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9 Principles of Japanese Art and Culture. There are 9 basic principles that underlie Japanese art and culture.

9 Principles of Japanese Art and Culture

They're called aesthetics — concepts that answer the question: what is art? There are 9 Japanese aesthetics. They are the basis for Japanese art, fashion, pop culture, music and movies. RockArt from the Dreamtime. Wandjinas, the other rock art style for which the Kimberley has long been famous, were first recorded by the explorer George Grey in the Kimberley in 1837 .

RockArt from the Dreamtime.

These Wandjina sites are found in the Glenelg River area. At least 4,000 years old, it is a living art form representing ancestral beings originating in the sea and the sky. Images of Wandjina are characterised by halo-like headdresses and mouthless faces with large round eyes, fringed with eyelashes, set either side of an ovate nose The large scale, and solid or static appearance of the Wandjina art contrasts with the Bradshaw/ Gwion art, with its more delicate images of a usually smaller scale, and its less tangible connection with contemporary indigenous culture. Bigge Island rock art – Kimberley WA Kimberly rock art painting – Wandjina Wandjina rock-art at Raft Point in the Kimberley Raft Point Wandjina rock art Wandjina rock art, Australia ( Stevo850 Flickr ) The Aboriginal people always drew only what they saw. Moran River 2002. Oh my visage. Oh my visage In March 2008, BibliOdyssey unearthed and did thee definitive overview of the Ningyo-Do Bunko database, which features thousands of "late 19th/early 20th century watercolor sketches of toy designs.

Oh my visage

" Very much a Johnny-come-lately to this material and in an insomniac delirium, I dug through the database and found so many faces staring back at me. Here are eleven of them. Also see BibliOdyssey's 2007 post of Japanese toy designs from another database. These two appear to show masks from China. The proper way to pronounce "visage" in the post title: "vee-sahhh-juhhh" (like the synthpop song) Silversmithing & Metalwork. Vivitar Bamboo Keyboard. Carol Farrow. Šarkan.

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Fashion accessories. WABI SABI Scandinavia - Design, Art and DIY. Free City. Shopgirl Visits: Samantha Robinson Studio. Time to go on a mini shopping trip with me today, a little desk vacay.

Shopgirl Visits: Samantha Robinson Studio

Let’s visit Samantha Robinson’s ceramics studio in Sydney and fight over which ones we’ll take home with us, okay? I have dibs on nearly all of them (kidding, I’ll share!) And I am especially excited that photographer Jillian Leiboff shot this studio with Samantha’s permission to share here on decor8 today because these photos really capture the essence that is Samantha Robinson. She creates art capturing it in a most functional way to show that everyday objects need not be mundane. This ceramicist is one of my favorites and so for me it’s a real treat to peek in on the space where she creates such precious pieces. As I look through these photos I can’t help but smell the earthy clay and paint — and imagine how beautiful these vessels would be to hold in my hands — some to drink from, others for flowers, still others for fruit.

(images: jillian leiboff imaging) The Materiality of a Natural Disaster. Below, Hellström writes exclusively for Disegno Daily about her experiences in Japan, and the time she spent with Naoto Matsumura, the last man still living in the nuclear exclusion zone.

The Materiality of a Natural Disaster

A chronological definition to our present geological age is Anthropocene, which defines human impact as the most significant recent geological development. This might sound obscene, but each time a natural disaster occurs I imagine that it is nature's revenge on that same upper hand. I am fascinated by natural disasters.

Our planet is a large smoldering ball with a cracked skin and an unreliable atmosphere. Grace Villamil's Silo Kits — COMING SOON. Fredericks & Mae Bow — COMING SOON. A bow is a flexible piece of material which shoots aerodynamic projectiles called arrows.

Fredericks & Mae Bow — COMING SOON

A string joins the two ends and when the string is drawn back, the ends of the stick are flexed. The oldest bows in one piece are the elm Holmegaard bows found in Denmark, which were dated to 9,000 BCE. Fredericks & Mae is the art/design team of Jolie Mae Signorile and Gabriel Fredericks Cohen. The two met through a shared love for materials - Fredericks & Mae started in the piles of feathers, thread, gold and paper that decorated their first studio in 2007. Their collaborative practice has since evolved into a series of objects for the home, garden and sky. Color Inspiration Daily: Agave.

Japanese graphic design from the 1920s-30s. In the 1920s and 1930s, Japan embraced new forms of graphic design as waves of social change swept across the nation.

Japanese graphic design from the 1920s-30s

This collection of 50 posters, magazine covers and advertisements offer a glimpse at some of the prevailing tendencies in a society transformed by the growth of modern industry and technology, the popularity of Western art and culture, and the emergence of leftist political thought. "Buy Domestic! " poster, 1930 [+] Cover of "Nippon" magazine issue #1, Oct 1934 [+] "Fuji Weekly" cover, Oct 1930 [+] Poster for Japan's first national census, 1920 [+] // "Health for body and country" poster, c. 1930 [+]