Make waves. 19.06.2021

Three incredible books, in full, from 1903. Japanese wave motifs, designs & sketches.

Bog standard. 10.05.2021

A new book documenting the toilets of the Alps. Incredible.

Brick tease. 09.05.2021

An ornamental brick catalogue, in full. 1904

Ikebana. 12.03.2021

The Japanese art of flower arranging, taken from this 1960 book. Pics from Sight Unseen.

Categories: Art & craft. Books

World Book Day. 04.03.2021

Mary Ellen Bartley’s medium of choice is books, stacked in beautiful, satisfying layers.

Categories: Art & craft. Books

Castles of Japan (1945) 02.02.2021

A woodcut collection of Japanese castles, created by Hashimoto Oki’ie. Via the Gerhard Pulverer Collection.

Categories: Art & craft. Books

Ukiyo. 22.10.2020

This huge database of Japanese woodblock prints is a perfect weekend viewing platform.

Kitao Masayoshi (1764-1824)

The most charming book of animal paintings. Minimal but full of life. See it all here. Via Things Magazine.

Categories: Art & craft. Books

On the map. 08.10.2020

This site is incredible, hundreds of old Japanese maps.

Leisure Time Homes of Fir Ply (1958) 02.10.2020

You can find the full book here.