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Tokyo hotel gets into bed with local artists

Lifestyle Apr 23, 2016

Tokyo hotel gets into bed with local artists

When building a new hotel, designers would normally consider the artwork displayed on the walls as a finishing touch. But for BnA Hotel Koenji, which just opened in Tokyo's Koenji neighborhood, the artwork definitely comes first. BnA Hotel Koenji, produced by the Bed & Art ...

Akiyama remodels the canon of clay

Art Apr 19, 2016

Akiyama remodels the canon of clay

Artist Yo Akiyama has never been one to play by the rules. As a young student in the ceramics program at Kyoto City University of the Arts (Kyoto Geidai) in the mid-1970s, he quickly earned a reputation as a troublemaker, never content to accept ...

Pow! Wow! to pack a punch in Tokyo

Art Oct 13, 2015

Pow! Wow! to pack a punch in Tokyo

Inspiration comes in many forms: It could be a piece of artwork that changes your vision of the world, or it could be a phone call from a friend that spawns an international art phenomenon. In 2010, artist Jasper Wong was running a small art ...

Miki Saito steps out of the inky shadows

Art Sep 15, 2015

Miki Saito steps out of the inky shadows

Some artworks on first look hit you like a ton of bricks — with bold colors and striking realism. Others take time to get to know, offering hidden treasures that are revealed to the viewer over time. The work of Miki Saito at Wada Garou, ...