Sculptural Forms by Belinda Winkler

Sculptural Forms by Belinda Winkler

It’s been a year since I started to explore ceramics and pottery in greater detail, not necessarily researching it, that started a long long time ago, but actual hands on commitment to the craft. So I feel like I have a small amount of physical knowledge, and I am now able to make forms on the wheel with ‘relative’ ease. I have even produced some pieces that currently have pride of place in my own office at the moment. Although I say I can make …

Metal Netted Objects by Kanaami-Tsuji

Metal Netted Objects by Kanaami-Tsuji

When searching for new and interesting craftsman, I use my knowledge of the internet and some translation tools to find unique creatives from abroad, most notably Japan. I’m drawn to their style for mainly two reasons, tradition and authenticity. I also like the fact that objects, and design in general for that matter, is often simplified down to the bare necessities. This hits right to the core of the item and how it functions. So I’ve …

The Objects Collection by Kaikado

The Objects Collection by Kaikado

How I’ve not showcased Kaikado before I don’t know, considering they’ve been a company that I’ve admired for a long while now. Actually, I’ve seen other websites run articles on them recently so I didn’t feel like pulling across the same old imagery would be that exciting, as it would be just duplicating content. So when I stumbled in to this new range that they’ve created called ‘The Objects Collection’ it seemed like a perfect time to …

Japanese Lacquerware at TOKI no KUMO

Japanese Lacquerware at TOKI no KUMO

Japanese gallery and craft store TOKI no KUMO has been a favourite destination of mine to visit, in fact I’ve wrote about them a few times previously here on the site. I usually check back every so often to see their progress as a store and get an eyeful of the interesting selection of products that they stock. Often rare and very unusual, especially for this side of the world. Even though I’m always on the look out for shops with inspiring content …

Bestlite, A Bauhaus Icon Designed by Robert Dudley Best

Bestlite, A Bauhaus Icon Designed by Robert Dudley Best

I took some time out to visit some events and exhibitions this weekend in London, which certainly added to the creativity bank. One was a ceramic show where I found some new talent and got up-close and personal with some interesting textures/shapes, the other was the ‘Extraordinary Stories about Ordinary Things’ collection at the Design Museum that they have on permanent …

Cutlery by Portuguese Company Cutipol

Cutlery by Portuguese Company Cutipol

Alongside some of the handcrafted goods that we talk about on the site, I also like to mix in manufactured or commercial goods from time to time, there’s just one caveat, each project has to have a strong emphasis on functionality and simplicity. One company that instantly caught my attention through their striking design was Portugese cutlery maker Cutipol, and they certainly cover the two areas that I’m talking about suffic …