February 20, 2018

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Fraser Chatham - NZ photographer

Fraser Chatham is a talented photographer, based in Auckland.

He's worked on many artists and designers locally also he works for big clients doing some commercial work for overseas as well. Please see Fraser's website from here - www.fraserchatham.com

 

We had shared office previously and he offered us kindly to take some shots with our products. It was so pleasure working with him on this project and very inspiring to see how he takes some beautiful technical shots. His dedication to his work and the set for the shoot is very intricated and amazing to watch. Please check the link that we attached, his stunning work for us!

 

 

 

https://drive.google.com/a/fraserchatham.com/file/d/1VhHRq6NahHvsin0HP6FOcElRp7lD-oqQ/view?usp=drive_web

 

 

and his white lighter images - Kobo Aizawa cutleries.   

 

 

February 11, 2018

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Lovely Melbourne alleys and buildings

Fitzroy, Gertrude St,

CBD

MoVida, great tapas 

Fitzroy - Johnston St 

Naked for Satan 

CBD - Near by Flinders Ln, 

Fitzroy north - Kerr st, 

January 27, 2018

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Back number Journal story - Shotoku Glass Co.

Back number journal story - Shotoku Glass Co. 

https://aaaselect.co/blogs/news/kintsugi

 

松徳硝子 世界中で賞賛されるうすはり硝子の職人技を東京錦糸町に位置する作業場を訪れ、取材させてただきました。

需要が多く生産が追いつかないほどのご多忙の中、突然の訪問にも拘らず快く取材を受け入れてくれたディレクターの齊藤さん。間近で至難の技をみせてくれた職人の方々。齊藤さんの詳しい説明付きという、とても贅沢で貴重な時間でした。本当に素敵な方々が関わり、このブランドがあるのだとひしひしと伝わってきました。一度きりではもったいないこの記事を、たくさんの方々に見ていただきたいと、ここでまたご紹介しちゃいます。

バックナンバーストーリー by アン アスチュート アッセンブリー

https://aaaselect.co/blogs/news/kintsugi

最後のしびれるくらいかっこいいビデオも必見です!

 

Other related articles

松徳硝子 関連ジャーナル記事

Sleek glass - https://aaaselect.co/blogs/news/sleek-glass

Ready for summer ? - https://aaaselect.co/blogs/news/ready-for-summer

January 22, 2018

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Ando Tadao - Chichu museum

 

Ando Tadao Architecture - Chichu Museum  

安藤忠雄 建築 地中海 美術館

彼の建築物が好き 発想が好き minimumだけど大胆さが好き

コンクリートの壁に外からの光が差し込む その間接照明の光りが中に届き

静かに展示されている芸術品を優しく 包み込む

 

直島の美術館に訪れ、大きなClaude Monet の絵の前に立った時 

彼のずば抜けたビジョン、想像力に鳥肌がたった。圧巻。

 

直島を訪れた時に出会った 安藤忠雄氏の自伝本 『仕事をつくる』はとても良く、

一瞬で読み切ってしまった。

彼の波乱万丈の生い立ちや 彼の代表作の裏話など盛りだくさん 必見です。

 

 

January 21, 2018

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Attention to details

Apply French seams as much as I can.

My rule.

ディテールにこだわる できるだけ

機械じゃできない仕事 手仕事だからできることをこだわってする。

これからの世界にとても大事なことなのかなって 思う。

デジタルでもメカニズムでもないハンドメイドのぬくもりが恋しくなる

One of my favourite place in our house.

うちの中で大好きな場所の一つ

夢中になれる場所

 

 

 

 

January 19, 2018

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Our habitat - A wonderful world

 

We live in the beautiful nature. Think further for the clean Earth and the great ecology system to maintain our wonderful habitat forever. 

 

私たちの美しい住みか 地球

ずっとずっと先の未来に目を向けて この素晴らしい場所

エコシステムを保たせるために 

自分に何ができるのか考える

 

 

January 17, 2018

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A sight of beautiful thing ...

In my zone... 

夢中になる事とっても大事

 

物事に集中していると特に ふとした瞬間 はっとするような

美しいものによく出会す。

そこでどれだけその美しい物を鑑賞したり ぼーっと見つめる事が出来るのか。

 

こういう風景って、とても長い時間心に鮮明に残るから。

いつまでも私の気持ちをほっこりさせてくれる。

笑顔が自然と顔から滲みでる。

January 17, 2018

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New Year 2018 !

