a frame just for an art work is very common thing here. I've learnt very basic but at same time very important thing that day.

'Making a frame suits to the art work instead of making an art work suits to the frame.'

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Shoes for Beauty

About two weeks ago, I went to see a mini-exhibition of the sculptural art of high heels to The Loading Bay Gallery at Brick Lane.

very architectural high heels

Although it was a free-entry exhibition, it was such a interesting show that gave me an opportunity to see all different kinds of high heels from archaic to nowadays. It realized me that high heels are not just one kind of items for fashion, but also they could be sculptural art. Some of the high heels didn't even have function to walk, they were just high-heel-shaped objects. Looking at all the details of those shoes, I could feel strong passion of each designers. It might seemed strange to some people yet I believe high heels have something that addict people deeply.