Necessity is indeed the mother of invention. What to do with the television in the living room, that was the pressing issue. We couldn’t find a single piece of furniture that fit the space, was in budget and appealed to our rather unusual tastes. So of course, I made one instead, drawing on my love of Orientalism, romantic fakes and pure calligraphic gestures. Several people thought we must have found the cabinet at the flea market in Kyoto. Not quite, though the inspiration certainly came from there. The structure is plywood, with a layer of calligraphically extravagant kozo paper on top. A few documents collected in Japan were added to the collage for good measure. I find it rather fetching and would love to make another one. Surely you need one too!