For our first-ever Arts Issue, we (mostly) skipped the museums in favour of ducking into the studios and ateliers of working artists. We met a lacquerware maker in Kyoto who combines an 11,000-year-old method and her Parisian training to create exquisite modern pieces. We spent time with a traditional Japanese paper-pattern carver who’s finding exciting new applications for his craft. We stopped by a 200-year-old fine-jewellery workshop in Lisbon that’s still turning out tiaras but also leaning on contemporary collabs to make edgier pieces.
As you page through this issue, we hope you find a feast for the eyes, a window into a world of creative feats, and a spark for future travels.
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