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Thursday, September 10, 2009

kitty: where designers get there inspirations

Issey Miyake believed you could never draw in site from a piece of work once it was finished. People and experiences is how he draws his strengths. One of the poets that he draws great inspiration from is, Shuntaro Tanikawa. After reading the poem, I just had to include it in a post.

Issey Miyake is one of the pure genius of our time.

Everything is Soft

A square is sometimes shy
and softly slips into roundness.
In roundness it feels nice
and ever so easily dozes off.

"Upright," unawares, wavers
into the wrinkling of age.
Getting old is a good feeling.
"Upright" smiles in silence.

Even a triangle and diamond
want to take on favorite shapes.
Like water or wind, they want to expand or shrink,
and lean on someone.

And colours, you know -
they play hide and seek, and tag
with flowers, leaves, mud and the sea
and make up a lot of stories.

Suntaro Tanikawa

P.57 Issey Miyake: Making Things [ILLUSTRATED]
by Issey Miyake (Author), Kazuko Sato (Author), Herve Chandes (Author), Raymond Meier (Author), Fondation Cartier (Corporate Author)

Publisher: Scalo Publishers; illustrated edition edition (May 1999)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 390824708X
ISBN-13: 978-3908247081

1 comment:

  1. oh wow, that is so awesome! i love that little poem, and it's smallness.