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Gold Letterpress on Persimmon-Dyed Mat, Jeju Island

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Pantone 871U (Soft Gold) Letterpress Print on Jangjibang Hanji / Persimmon-Dyed Mat from Mongsengee in Jeju Island

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Wrinkled Stone / JOSE MANUEL CASTRO

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Spanish sculptor Jose Manuel Castro captures and subverts the notion of what it means to be a rock. Creating soft wrinkles entirely from carving, Castro’s works take forms that are simultaneously natural and unnatural. He writes, “Day by day, you’re discovering things and you open possibilities. This happens to all...

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Paper House / SHIGERU BAN

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Shigeru Ban is a Japanese architect, winner of the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2014 and most known for his use of paper to construct his buildings. Known as the Paper House (紙の家), Ban's first paper-based construction required special building code approval and became the first project that used paper as...

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Shōji Kekkai An / TOSHI YUKIKITA

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As a memory and reminder for the Japanese Tatami soul and culture, built using only natural materials, this 3 and a half tatami-sized space “Shouji Kekkai An” can be put together and taken apart for easy assembly and stow away, a perfect atomosphere for a tea cermony, or as a...

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