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29 May 2024

rolling stones

If these were rolling stones, they will gather no moss at all. It must be hard to make these perfect stone spheres, although I don't know the technology to cut stones by machines.

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I can see several colors of these stones, but what kind of stones are they? The pastel color make them look somehow fluffy and light weight. Student's work exhibited at a gallery.

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24 May 2024

unidentified creature

Although I don't know the artist's concept behind it, this art piece which is Urushi lacquar finish on organic form looks something like unidentified creature from somewhere in the universe.

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20 May 2024

design meets art

Takenobu Igarashi is an artist and active even now ( related page is here ). Since his career as a designer was decades long, his sculpture works are quite modern and we can find many of the art pieces have geometric shapes. 

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I love these Caligraphy series that are made of thin woods. Very cool, I want to have it.

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15 May 2024

luminous chair

Shiro Kuramata created both a floor light and plastic chair in one seamless form. It looks futuristic as if it were from old SF movie, and is so big that I can't imagine the room that fit it well.

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10 May 2024

eggshell covered

This cute figurine is handcrafted and amazingly covered by crashed eggshell. 

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These Natsume and Chasyaku, a teapowder container and a tea scoop, are also eggshell covered. Their surface is so smooth and beautifully curved.

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06 May 2024

Igarashi design

I had a chance to visit Takenobu Igarashi Archieve in Kanazawa Institute of Technology. Igarashi san used to be a designer for both visuals and industrial products for long time, and is an artist now.

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His design works are so varied from corporate identities, logos, graphics for publications, posters, watches and clocks, phones, stationeries, cutleries, and so on. They are mostly created during 1970's - 1990's, and still has clear characteristics and fine esthetics even to our eyes today.

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01 May 2024

wooden horses

These wooden horses are not merry-go-around but miniature art wroks for installation.

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Some are roughly cut the outline, some others are well carved to figure. Their color are also varied. Student's work.

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