Hiroshi Sugimoto's work - Photographer, architect

 

I adore his work so much...particularly the series of theatre shot that he does for his work and the seascape ...These images made me so happy that it brings some sort of relief or potentials to the future... the demolition site, the light and the composition of everything....

I love the beautiful things...I will easily get magnetised. It can be objects, can be in nature, can be human or it's weird habits etc... whatever it moves my heart..  Evaluating art in one of my favourite things to do to train my sense. it's very therapeutic for me.

I will keep a lil note here to share some little bit of my aspects /visions....like a diary

It's my new resolution x

 

写真/建築家 杉本 博司さんの作品に、いつもパワーを貰います。

大好きな尊敬するアーティスト。 

彼の綺麗すぎる偉大な世界観に魅せられて今年も贅沢にNZの日差しを浴びながら新たな年が明けました。新しいことにチャレンジしていける年に、去年蒔いた種が実るように、頑張ろうっと心に決める。その一つにこのブログを継続すること。

続くかな?どうかな? もうすでに自身に問い掛けている自体怪しい。笑

さっ、あまり深く考えずに

『美しい』ものにたくさん触れようっと。

直島 ー Naoshima art Island 

 

December 14, 2017

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Displaying at The Shelter for the Motomu Oyama Exhibition - until 20th of Dec.

 An Astute Assembly is proudly presents Motomu Oyama's exhibition. 

We've been busy creating a lovely space at one of our amazing stockists in Auckland, The Shelter, for the Japanese craftsman, Motomu  Oyama's iron/enamel work. 

It's been a pleasure to hold the event showing his popular works that it's been featured all over the world recently. Motomu has been very busy this year doing shows in places like, Shanghai, Taiwan and also all over Japan. He is a designer that cares deeply about the aesthetic, so we are very honoured and excited to handle his work here in NZ to introduce to you. 

 

Motomu Oyama Ironwere - Vases  

 

His work is very minimal and beautiful and the combinations of dry and fresh flower arrangements are embracing his intentionally imperfect which embraces the philosophy of Wabi-Sabi. 

 

Moon plate - as if it's the moons surface... one of Oyama's more romantic pieces. 

His objects are so simple and smart that they can be versatile. It's use is up to the owner. 

 

This event will run until the 20th of Dec, If you haven't made this rare opportunity to see his range of work yet, please come in to touch and feel his world. 

These beautiful images form our talented friend - Liz Clarkson  

Archive - Dec, 2017 

 

December 05, 2017

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Motomu Oyama Exhibition

An Astute Assembly presents - Motomu Oyama "26" Exhibition
 
Rustic elegance of Wabi-Sabi balanced with Modern industrial style
 
At The Shelter
 
29th Nov - 20th Dec

  "26" is one of his collections of minimal and abstract objects.  26 is the atomic number of iron.   

 

When you think of iron, something heavy, hard and cold like factory and pipes come to mind. But his iron looks soft, elegant and just simply beautiful.  It is because his works are inspired by nature.  Living in the wild allows him to create metal pieces connected to nature.   

 

Motomu's work continues to evolve, as he experiments with the material for a deeper understanding of the properties of iron. He says that the way iron rusts, melts, bends has not and will never change, so he needs to have a flexible mind to change his perception for the material, in order to achieve what he envisions.  

 

His background…

 

Graduated from art school in Tokyo (Setsu Mode Seminar), Motomu was a graphic designer for a clothing line initially, and did various illustrations for CD covers, posters and ads.  His obsession with iron started when he did a project involving 3D metal work.  He was so mesmerized by the beauty of iron and what he can express with it that he has not stopped working with iron ever since.  He produced several building signs for popular music venues and art gallery spaces. He was heavily involved with the art scene.

Motomu was based in Tokyo until 10 years ago when he decided to move his studio to his home town in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Kumage, which is on the southwest side of the main Honshu island.  Most of his works are inspired by the lush nature surrounding his studio.  

 

 

Whether you simply serve tea or coffee on it...  use it to hold jewellery or candles... or casually throw it on top of your ottoman as an interior piece...  it will make a subtle yet bold statement in your house.  So how would you harmonise his iron with nature?

 

                 So how would you harmonize his iron with nature?