Miyazaki

Now that it’s November this is known as a “fall pumpkin carving.”

November 4, 2009

Now that it’s November this is known as a “fall pumpkin carving.”

Hallowe’en is over but this fantastic Japanese raccoon figure survives. I wish it could stay there all winter. It was seen at this cool little bungalow – brick, which is unusual for Vancouver – a block away from the studio.

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Terunobu Fujimori, Japanese architecture historian turned architect

February 7, 2009

Terunobu Fujimori, Japanese architecture historian turned architect

Terunobu Fujimori has been called the world’s only “surreal architect.” Obviously this is false, but there is a fantastical quality about his work that isn’t typical among architects, even when they’re trying for the new, strange or sci-fi.

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Tetsu Teahouse in Japan, by Terunobu Fujimori

February 3, 2009

Tetsu Teahouse in Japan, by Terunobu Fujimori

Minimalism and fantasy, together. The interior of this teahouse is simple and modern, while the fantastical exterior looks like something from a Hiyao Miyazaki film. The interior view of the sliding wooden doors or shutters is just beautiful.

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