Humans have always been attracted to darkness. Everytime we close our eyes to blink, its serene calm momentarily overtakes us. We crave darkness when we sleep and in the sky, as the glow above our cities threatens to obscure one of the last wonders our world has to offer: the stars.
And how illuminating it is! To experience gold in the way Tanizaki theorizes ancient man did, a dusting here and a fragment there. This brilliance trembles upon a delicate scale, where each element dances in and out of focus. The deep space where gold exists being seen in small parts until you realize that gold does not wish to be glorified, but instead respected for its unique and gentle glow. It is then that we realize we need darkness in order for anything to truly shine. This effect feels particularly striking in our Rainbow Eucalyptus wallpaper, where floral-like structures rise out of the darkness with angelic elegance. Dynamic shades of gold work together to create this radiant tension, the black of the background surrendering to its seductive, blazen allure.
Check out Manuka's own line of Shadow Walls here.
Zoë is a hummingbird who zips through the twisting streets of Los Angeles, the only time she can be seen is when she stops to smell the flowers.
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