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MOCHISHO SHIZUKU Shinmachi

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JAPANESE CRAFTSMANSHIP: BAMBOO WEAVING

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SORANO HOTEL

On The Outskirts Of Central Tokyo Discover True Wellness, And A Spectacular Infinity Pool

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BRUT-AL

Argentinian-Australian Designer Alexander Lotersztain's Ode to Brutalism

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PURE FORM

The Art Gallery of South Australia Presents Japan's Avant-Garde Ceramics

KABIRA & KANGRI

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NAKAGIN CAPSULE TOWER

End Of An Era For Japanese Architect Kisho Kurokawa's 1972 Metabolist Structure

MIROKU Nara by The Share Hotels

A Sense of Natural Calm At This Design Hotel in Nara, Designed By Keiji Ashizawa & Fumihiko Sano

DENNIS YONG

Melbourne's Bright, Young and Radical Chef Addressing Food Waste through Fermentation

PHOTOGRAPHERS SERIES: NIKKI MCCLARRON

The London-Based Photographer On 'The Beauty Of Unexpected Moments'

MAME KUROGOUCHI Fall Winter 2022

Finding the “Presentness of the Past” in Nagano’s Nature And The Rich History of the Jōmon Period

ISSEY MIYAKE Autumn Winter 2022/23

Designer Satoshi Kondo Embraces The Beauty Of Untamed Nature In 'Sow It and Let It Grow'

FUJIKO NAKAYA

“Nature Controls Herself. I Try To Let Nature Speak.”

UNDERCOVER A/W 22-23 Womens

Cold Flame: Designer Jun Takahashi Explores An Inner Rebellion With Punk Femininity In All Its Forms

WOODY GOOCH & QUINN MATTHEWS

The Australian Photographers Present A Mesmerising Capture of Nepal

April, 2018
Above Else, Photo Book & Exhibition, Harajuku, Tokyo © Woody Gooch, Quinn Matthews

Australian photographers Woody Gooch and Quinn Matthews present ABOVE ELSE, a photo book and exhibition on the pairs travels together to Nepal in late 2017, documenting the congested and bustling city, to the isolated and godly Himalaya. Captivating, poetic, strong images that transport you to another world and time. Softcover, offset print with a limited release of 333 copies, launching in Tokyo (Deus Ex Machina, Harajuku) and LA in April, 2018.

“Some people behind silence. But not behind, it is not an addition, silence is powerful. Silence is humbling. True silence is bizarre. In the best way. Not solely an environmental factor, true silence in regards to internally. Surreal state. On that cliff we stood suspended in silence. Silence is an absence of self –an absence of else. Removed and intangible. Intangible to else. We stood silent. Away from what was not. Whatever noise we may have made –our screams did not have a sound, have an impact. There was no weight. It happened when we transcended the clouds.

Clouds are to be looked up at; they do not carry weight. We looked down at the clouds now. A state of weightlessness. Suddenly the clouds carried weight, carried momentum. Carving through the mountains. Only they could impact the moment. Only them, now.” 

“The weightless –heavy.
The heavy or hard –absent.
Isolated and absent.”

Above Else, Photo Book & Exhibition, Harajuku, Tokyo © Woody Gooch, Quinn Matthews
Above Else, Photo Book & Exhibition, Harajuku, Tokyo © Woody Gooch, Quinn Matthews
Above Else, Photo Book & Exhibition, Harajuku, Tokyo © Woody Gooch, Quinn Matthews
Above Else, Photo Book & Exhibition, Harajuku, Tokyo © Woody Gooch, Quinn Matthews
Above Else, Photo Book & Exhibition, Harajuku, Tokyo © Woody Gooch, Quinn Matthews
April, 2018