Dutch jewelry brand Gem Kingdom has been sold for about 15 years at H.P. France Bijoux Tokyo.
This year Gem Kingdom celebrated their 25th anniversary with an exhibition at Museum Coda; a spin-off of this exhibit was held at the Tokyo boutique of H.P. France Bijoux. Mimi Berlin’s Traumhauser/Dreamhomes were (a small) part of that presentation.
Photographer Won Kim shot these portraits of the guests staying (short stay visitors and permanent residents) at a D.I.Y. hotel (No, it’s not a “theme hotel” it just looks like it’s made by a non-builder) in Arakawa-ku, a county in northeastern Tokyo.
The unnamed hotel is situated in an office building, taking up one floor. (it looks more like half a floor, as in the movie Being John Malkovich; or maybe the cubicles are stacked?)
We tried to book this “hotel” but couldn’t find it on the web. Never mind, we obviously don’t wanna sleep there anyways, would you? Won Kim DID sleep there and went back, in 2014, to take these portraits for his project Enclosed: Living Small read all about that here and here. Make sure you do, it’s interesting.
Commuting in Tokyo, Japan ain’t no fun…This wonderful series, by Michael Wolf, is named Tokyo Compression. Horrific but very interesting and beautiful images. But that’s only our opinion. Do make sure to click the link to Wolf’s site to see more images like these (and/or his other work) photomichaelwolf.com