SOIE:LABO, Wabi Sabi and Silk Flowers
The artist Miyuki Nakajima embodies the spirit of wabi-sabi when creating her artificial silk flowers. The concept, which allows for the expression of beauty within imperfection is the Japanese artist’s underpinning philosophy, having launched her own brand SOIE:LABO in 2013 where her silk flower creations evolve with the seasons.
Three years after its inception, the designer is now releasing a new collection, employing techniques drawn from savoir-faire of Japanese artisans and painters such as sumi, traditional ink and iwa enogu, a paint made from natural minerals. She has also previously collaborated with the brand Divka during Tokyo Fashion Week, and is now based in Paris where she presented her first exhibition in the gardens of the Palais Royal.
Miyouki NAKAJIMA Exhibition vol.2 - Les Vestiges du jour
16 october - 17 november 2018
SALON JACQUES MOISANT Paris (93 Rue de Seine, 75006 Paris, FRANCE)
01 46 33 51 21
Tue&Sat: 10h30-19h / Wed: 10h30-18h30 / Fri: 10h30-20h (Sun&Mon: Closed)
Miyouki NAKAJIMA Exposition vol.3
15 - 28 november 2018
CASTOR FLEURISTE (14 Rue Debelleyme, 75003 Paris, FRANCE)
01 40 56 34 68
Tue-Sat 10h-19h (Sun&Mon: Closed)
The Taboo-Breaking Erotica of Toshio Saeki
The master of the 1970s Japanese avant-garde reimagined his most iconic artworks for a limited box set with silkscreen artist Fumie Taniyama.
The Surreal World of Icelandic Twins
The series ‘Eagle and Raven’ by photographer Ariko Inaoka allows its audience to spend seven summers in the daily lives of two sisters.
Colour Photos of Yakuza Tattoos from the Meiji Period
19th-century photographs have captured the usually hidden tattoos that covered the bodies of the members of Japanese organised crime gangs.
‘The Tokyoiter’, a Double Homage
This collective offers illustrators the chance to represent the Japanese capital by adapting the style of covers from ‘The New Yorker’.
Book and Bed, a Sleepover in a Library
In this hotel designed to resemble a reading room with walls lined with books, visitors have the rare opportunity to stay the night.