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Posts Tagged ‘tokyo’

An interview with Nanae Kawahara: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Meet Nanae Kawahara, she's a Japanese illustrator who creates fantastical scenes influenced by a love of Kawaii and the Gothic.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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Nanae Kawahara is yet another talented Camberwell College of Arts graduate who has produced art for my colouring book. Her imaginative underwater scene features mermaids and all the creatures of the sea... Find her art in Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion, funding on Kickstarter now!

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Why is Japanese culture so full of images and tales of the sea?
I never thought about how Japanese culture is full of images and tales of the sea... maybe because I am Japanese? I guess Japan is full of nature and technology and it has never been dominated by other countries, so Japanese people have a very different character... it's hard to answer this!

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An interview with Sachiko Oguri: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Sachiko Oguri's powerful artworks caught my eye at the recent Middlesex University graduate show. For my colouring book she has produced a wonderfully surreal couple of pages inspired by a Japanese folk tale.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Sachiko Oguri has contributed a surreal and colourful artork for Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion. Here she talks about studying in the UK, her love of the half-tone technique and her […]

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Gurun Gurun featuring Cuushe: Atarashii hi video – an interview with director Cristina Maldonado

The new album from cult label Home Normal features this beautiful track with Japanese singer Cuushe. Here the director of the trippy video talks us through her process.

Written by Amelia Gregory

The Japanese influenced Czech group Gurun Gurun return with a new video featuring Cuushe (read more about the Japanese singer in our 2012 interview here). The EP features a host […]

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Simeon Farrar, The Great British Summertime: New S/S 2012 Season Preview Interview

London-based Designer and Artist Simeon Farrar talks about his journey from Art to Fashion and back again, his current S/S 2012 collection ‘The Great British Summertime’ and what we can look forward to from the label next season.

Written by Alia Gargum

Simeon Farrar S/S 2012 by Madi Illustrates What began as an ‘art experiment’ by London-based Simeon Farrar has now turned into a successful fashion label; winning not only international acclaim […]

Sorted London Exhibition Review: featuring Jo Cheung, Thomas Leadbetter, Eleanor Bedlow, Lucy Wragg, Sean Burtenshaw and more

A new crop of creative talent are showcasing the best of their new work at the East Gallery on Brick Lane until Thursday 16th June. Why not pop in and take a look? But first a sneak preview of the best art on display.

Written by Amelia Gregory

You and Me by Jo Cheung. Sorted is the brainchild of Westminster Illustration graduate Lucy Wragg, whose work first impressed me at the degree show last year. Since then she’s […]

Central Saint Martins: Ba Fashion Graduate Show 2011 review. Japanese.

A distinct Japanese flavour ran through some of the collections. It was particularly strong with the outstanding kimono-esque robes of Jo Qiao Ding. And check out Manami Sakurai's cute quilted dresses.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Jo Qiao Ding by Harriet Alice Fox. With so many students from abroad it’s hardly surprising that there was an exotic element to the Central Saint Martins collections from 2011′s […]

Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland Off Out Of Schedule A/W 2011 in Łódź: Paulina Plizga

Paulina Plizga of Silesia showed an upcycled collection that had real promise: part of the Off Out Of Schedule shows on Saturday 7th May at Bielnik and Elektrownia in Podsiadło Ksiezy Mlyn.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Paulina Plizga by Hannah Simpson. The last of Saturday’s Off Out Of Schedule featured the work of Paulina Plizga from Silesia, a graduate of the School of Fine Arts in […]

Curating Yamamoto: An interview with Ligaya Salazar, the V&A’s Yohji Yamamoto exhibition curator

Curator of the V&A's Yohji Yamamoto retrospective Ligaya Salazar speaks exclusively to Natascha Nanji about her selection process, the themes she's chosen and all about the legendary designer himself…

Written by Natascha Nanji

Illustration by Gareth A Hopkins This spring, the V&A presents a unique exhibition dedicated to the Grand Master Japanese couturier, Yohji Yamamoto. The exhibition will celebrate his life and work, […]

Beautiful Soul: meet Nicola Woods, ethical fashion designer extraordinaire

Nicola Woods of Beautiful Soul only graduated in 2008 from the London College of Fashion after an extended hiatus on the wrong career path... here's a taster of my interview with her in ACOFI.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Beautiful Soul A/W 2010 by Zarina Liew. You started out as an insurance broker so you’ve have had an unconventional career so far. Why and how did you become a […]

In conversation with Neville Brody at the V&A

Neville Brody spoke with Design Week editor Lynda Relph-Knight about the student protests, the Anti-Design Festival, Arena Homme+ and the future of graphic design…

Written by Gavin Mackie

Neville Brody, illustrated by Anna Hancock-Young On the wonderful Friday evening of the 12th of the 11th of the 10th I managed to make my way to the V&A for […]

An interview with artist Jessica Albarn

You don’t want to mess with faeries. Well, at least not the ones in Jessica Albarn’s beautifully illustrated storybook, The Boy in the Oak anyway…

Written by Kat Phan

Like most girly girls growing up, my bedroom was decorated with various shades of baby pink and faerie-inspired memorabilia (I say most, but the latter could have just been me). […]

An interview with jewellery designer Kyoko Hashimoto

Amelie Skoda has a chat with Berlin-based jeweller Kyoko Hashimoto about her new store and design space, her inspiration and Berlin itself…

Written by Amelie Skoda

Jeweller Kyoko Hashimoto has just opened a new shop/studio in Berlin called We Are All Made of Stuff. Born in Japan, Kyoko grew up in Australia and studied jewellery design […]

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Album Review, Tokyo/Glasgow

Written by Roisin Conway

Every so often something arrives on my desk that makes my heart joyfully skip a beat… the last time it happened was grizzly grey Tuesday morning when my eyes fell […]

Going Underground: Art Below

Art in Public, London, Berlin, Tokyo

Written by Alice Watson

It’s true what they say – the journey is as important as the destination. As all commuting Londoners can appreciate, anything that brightens, lifts or eases that (in some cases) […]