Posts Tagged ‘hanging room divider’

Japanese interiors – updated traditional farmhouses

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

The photo above shows the central living area of a rural farmhouse on the border of Tochigi and Ibaraki prefectures. The house was restored by Kenji Tsuchisawa who bought it as a rundown heap when he was only 20, after seeing a photograph of a traditional Japanese farmhouse on a Tokyo magazine cover.

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Functional weavings by Diane Thorp

Tuesday, September 9th, 2008

It would be a cliche but probably also true to say weaving is an endangered or at least increasingly uncommon art, so I’m always excited when I see being done, especially locally. Diane Thorp is a weaver from Vancouver Island whose work has been widely exhibited and has been featured in Fiberarts Magazine and other places.

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Make your own Japanese shop banners.

Sunday, August 24th, 2008

These textile shop banners are common in Japan. Given how easy they are to install and how much more beautiful they are than typical signage, it seems strange that they haven’t been widely copied. They can easily be adapted for interior decor, too, not just exterior purposes.

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