Thursday, December 10, 2009

a japanese view on scandinavia

in many ways, japanese and scandinavian styles are in harmony. clean lines. bare minimalism. stripping back to the basics. nothing superfluous. so it's not that surprising that the people behind those fantastic japanese craft books and magazines would do one featuring scandinavian themes. i got my copy here. and i'm really charmed by the japanese interpretations of scandinavian motifs. i've scanned a few pages for your viewing pleasure.








in this one, i hear echoes of elizabeth's wonderful soul food project.

stay tuned for my interpretations...

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and do go check out the VICE issue of disco underworld. i wrote a little ditty about vodka. just one of my many vices. what are yours? and why not send them to stacey at disco underworld and be part of the fun?

9 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Hej Julie,

You know I am already coming to blogcamp so there is really no need to add more and more eye candy to the cake. LOL

Seriously, at the second picture in the middle the piece in green is superduper, like that one a lot. Of course the last picture could be a page of a soul food book.

No matter what, have a great day.

xox E.

Cyndy said...

These needlework posts pop!

I especially like the one in this post of the embroidery of the embroidery. Like looking in a mirror at a mirror and seeing a hundred images...

Since I do not sew, I love that I can just sit back and watch! Lovely...

kristine said...

thats adorable. You know, whenever I see 'scandinavian design' featured, even if it is in a ajapanese magazine, I am struck by how scandinavian I am. I love this stuff.

The pale observer said...

They're adorable! Where did you find them?

Char said...

I'm loving a ditty to vodka - my fave is grey goose

Protege said...

You are completely right. Love those pictures, again, so many colours that appeal to me.;)
xo
Zuzana

Suecae Sounds said...

I too have noticed some stark similarities between northern European and east Asian design. Also; if you think of it, there is also a similarity in some of the cultural qualities. Maybe they are interconnected somehow?

trinsch said...

wow! these images are so gorgeous. and too cute. i think i have to check out that link. but do feel free to share more ;)

NuminosityBeads said...

I'm a vodka gal too. Ketel One straight from the freezer or Lemon Ketel One.

These embroideries are fascinating!