November will get dark here in Scandinavia. It always does. A time to light up dormant lamps throughout the house and bring out the lanterns and candles. It is a battle between light and dark and this month, Folk Paper will step into the shadows.
“Were it not for shadows, there would be no beauty” Jun’ichirō Tanizaki concludes in his classic essay In Praise of Shadows. A tiny book of 50+ pages that that has inspired architects, designers and artists from all over the world.
“Black is modest and arrogant at the same time. Black is lazy and easy – but mysterious. Black says this: “I don’t bother you – don’t bother me” – Japanese fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto walks his own path. Dressed in black.