Without a doubt Koreans are passionate about their kimchi and have successfully shown the rest of the world what they’re boasting about. After attending a hanji-Korean paper- symposium entitled ” A Thousand Years Old Hanji, Meets the World” , I have no doubt hanji too will soon be rolling off everyone’s tongue!  Hanji is one…

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Detailed abstract print on washi -called “kitakata” by Amanda Thackery.A room, with a moving, musical wooden floor by Mara Streberger with washi -shouji paper “walls”. More great, final projects below…not using paper, but great visually!Ceramics.Textile and Fiber.

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I just came back from my first visit to Minneapolis/St. Paul, and participated in in the Surface Design Association Conference for the very first time.  The conference normally takes place in Kansas City, but this year it was in Minneapolis within the University of Minnesota East Campus.  Within the massive University of Minnesota campus there…

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Peter Crawley  merges three worlds with his amazing illustrations using thread and watercolor paper to create type or buildings. Very clever! The most popular colors in the world are stitched onto heavy, white watercolor paper, using, you got it, cyan, magenta, yellow, and black thread. Two of my favorite subjects: architecture and typography, demonstrated with two…

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How I wish I was there, to take a literal visual tour of the ODC/San Francisco theater building, with the event, Architecture of Light.  Dancers guided the audience through the refurbished building not with a laminated brochure, but by six dances.  How would you like to be on that kind of tour?  It inspires me…

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Wouldn’t you love to BANK here?  Yes, it IS a bank.   It’s the Tokiwadai Branch of the Sugamo Shinkin Bank, designed by Emmanuelle Moureaux. I love how there are no signs that is a bank.  Unless you were a client here, you wouldn’t know.  What a great  security measure! Found via wallpaper.

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