[FYI] Classical Ukiyo-e Come to Life in Animated GIFs

via Spoon & tamago Ukiyo-e, or “pictures of floating worlds” were woodblock prints that became wildly popular in 17th -19th century Japan. Emerging as a spontaneous artistic development, they remain, to this day, as some of the most well-known imagery and, by extension, some of the most readily available glimpses into what life was like in Japan….

[architecture] Dream House #n

via spoon & tamago When it comes to sustainable living, there is no universal definition of comfort. Cultural and historical factors are pivotal in determining the way different people might experience comfort in the home from airiness and brightness to even temperatures. For one couple in Japan, a “comfy house” became a keyword as they…

3D Soy sauce dishes

via spoon & tamago “Soy Shapes are soy sauce dipping dishes that take your sushi eating experience and food presentation to the next level.” That’s Duncan Shotton, a Tokyo-based product designer describing his latest, whimsical creation.By taking advantage of the natural gradation that occurs in soy sauce, Soy Shapes allow seemingly normal dishes to be…

[FYI] Miho Hirano

via Drawing Pencil Artist Miho Hirano’s oil paintings communicate a delicate beauty through the use of soft colors and fluid brushstrokes. Featuring ethereal woman and fragments of the natural world, each of Hirano’s paintings emote a melancholic longing that beckons one into her character’s striking fantasy-lands. Her paintings show a fairy-tale that has been infused with…

[lil’ wonders] BOOK & BED TOKYO

via hanicowa mag 「BOOK AND BED TOKYO」 1 Chome-17-7 Nishiikebukuro 1 Chome-17-7 Nishiikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tōkyō-to 171-0021   【宿泊価格】 「STANDARD」120cm x 200cm のちょっと広め/¥4,500-(税抜)/1泊 ~ 「COMPACT」80cm × 200cmの少し小さめ/¥3,500-(税抜)/1泊 ~ チェックイン 16:00 チェックアウト 11:00 ※土日祝前日などは変動あり 予約はこちらから 【利用価格】 13:00~19:00 ※個室、シャワーは利用不可 ¥1,500-(税抜) 住所:〒171-0021 東京都豊島区西池袋1-17-7 ルミエールビル7階                

[arts] Crystal Liu

via Boooooom Artist Crystal Liu fills her dazzling compositions with beautiful flora and meticulously painted gold dots. The minuscule circles move through each piece like waves, creating a feeling of motion as they expand and contract in size. At times, their placement mimics tiny islands or clouds—especially when set against dark backdrops of blue and…

[FYI] Rich McCor

via My Modern Met Artist Rich McCor Big Ben, London Arc de Triomphe, Paris Af Chapman, Stockholm London Eye, London Montmatre, Paris Niels Juel, Denmark Somerset House, London The Little Mermaid, Copenhagen Maritime Museum, Amsterdam Tower Bridge, London   Neon Museum, Las Vegas Empire State Building, New York City Wall Street, New York City New…

The art of Embroidery

via My Modern Met The art of embroidery has existed throughout time, dating as far back as 5th century BC. Despite its centuries-old origins, this timeless craft has continually been reenergized by visionary artists who push the boundaries of its meaning and limits. From hyperrealistic embroidered portraits to cross stitching on cars, creatives have taken…

Michael Beitz’s twisted sculptural scenarios

via design boom ‘I was concerned with the central ideas of emotional tension, distance, and the inability to communicate when making not now.  I have always been interested in psychosomatic relationships and I see this work as an extension of the connection between emotional and physical behaviors.’ while undoubtedly humorous and playful, the sculptural work…

[art] Picasso’s Blue Period

The Blue Period of Picasso is the period between 1900 and 1904, when he painted essentially monochromatic paintings in shades of blue and blue-green, only occasionally warmed by other colors. These somber works, inspired by Spain but painted in Paris, are now some of his most popular works, although he had difficulty selling them at…