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June 26, 2017

Isamu Noguchi, The Japanese American artist and Landscape architect created the iconic Akari light sculptures after visiting Gifu City, about 270km west of Tokyo. GIfu Prefecture is known for its traditional crafts, among them, the making of paper lanterns.

The Mayor of Gifu City at the time asked Noguchi how to revive the traditional lantern making industry. Noguchi blended the simplicity of Japanese aesthetics with the principles of modernist  design and created the concept of "light sculpture" which he likened to "the light of the sun filtered through the paper of shoji". Paper and light. He did not intend the Akari lamps to be status symbols, only to "add to the quality of life and fill the world with light"*

Today Akari light sculptures are sold at the Noguchi museum, Vitra, the shop at MOMA and many other upmarket retailers. Prices range between $100.00 and $1,335.00. They are considered iconic mid century designs.

The story of Noguchi and the Akari lights i...

May 25, 2017

There are some people you just click with. You have so much in common with them. They often share your point of view. They just get you. And you get them.

My community in the world of photography, style and interiors are just like that. Except they are not my friends yet. They don't even know I exist. I follow their careers, opinions work and and lives online, via social media and through their companies websites.

So in this blog I will feature my nearest and dearest imaginary friends. The ones I admire the most. They inspire and encourage, like good friends should. Maybe one day I'll get to meet them.

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All Photographs in this post by Elizabeth Kirby.

Today's imaginary friend is Elizabeth Kirby. She is a photographer, stylist, creative consultant and blogger. In her website she speaks about being inspired by the imperfect (see? She gets me!) and the mundane, wanderlust, the art of slow living and light. She also speaks about her love of farmers m...

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