Japanese (Page 3)

Japanese – relates to design topic area concerning a native or inhabitant of Japan or a person of Japanese descent.
Japan Style: Architecture + Interiors + Design

Japanese homes speak to the soul and provide a contemplative environment from which to experience the world.Read More →

Kimono, Vanishing Tradition

Kimono, Vanishing Tradition: Japanese Textiles of the 20th Century. The lovely design of this revised 2nd edition also renders it a “coffee table worthy” purchase or gift. The subject is particularly timely now—since although people have been talking about the Japanese “vanishing” kimono tradition” for years, the most wondrous of the vintage garments from 1970s and prior are now truly an endangered species for kimono aficionadosRead More →

Japonisme_ The Japanese Influence on Western Art Since 1858

The impact of Japan on Western art was as immediate and almost as cataclysmic as the influence of the West on Japanese life. After Commodore Perry opened Japan’s door to the outside world in1858—ending a 200-year period of total isolation—a wealth of visual information from the superb Japanese traditions of ceramics, metalwork, architecture, printmaking, and painting reached the West and brought with it electrifying new ideas of composition, color, and design.
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Japanese Woodblock Prints featured image

A picture is worth a million words… At least that is how people feel when viewing illustrations by a mysterious Japanese performer Avogado6 . The illustrator and movie editor doesn’t share many personal facts about his life. “I am a normal person who likes chemistry,” he writes on his Twitter profileRead More →

Japanese Design Art, Aesthetics & Culture. Featured Image

This Japanese design book presents Japan’s arts, aesthetics and culture with over 160 stunning colour photos and extensive historical and cultural commentaries.Read More →

Akari Lamp featured image

In 1951, Isamu Noguchi visited the town of Gifu, Japan, known for its manufacture ofRead More →

Forms stackable chair featured image

The Forms Stackable Stool features a lovely circle seat with a convenient stacking capability. Solid wood frame and plywood wood veneer seat.Read More →

‘Cracked Portraits’ is an ongoing series of illustrations by Japanese artist Taisuke Mohri. The realistic hand-drawn portraits are overlaid with a pane of cracked glass, which contributes to the ethereal, surrealistic aspect of these artworks.Read More →