Timeless Appeal – A Visit to Katsura Rikyu Imperial Villa in Kyoto, Japan
Continuing our series of adventures from Japan is a visit to Katsura Rikyu, or Katsura Imperial Villa, in Kyoto, Japan. We were able to photograph the gardens and surround property one morning.
Translating Ancient Forms – Timeless Sculptural Works by Gonzalo Fonseca
Highlight a documentary titled "Membra Disjecta: Gonzalo Fonseca and the Heart of Stone", a new biographical film by Michael Gregory on sculptor Gonzalo Fonseca, the trailer can be seen here.
Shaping Colour – Coloured Glass Tables and Objects by Studio Germans Ermics
Both graphic and furniture design collide in his newest selection of work which has seen him travel in a totally new direction, producing coloured glass furniture that's minimalist and modern.
Crafting Palm Sized Stories – Paintings by Japanese Artist Yui Yaegashi
Yui Yaegashi, a young Japanese painter who lives and works in Tokyo, loosely inspires all of her beautiful artworks, also named "short stories", on the patterns and colours found in textiles.
Simple, Strong & Sustainable – Furniture by Australian Maker Benjamin Baldwin
I was taken aback by the simplicity in Australian designer and maker Benjamin Baldwin's furniture from afar, up-close all the joints and fine details come through. It's really something to behold.
Obscuring Light – Brass Mirror Series & Shadow Play by Studio Falke Svatun
Norwegian designer Falke Svatun Lirhus is focused on making functional objects that integrate within the home, such as furniture, homewares, and other works that have a theatrical twist.
Balancing Elements – Drift Furniture Series by Eric Degenhardt for Böwer
This collection designed by Eric Degenhardt goes under the name 'Drift', where a combination of materials, such as glass and marble, are used to create a floating piece of furniture.
Precise Edges and Outlines – Sculptures & Reliefs by Jose Gabriel Fernandez
Venezuelan artist Jose Gabriel Fernandez produces work using acrylic gesso on plywood to create reliefs, as well as fibreglass for his simplistic three-dimensional sculpture.
Simplified Shapes and Colours – Woodblock Prints by Australian Artist Ellie Malin
These prints by Melbourne-based artist Ellie Malin are abstract and unpredictable, merging the natural materials, such as paper and wood used to create them, with the final outcome.
Complex Architectural Formations – Ceramic Sculpture by Esther Stasse
Linked to architecture and construction, Esther Stasse has used her education at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy to create ceramic sculpture based on a complex formation of shapes.
Urban Geometry – Powerful Architectural Imagery by Nuno Andrade
Nuno Andrade is a Portuguese photographer whose goal is to create powerful and timeless imagery using striking architectural angles that are very bold and modern.
Still Life Paintings of Ceramics by British Artist William Wilkins
A wonderful selection of still life painting by William Wilkins, with his subject being ceramics featuring the work of potters like Lucie Rie and Japanese craftsman Yasuhisa Kohyama.