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 …

CEREMONY Tea Set by Claesson Koivisto Rune & Mjölk

CEREMONY Tea Set by Claesson Koivisto Rune & Mjölk

Our friends at Mjölk have recently collaborated with Swedish architecture firm Claesson Koivisto Rune on a unique project. The Claesson Koivisto Rune studio was founded in Stockholm by Mårten Claesson, Eero Koivisto and Ola Rune in 1995, the studio met both John and Juli Baker, founders of Mjölk, in 2011 and since then decided to work in partnership on a concept. The items they ended …

Monochrome Vessels by Ceramic Artist Yoshitaka Tsuruta

Monochrome Vessels by Ceramic Artist Yoshitaka Tsuruta

These fantastic monochrome vessels by ceramic artist Yoshitaka Tsuruta caught my eye earlier in the week. It’s great to see work that’s so unique and different, in fact I’ve never seen anything like this in all the years that I’ve been coming across pottery and ceramics. A few elements that I like include the form and shaping, which is striking in itself, also the white slip over the top which adds …