Architecture by Shinobu Ichihara

Architecture by Shinobu Ichihara

There’s something so appealing about Japanese architecture, the open spaces and sense of purity is unique to anywhere else. To be honest, you don’t see it all that often in other parts of the world, but when you do it really stands out because of the surrounding houses or those that are close by. I guess that’s why these sort of builds are better in their own area, for example Philip Johnson’s Glass House that sits in the middle of its own piece of …

Bathrooms by Agape Srl.

Bathrooms by Agape Srl.

While browsing one of my favorite picture blogs, I came across the image below on the left. The purity and warmth is what stopped my scrolling fingers. All of the images featured on this page come from Agape Srl., an Italian company headquartered in Roncoferraro, Italy (a part of the Mantua province). Agape specializes in bathroom fixtures, all of which have understated qualities that speak boldly when used in correct environments …

Lamps and Lighting by Foscarini

Lamps and Lighting by Foscarini

One aspect of my office that’s severely lacking is in the lighting department, I’m pretty fussy, as you can imagine, and I’ve had a problem finding good quality lights that don’t take up too much room. A Serge Mouille piece for example is beautiful, but they’re very large and the price is pretty off-putting, there has to be different options out there that I haven’t already seen before. Plus, it’s not that often that you get a space big enough in a house …

Vessels and Spoons by Fushimi Lacquer Workshop

Vessels and Spoons by Fushimi Lacquer Workshop

In the next few weeks we’ll have a brand new selection of lacquerware by Fujii Works arriving in store, I’m super excited as I’ve decided to extend the range a little and offer more goods in the lacquer department. I was originally nervous to include such a ‘niche’ product in our line-up, as you never know how it will be received by people, but considering we’re totally sold out of all the …

Functional Porcelain by JICON

Functional Porcelain by JICON

I’ve been researching porcelain quite extensively over the last few weeks, particularly the temperatures you have to fire the clay at and how the different firing methods affect the body and colouring. It’s not a secret that I love functional objects, utilitarianism some might call it, well at the workshop I’ve been toying with the idea of creating some vessels that have a purity about them, and porcelain seems like a great place to start. As …

Ceramic Works by Asche Yamamoto of Studio atelier-H

Ceramic Works by Asche Yamamoto of Studio atelier-H

Last week I was trying to find some content relating to the sculpture/ceramic field, as I’d been looking at the works of Georges Jouve, who I don’t believe we’ve covered here before. If you’re not familiar with Mr Jouve you should take a short trip to this MONDOBLOGO article that showcases a brilliant selection of imagery to give you a better idea. Basically, Georges Jouve is known as being …