september 18th ~ 19th

I first happened upon Sydney based interior designer Dana Hughes through a guest post that she did on sfgirlbybay. I was guest blogging that week too, and was quite happy with my contribution… until I read Dana’s. It was good. Really good. I immediately linked through to her lovely blog, and was hooked. If you’re looking for inspirational interiors, beautiful installations or stunning architecture then you owe yourself a visit to yellowtrace. But before you go, take a gander below this little dotted line to get a taste of the kind of amazing work that makes her jealous…

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I am jealous of Tokujin Yoshioka.


I am jealous of Tokujin Yoshioka. Why? First of all, he has a really cool name. And don’t even get me started on his incredible talent and his amazing mind. Tokujin’s work can’t easily be classified into any discipline – more of an artist than a designer, he is true magician of form, materiality and innovation.

His studio, Tokujin Yoshioka Design, was established in 2000 and since then he has done countless projects with Issey Miyake, Hermes, Toyota, BMW, KDDI, Swarowski, Cartier, Camper… ah the list is endless. Some of his most important works are displayed in permanent collections in the world’s best known museums such as Museum of Modern Art in New York, Centre National d’Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou, Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum and Vitra Design Museum.

I am in complete awe of Tokujin’s mind and the way he talks about his pieces. He creates interiors, installations and architecture where people can feel the light with all their senses. He explores beauty born out of coincidence and beyond human imagination; his work echoes the beauty of nature with its ever-changing expression, giving the idea “that the design doesn’t even exist”.

Oh Mr Yoshioka, how I worship you and envy your talent all the same time.

x dana

{Image Credits: 1. Sensing Nature / Snow / Exhibition
Mori Art Museum / Japan 2010 / www.mori.art.museum;  2. Design Miami / Designer of the Year / Exhibition
USA 2007 / www.designmiami.com; 3. Museum Beyond Museum / Rainbow Church / Exhibition
Korea 2006-2010 / www.beyondmuseum.com;  4. WATERFALL / Museum Beyond Museum / Table
Korea 2010 /www.beyondmuseum.com;  5. Moroso / Tokujin x Moroso / Installation
Italy 2007 / www.moroso.it;  6. MOROSO / MEMORY / Chair
Italy 2010 / www.moroso.it}

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Sigh. So beautiful. Ok, now go to yellowtrace… a tonne of inspirational interiors await!

Thanks so much Dana! xx






comments (5)

  1. Color Collective /// 09.18.2010 /// 8:07am

    so beautiful!

  2. AMS /// 09.19.2010 /// 11:12pm

    OMG am so OBSESSED with his work.

    what about the scarves in the windows of Maison Hermes Tokyo??

    http://www.ams-info.com/post/982229889/design-art-tokujin-yoshiokas-work-flirts-on

    Love yr work Dana!! xox

  3. The Jealous Curator /// 09.20.2010 /// 6:50am

    wow – that window display is gorgeous! thanks for sharing : )

  4. Guest Post on The Jealous Curator & A Little Site Update. | yellowtrace blog » /// 01.19.2012 /// 11:54am

    [...] another note, I was a weekend guest over on The Jealous Curator. So much fun! Find out why I’m jealous of Tokujin Yoshioka [...]

  5. Lilette Chaurand Lara /// 08.15.2013 /// 12:24pm

    Clap! clap! clap…