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TOP 5 KANAZAWA

TOP 5 KANAZAWA

top 5 kanazawa will hopefully add a wonderful japanese town to your wish list. i went to kanazawa for its contemporary art museum and i discovered a beautiful town full of exciting, unmissable attractions.
THE FATHER OF THE VERTICAL GARDEN

THE FATHER OF THE VERTICAL GARDEN

patrick blanc is a wonderful french botanist specializing in tropical forests. he is the green-haired (really!) father of the vertical garden in general and of many of my favourite wall gardens specifically. so, he more or less single-handedly made the vertical garden trend happen around the world – you can check his website for a...
OLAFUR ELIASSON IN KIEV AND AARHUS

OLAFUR ELIASSON IN KIEV AND AARHUS

olafur eliasson has a solo show at the pinchuk art center, 21.05-2.10, called your emotional future. he is one of those wise artists who realizes that just hanging a painting on a wall is no longer sufficient so he’s conceiving the show taking into account the space and its history, among other factors. for pictures...
KANAZAWA - THE COOL MUSEUM

KANAZAWA – THE COOL MUSEUM

as i was saying, today i’ll focus on the art in the 21st century museum of contemporary art. the permanent collection includes a series of unexpected pieces: the swimming pool by leandro erlich, the green bridge by patrick blanc, the man who measures the clouds by jan fabre, the origin of the world by anish kapoor, etc. the temporary...
KANAZAWA - LUNCH AT THE MUSEUM

KANAZAWA – LUNCH AT THE MUSEUM

in kanazawa, my main target was the 21st century museum of contemporary art by sanaa. it was my second time, but the visit was much better, perhaps due to larger crowds and more exhibitions. but i will leave the art part for tomorrow and cover the food part today! fusion21 is the museum’s cafe-restaurant, introduced by...
GOLD ICECREAM

GOLD ICECREAM

kanazawa is famous for its gold leaf craft. but i wouldn`t have expected this: gold leaf soft serve have we have not been stuffed after lunch at the museum, i would have tried this royal treat… what do you think of this!? photo credits: little aesthete

KANAZAWA – part 2

Fortunately, my second day in Kanazawa was sunny. I visited the Arts and Crafts Museum, the Kanazawa Castle Park and the very well-groomed Kenrokuen park. In the afternoon, I left to Kyoto. My host’s English sucked so I was worried. When I arrived at the meeting point, he was not there. I waited for a...

KANAZAWA – part 1

the first day in kanazawa was rainy. really rainy and reaaaally depressing. the sakura, which had just peaked the previous weekend, was literally going down the drain. i bought the clear plastic umbrellas all the locals were using. also, i visited the 21st century  museum of contemporary art that brought me to town in the...