Ikebana is arranging flowers following Zen traditions of Japanese Buddhism, and is more about art and even mindfulness than interior décor and accessorizing the home. As so often with Japanese design, there is much more to it than just the initial beauty, and its deceptively simple initial appearance is full of complex subtleties and deeper meaning. Discover this exquisite art form in the Zayah World introduction to Ikebana.
Art vs Design
Rebecca Struthers is one of the most innovative watchmakers in the world today. She and husband Craig push the boundaries of watchmaking with their peerless blend of traditional and modern practices. Rebecca and Craig have created their own, unique path to the top, and follow it with passion. We asked Rebecca about two aspects of their journey that lie close to our own hearts at Zayah.
Art takes many forms in the world today and in this article, we look at shoes as an expression of creativity. There are many designers at work today who push the boundaries of shoe design to create avant garde masterpieces. They make shoes we think deserve to be displayed in art galleries. This is our current top 10 - in no particular order.
With their 2015 exhibition “Shoes: Pleasure and Pain”, the V&A distilled into 4 words the dilemma that shoes represent for so many women. It sparked a debate at Zayah World about what shoes are about, what they could be, and what happens when you push the boundaries of footwear design. We start with a series of designers that take fresh perspectives on what matters most when designing footwear, and as a result each create something truly different.