Dedicated to my friend @sadalou, a friend of the best kind. One who sends well-wishes when you are too ill to make it to her birthday party, one who remembers your kids’ birthdays and one who knits you headbands so your ears don’t freeze off in winter. Happy belated birthday, I love you!
Akari Light Sculptures av Isamu Noguchi er lamper som er laget av tradisjonelt washi-papir av japanske håndverkere. ‘Elektrisitetens hardhet blir transformert gjennom magien med papir tilbake til lyset fra vår opprinnelse - solen.’ (Noguchi) #vitrabrandstoreoslo#vitra#AkariLightSculptures#IsamuNoguchi
Growing up, we always had an Akari knock-off at home. It took me some years to see them as illuminated sculptures, and not just fragile, flat-packed, ubiquitous lamps. 🖤 💡
We stepped into the Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum — Founded and designed by internationally-renowned artist #IsamuNoguchi [1904-1988], for the display of what he considered to representative examples of his life’s work.
Now on view: ‘In Search of Contoured Playground’ and ‘Models for Spaces’ explore Noguchi’s belief in sculpture as the manipulation of our experience of space. Developed in collaboration with architect @naomifrangos, ‘In Search of Contoured Playground’ provides new ways to contemplate and experience Noguchi’s never-built playscape proposed for New York City’s Central Park in 1941. ‘Models for Spaces’ highlights a selection of designs for projects that are either lesser-known or for which the models which are rarely shown. In Areas 5 & 6 through February 2, 2020.
Photo: Nicholas Knight (@nicholasknightstudio), ‘Model of Contoured Playground,’ 2019. #ContouredPlayground#NaomiFrangos#IsamuNoguchi#NoguchiPlayscape#イサムノグチ
South of the #Kyoto Imperial Palace, which has been rebuilt eight times (most recently in 1855), the streets are lined with machiya, or narrow wooden townhouses that date as far back as Japan’s Heian period (794-1185). Once home to artisans and merchants, many of the structures have since been abandoned because of the cost and difficulty of maintaining them. Recently, though, entrepreneurs have revived the area by converting machiya into restaurants and ryokan, the new Nazuna Kyoto Gosho (@nazuna.official) among them. The idea was to “create the feel of time standing still,” says the interior designer, #ErinaHo , while adding a bit of color. For inspiration, she looked not to #Japanese flowers or silks but to dessert, modeling the ryokan’s seven guest rooms after the traditional confections known as wagashi. Here, the Kashiwa Mochi guest room, with a rattan chair by #IsamuKenmochi and a paper floor lamp by #IsamuNoguchi , opens onto a garden. Photo by #YoshiroMasuda .
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