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THE GOLDEN LAND: JOAN DIDION’S PERSONAL GEOGRAPHY

Writer Magdalena Lane's Dedication to the Literary Innovator and Cultural Icon

The Complexity and Wonderment of Astrophotography

Photographer Rami Ammoun Captures The Vastness of the Night Sky Through An Unimaginably Intricate & Layered Process

THE FUTURO HOUSE

In Japan, 1960's Architectural Utopianism That Still Stands To This Day

KEIGA KEIGA

Surplus Value Center: Between Real and Virtual Worlds in Clothing & Wearable Products

SATOSHI KONDO’S ISSEY MIYAKE SS22

"Down Below in the Deep, Thrives a World full of Life, Vivid and Beautiful.”

X-RAY FLOWERS

Tokyo-Based AMKK's Latest Radical Exploration Of The World Of Flowers

THE BEST OF SPRING/SUMMER 22

Champ Fashion Editor-at-Large Ciana Mai Selects Her Top 5 Collections This Season

YUICHIRO NODA

The Tokyo-based Photographer On Capturing The Essence of Water, Light and Air — "Something What Cannot Be Seen"

NOGUCHI, A TRUE POLYMATH

The Barbican in London Presents A Concise Look at the Pioneering Artist

KENTA UMEMOTO

Paris-based Photographer on "Finding The Value in Changes, Attempting to Capture The Beauty of Imperfection in Daily Life."

INI ARCHIBONG

“An Object Should Communicate An Idea to the People Coming in Contact With It. It’s a Three-Dimensional Standing Piece of Poetry.”

A-POC ABLE ISSEY MIYAKE / KYOTO

Designer Tokujin Yoshioka Renovates A 200-Year-Old Machiya, Balancing Heritage With Innovation

TOM SACHS: SPACE PROGRAM

Karl Hab Photographs the Rare Earths Launch in Hamburg

MOGANA

Unique To The Rest: A Kyoto Boutique Hotel with Sleek, Design Minimalism And Contemporary Charm

MACq 01

Waterfront Views, Natural Tasmanian Timbers and Modern Design Completes Hobart's Most Conveniently-Situated Luxury Hotel

ABSORBED IN THOUGHT

Artist Lee Ufan Presents New Works at Pace Gallery East Hampton

KOICHI IO

In The Heart of Aoyama - A Visit To The Tokyo Studio Of A Third-Generation Metalsmith and Artist

December, 2014
Koichi Io in his Tokyo studio, 2021 © Champ / Joanna Kawecki
Koichi Io in his Tokyo studio, 2021 © Champ / Joanna Kawecki
Koichi Io in his Tokyo studio, 2021 © Champ / Joanna Kawecki
Koichi Io in his Tokyo studio, 2021 © Champ / Joanna Kawecki
Inside the studio of metal artist Koichi Io, Tokyo, Japan © Champ / Joanna Kawecki
Details at the studio of metal artist Koichi Io, Tokyo, Japan © Champ / Joanna Kawecki
Hammers at the studio of metal artist Koichi Io, Tokyo, Japan © Champ / Joanna Kawecki
Whirl Vase, Patinated Copper, Hand-raised, 2015, 195x195xh200mm © Koichi Io. All Rights Reserved
Three Legs Vase, 2017, Patinated Kuromido (copper alloy with antimony, arsenic) Hammer-raised and Chased © Koichi Io. All Rights Reserved
One of metal artist Koichi Io's hand-yielded artworks, Tokyo, Japan © Champ / Joanna Kawecki
Detail, Koichi Io, Tokyo, Japan © Champ / Joanna Kawecki
Inside the studio of metal artist Koichi Io, Tokyo, Japan © Champ / Joanna Kawecki
Inside the studio of metal artist Koichi Io, Tokyo, Japan © Champ / Joanna Kawecki
Inside the studio of metal artist Koichi Io, Tokyo, Japan © Champ / Joanna Kawecki
Koichi Io explaining his process, Tokyo, Japan © Champ / Joanna Kawecki
Metal artist Koichi Io at work, Tokyo, Japan © Champ / Joanna Kawecki
Metal artist Koichi Io at work, Tokyo, Japan © Champ / Joanna Kawecki
Detail, Koichi Io, Tokyo, Japan © Champ / Joanna Kawecki
Whirl Box, 2016, 970/000, 950/000 Silver, Hammer-raised, Chased, Mounted, Gilt inside. 100x100xh105mm © Koichi Io. All Rights Reserved
Whirl Vessel VI, 2011, Silver 999/000, Hammer-raised, 330x330xh135mm
Whirl Vessel XI-III, 2013, Patinated Kuromido(Copper-Antimony-Metallic Arsenic Alloy), Hammer-raised © Koichi Io. All Rights Reserved
Details, Koichi Io studio, Tokyo, Japan © Champ / Joanna Kawecki
Sketchbook, Koichi Io, Tokyo, Japan © Champ / Joanna Kawecki
Inside the studio of metal artist Koichi Io, Tokyo, Japan © Champ / Joanna Kawecki
Inside the studio of metal artist Koichi Io, Tokyo, Japan © Champ / Joanna Kawecki
Inside the studio of metal artist Koichi Io, Tokyo, Japan © Champ / Joanna Kawecki
Find works by jewellery artist Mariko Sumioka who shares the studio together with Io and his father, Tokyo, Japan © Champ / Joanna Kawecki
Inside the studio of metal artist Koichi Io, Tokyo, Japan © Champ / Joanna Kawecki
Inside the studio of metal artist Koichi Io, Tokyo, Japan © Champ / Joanna Kawecki
December, 2014