October 21, 2016 | Coshamie
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Gregg Baker at Asian Art in London

INFINITE SPACE: THE NEW JAPAN PAYS TRIBUTE TO POST-WAR AVANT-GARDE JAPANESE ART: Purveyor of the largest collection of Japanese screens in the world, Gregg Baker Asian Art gallery will participate in the Asian Art in London event this year, with its inaugural exhibition of post-war Avant-garde art from Japan. The show is devoted to seven prominent Japanese artists of that era and the work they created in the post-World War II art scene. After the hostilities ended, the country found itself under pressure to modernize. Its artists sought to reinvent themselves and their art by exploring new visual forms without overlooking the preservation of their ancestral cultural heritage. [caption id="attachment_3287" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Morita Shiryu, “En”, 75.5 x 104cm, wood and paper panel...

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#CoshamieMet: Copper Dust

UNDERSTANDING THE INTERIOR DESIGN WORLD FROM THE P.O.V. OF EMERGING DESIGNER COPPER DUST: The design industry is the ninth biggest employer in the UK, generating £71.7 billion in contributions to the economy in 2013 alone. An estimated of 580k people are currently working across the sector, with another one million designers employed in non-design related industry. According to the Design Economy 2015 report published by the UK’s Design Council, from 2009 to 2013 there’s been a significant increase in the design economy’s GVA (gross value added) of 27.9%. In other words, design is a lucrative business in the UK. So it’s no wonder that more and more graduates from artistic backgrounds and disciplines are joining the world of design. Despite so many...

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#InTheNews: The Latest from Architects, Designers and Artists Worldwide

YOUR WEEKLY CURATED SELECTION OF INDUSTRY NEWS: Fender’s rooftop music custom shop in Mexico City offers a myriad of sensations in a highly versatile space:Fender collaborated with Arquitectura en Movimiento for its first store in Mexico. The basic concept behind it was focused on an architecture conceived as highly versatile, a hybrid space that could function equally as a store, an art gallery and a lounge. In a combination of great music and the notion of the guitar as an anthropometric measure unit, the vivid space now offers a plethora of interesting experiences in one functional space. The exterior integrates timber and stone, framed by an arc of vegetation that directs the eye towards the city vistas, while the interior immerses...

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Coshamie’s Design Pick: Gingerlily

A LUXURY INTERIOR BEGINS WITH THE FINEST SILK BEDDING: According to an ancient Chinese legend, a princess was once sitting under a mulberry tree when a silkworm cocoon fell into her tea cup. As she tried to remove it, the cocoon began to unravel in the hot liquid. The princess pulled the loose end and handed it to her maidservant, and instructed her to walk. The servant obeyed, and headed out through the palace gates, and out of the Forbidden City. She made it into the countryside by about half a mile before the cocoon ran out. In the West, the legend was slowly spun until it became a story about a famous physicist and an apple. But the conclusion remains...

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