“Currently, I use ceramics as my material in my method of expression, incorporating various decorative styles, patterns, and symbolic forms as my principal axis in creating my works.
The decorative styles and forms I allude to and incorporate in my works each contain a story based on historical backgrounds and ideas, myths, and allegories. Their existence in the present age makes us feel many things,; adoration, some sort of romantic emotions, a sense of unfruitfulness and languor from their excessiveness and vulgarity.
And on the other hand, they make us feel tranquility and awe that can almost be described as religious, as well as an image as an object of worship.
By citing such images, I feel I am able to express an – atmosphere- that is a part of the complex world in this age.
In fact, the several decorative styles and forms I cite simultaneously hold divine and vulgar meaning in the present age, having an irrational quality that contradict each other, which I feel express an important aspect in the contemporary age in which we live.
Also, the technique of ceramics has a tradition that has been a part of the history of decoration over a long time, and I feel the delicateness and fragile tension of the substantial material well express my concept.” -Katsuyo Aoki
Lamps for a Lifetime. Re-sealable, Handmade, Unique lighting
It’s design time! Danika Design has taken on a small restaurant project! Coming soon: “Community” restaurant, in the Los Feliz area in Los Angeles, CA, with food concepts created by http://epicureanumbrella.com/. The space I am creating for them will feature re-purposed, existing vintage industrial furniture with a mix of contemporary art with an industrial vintage feel! … Continue reading
Presented by Cattelan Italia, this is absolutely glamorous living room interior design ideas combined with gorgeous contemporary living room furniture design.
Why any one would want a run of the mill, standard option baby stroller is beyond me. Make a statement… there are so many other options out there! ;-)
Hannah Woodhouse sculpts these handcrafted custom lamps and achieves an organic natural feeling… hard with soft in just the right balance.
Sculpture, by artist Ben Strawn.