The Potters of Muchelney

The Potters of Muchelney

John Leach is the eldest grandson of acclaimed potter Bernard Leach. John apprenticed to his grandfather and father, David Leach, at St. Ives Pottery in the early years of his craft before starting his own outfit named Muchelney Pottery in 1965 with his wife Lizzie. Muchelney homes itself within a comfortable thatched cottage in southern Somerset, just below Langport. Working alongside John are Potters Nick Rees and Mark Melbourne …

Santa Julia House by Emilio Marin Studio

Santa Julia House by Emilio Marin Studio

Emilio Marín studied at the University of Chile, opening his studio, Emilio Marin Studio, in 2005. Two years later Juan Carlos López joined the project. One thing I like about them both is their conviction when defending their work philosophy; they enjoy the day to day, doing what they want to, when and with whom they want to, and taking as long as they want to do it. Santa Julia House, presented here in this imagery above and below …

Kuroda x Toda, White Porcelain Collaboration by Taizo Kuroda and Hiroshi Toda

Kuroda x Toda, White Porcelain Collaboration by Taizo Kuroda and Hiroshi Toda

I feel like over the years my taste has been pretty consistent, even when I was just dipping my feet in as a younger designer I was drawn to the act of simplicity and clean lines. It didn’t really matter what it was, whether a building, a painting, a piece of clothing, or magazines and books, I sensed the appeal straight away. I suppose it could be deemed as a ‘lifestyle’ choice, but I’m not totally con …

Innovative Wooden Vessels and Shapes by Shimoo Design

Innovative Wooden Vessels and Shapes by Shimoo Design

A selection of functional but sculptural looking objects by Japanese studio Shimoo Design, who mainly specialise in making handcrafted furniture. Shimoo was founded in Toyama Prefecture in 1997 by husband and wife duo Kazuhiko and Saori Shimoo. They’ve been experimenting with a variety of different forms and shapes since, particularly at a smaller scale which is always nice to see. It …

Masahiro Mori and His Ceramic Design, The Open Archives

Masahiro Mori and His Ceramic Design, The Open Archives

I’ve been educating myself on Masahiro Mori and his life’s work, it’s very inspiring to read about an individual like Masahiro as he’s probably one of the best that ever lived in his particular field. If you’re from Japan Mr Mori won’t need any introduction at all, for those Europeans or Americans out there who may not have seen his name before you’ve definitely come across the forms as they’re quite …

A Brief Look at the Ulm School of Design, Photographed by Hans G. Conrad

A Brief Look at the Ulm School of Design, Photographed by Hans G. Conrad

I feel like I’ve put together a special little post for all of you today, content that I’ve not come across before and that has historical value in the design field. You may have come across the Ulm School of Design before, it’s also been mentioned here on the site quite a few times in the past, and today this features some imagery of well-known individuals that were photographed in the school …