Red Flowers, The Women of Okinawa by Mao Ishikawa featured in Purple Magazine

Monday April 10, 2017

By Paige Silveria

Red Flower, The Women of Okinawa is the first monograph to be published in the United States by cult-favorite photographer MAO ISHIKAWA. The book is comprised of images — some of which have never before been published — from the late-’70s, during the US military occupation of Okinawa. After a brief time at school in Japan, MAO dropped out to return home and picked up a job at a GI bar in the black entertainment district of Koza. As MAO exclaims of the time: “What’s wrong with loving a black man! What’s wrong with working at a black bar! What’s wrong with celebrating...

The Wall Street Journal features Dashwood Books - Proenza Schouler collaboration

Saturday April 8, 2017

By Nick Remsen 

PERHAPS SURPRISINGLY, fashion de- signers are often very bookish sorts. Many spend hours in libraries researching their collections, poring over hefty art and pho- tography tomes. Many also cultivate their own libraries, with walls of books lining studios and homes. And as such, the odds are high that you can trust a book recom- mendation from a designer you love.

That’s the thinking behind Proenza Schouler’s latest display in its Soho store in Manhattan: a small but interesting se- lection of books that are for sale along- side their plissspring dresses and art- fully printed clutch...

Red Flowers, The Women of Okinawa by Mao Ishikawa featured in I-D

Monday March 27, 2017

By Paige Silveria

This Tuesday, at New York's subterranean photobook shop Dashwood, cult Japanese photographer Mao Ishikawa is signing her first monograph to be published in the United States: Red Flower, The Women of Okinawa. The newly released silkscreen book features striking black-and-white photographs of Mao and her girl friends, who worked in segregated GI bars, along with their boyfriends - the black army soldiers who frequented those bars in American-occupied Okinawa from 1975 to 1977. The images of carefree 20-year-olds as they laugh and cry, drink and fall in love, contrast sharply with the divisive tensions of the militarily controlled...

The City Beautiful by Martien Mulder featured in Kinfolk

Sunday January 8, 2017

by Michael Jefferson

How does one design a city out of a void and invent spaces to function for the present and future dwellers? Cities are heaps of history through which rays of light and poetry emerge. However, people are what define the spaces of each building. Their movement and actions transform the spaces into a stage. The dilemma is one of sensation versus reasoning. Le Corbusier developed a plan, but the use can only be dictated and witnessed truthfully over time...

The City Beautiful by Martien Mulder featured in Office

Friday November 18, 2016

Photos by Mitchell Connell

The book focuses on the Indian city of Chandigarh, which was designed by Le Corbusier after the country won its independence in 1947. As the press release states, the book represents Le Corbusier’s deeply held conviction that “architecture is the skillful, correct, a magnificent play of volumes assembled in light.”