Tag Archives: Haruki Murakami

Book List

Because the thought of compiling of a gift guide brings on feelings of panic, I’ve decided to create a book list of recommended reading that could potentially help you over the festive season when free time is more plentiful. These … Continue reading

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Amélie Fontaine

I came across the work of French graphic designer and illustrator, Amélie Fontaine, while researching book cover design. She created a beautiful cover for Haruki Murakami‘s most popular novel Norwegian Wood. I was struck by her ability to use line to create texture … Continue reading

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Norwegian Wood

Last night I watched the film adaptation of Haruki Murakami‘s popular novel Norwegian Wood, which is set in Japan in the 1960s. If you have followed this blog for awhile you’ll know I’m a fan of his economical writing. Needless … Continue reading

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Norwegian Wood

Haruki Murakami is an author whose writing you either love or hate. He has a cerebral approach to his novels, one that is more concerned with psychology than plot lines. Personally, I am a fan. I like his economical style, … Continue reading

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Yelena Bryksenkova

Yelena Bryksenkova was born in St Petersburg in Russia but currently lives in USA. Her work is inspired by one of my favourite authors Haruki Murakami along with other influences such as Eastern European folk art, traveling and nostalgia. Here … Continue reading

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Shell House

Drawing inspiration from the fluid structure of a conch shell architect Kotaro Ide conceived the shell house. The vacation house is located in the Karuizawa forest in Japan. Ide used durable concrete to create two elliptical shell forms in a … Continue reading

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