Love this house, located in Oita, Japan, House N (2008) by @sou_fujimoto . The house itself is comprised of three shells of progressive size nested inside one another. The outermost shell covers the entire premises, creating a covered, semi-indoor garden. Second shell encloses a limited space inside the covered outdoor space. Third shell creates a smaller interior space. Residents build their life inside this gradation of domain. Hit the link in bio to check the entire project. #Japan#indooroutdoor#garden#trees#courtyard#japanese#homedesign
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Check out our last post to learn more about Nabana no Sato (なばなの里), located in Mie Prefecture.
Feature photo by @tiamarissakr
This ferocious tiger was painted by Japanese artist Gan Ku around 1800. On this large hanging scroll, Ku has combined meticulous brushstrokes to depict the tiger, with looser strokes for the surging water and jagged rock. This painting has been painstakingly conserved in the Museum’s Hirayama Studio, where East Asian paintings are mounted using traditional scroll mounting techniques – swipe to see some pictures from the process.
Once detached from its mount, the painting was cleaned using water in a process called ‘capillary cleaning’, and support layers were added to protect the surface while old and degraded lining paper was removed. A new lining was then applied, first using ‘kozo’ paper, then ‘misu’ and ‘uda’ paper (all made from mulberry). The painting was given a new mount and backing, and finished in the hanging scroll format after three months of drying. Find out what it’s like working in the Studio in our blog post, link in bio.
The Hirayama Studio is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Collaborative Project for the Conservation of Japanese Paintings in the British Museum, working with the Association for Conservation of National Treasures of Japan, sponsored by the Sumitomo Foundation. The project, which allows complex treatments to be completed by experts, generously supports conservators and students, and gives vital training in traditional conservation methods.
(Repost from @india.rose.artist ❤️) Had the absolute pleasure and privilege of being shown around #thevenny in #kensington by @chude06 on Saturday. I’m looking to get into social work and was told this is a great place to meet workers and some of the types of kids I might be working with in the sector. The Venny is an amazing #adventureplayground , a one of a kind in Victoria (maybe even Australia?!) which is created and designed in consultation and with the kids who hang out there, many of whom live in the housing commissions surrounding it. I forgot to get photos but here is a pic of some of the necklaces I’m sending 5 little ones in particular who I met. They were -for some reason-obsessed with my bike lock chain necklace and all requested one (😂), but when I went to buy some today they were all out of the type!! 😢 I thought this style might be more parent approved, at least (don’t want them thinking I’m trying to turn them into little punx, overtly anyway 😉😅) obviously I didn’t make these from scratch, I had help from #daiso and their extreme propensity for
#Japanese cuteness. I thought I’d post here because I have a bit of a fetish for #miniatures and hope to be posting more of my design work on this account, plus it gives you an insight into some of my other career goals. Also: JUST SO ADORABLEY CUTE! 😭😭💖🍡🍬🍦🍧🎂 🍒I’ll keep you guys in the loop with any fun updates! 😘 #socialwork#design#empowerment#gift#christmas#children#icecream#lollies#crepe#cherryontop