Obscura Vol.24 Spring & Summer 2018
This Spring & Summer 2018 edition gently takes our readers’ hands and guides them to take a delicate look on their everyday life with craft. It is as if travelling with your imagination, you will learn to appreciate both the ordinary and the extraordinary home scenery.
“I think, the so-called life is, even if you don’t go anywhere, you have already traveled thousands of miles. At home, while we are pondering over trivial things and constantly experimenting, we are also starting a small journey. We think about how to transform a tiny kitchen, so as to turn household chores into pleasant work; we think about what kind of dishes to make for dinner, or when we have nothing else to do, we sit in a chair and stare out at the courtyard. All these can be counted as various trips. Just as travelling is about seeking your true self, these daily experiences are also working on shaping it. Taking a journey is not only about going to a faraway and unknown place. When you stay at your most familiar home, it’s also a kind of travelling.” —— Ryuji Mitani
Highlighted stories include:
1. THE CLUTTERED SCENERY / JUN TOMINAGA’S FURUI DOUGU（富永淳）
2. THE SHAPES THAT WEAVE LIFE TOGETHER / JOHANNA TAGADA
3. COOK WHAT YOU LOVE, DRAW WHAT YOU LOVE / NACHIO NAKANISHI（中西直子）
4. THE STATE THAT I AM IN / WALLIS, A BEAUTIFUL STORE
5. CRAFT AS CONVERSATIONS / WITH HOME, SPACE AND MORE
Cover image courtesy of Jun Tominaga
Print Details: 144 pages, perfect bound with a white cloth spine, full-color.
Printed in Hong Kong.