Natural Japan Captured by Sean Wood

Natural Japan Captured by Sean Wood

Born in Australia but now living and working in Tokyo, photographer Sean Wood has a unique approach when conveying Japanese culture and the nature that thrives there.

Handblown Glass Terrariums by Paula Hayes

Handblown Glass Terrariums by Paula Hayes

New York based landscape designer and artist Paula Hayes works with plant life and minerals to produce stunning glass terrariums as sculptures for gallery environments.

Terraform by Josef Schulz

Terraform by Josef Schulz

Josef Schulz photographic documentation could be classed as “experimental”, capturing these environments in their natural state and using the computer to add and subtract certain elements from the photograph.

Kinetic Objects by Annett Bourquin

Kinetic Objects by Annett Bourquin

These mobiles reminded me of the joy that is life, the surprising use of natural materials adds to the whole concept. The materials, such as wire and stone, are all found in and around Lisbon.

Seasons by Tatsuyasu Watanabe

Seasons by Tatsuyasu Watanabe

Japanese photographer Tatsuyasu Watanabe appealed to me when I stumbled across his blog. He’s been working on a series titled ‘Season’ and has recently exhibited at a gallery in Japan.

Souls of Zen – Buddhism, Ancestors, and the 2011 Tsunami in Japan

Souls of Zen – Buddhism, Ancestors, and the 2011 Tsunami in Japan

I’m not the sort to discuss movies that require payment, I tend to have a preference towards films that are free for all to view. No matter your background or financial situation we can all take something from the experience. But like everything in life, we do have to support these creatives and give them some compensation for all their hard work and time. In fact, I’m not against support …

Paintings by Conrad Jon Godly

Paintings by Conrad Jon Godly

Many times I have thought about what it would be like to be raised in a different country. As a resident of the Midwestern United States, I have experienced the vast planes and sunlit tree lines of rural expanses. These various stimuli have sensitized me to the natural world, informing my aesthetic and artistic sensibilities. The habitats we step into and out of can affect our perspective and ways of thought in a deep way that is not yet …

Kim Emanuel, The Soap Man of San Francisco

Kim Emanuel, The Soap Man of San Francisco

Having an emotional connection to your work is something that I’ve only just started to explore in greater detail. I think having this knowledge of yourself and being happy in your own skin creates ideas and concepts far better than someone who isn’t ‘present’, or an individual who has little connection with their product. I suppose this applies to all parts of creativity. The piece that I’ve embedded below highlights the fantastic work …

Aspirational Architecture by Kidosaki

Aspirational Architecture by Kidosaki

Aspiration is an interesting subject to explore, especially in the field of architecture. When I saw these magnificent structures by Kidosaki architects in Japan it reminded me of our will as human beings to build homes that are not only necessary to sustain life, but also to represent ambition and future goals. Good architecture encourages fantasy, it links the past (what we hold important and want to remember) with the future. It does …

Photography by Camille Seaman

Photography by Camille Seaman

Autumn is approaching rapidly here in the US. Cooler weather, shorter days, and changing flora are in store. This annual downshift has a direct effect on my perspective, rekindling passions for the smells, sounds, and sights of the harvest season. So while browsing through some photography, an artist that captures the intensity of the natural world synced with my renewed captivations. Camille Seaman studied photo …