Architectonic Sculpture by Brian Corr

Architectonic Sculpture by Brian Corr

Sometimes I spend weekend mornings, when it’s quiet around here, looking for creative films and other design content that might be inspiring, not necessarily for the blog but just to keep my mind refreshed and in check. For some reason this week I stumbled in to three or four different glass artists, and each one produces some fantastic works. Obviously, I couldn’t showcase them all so I’ll have to separate them out and present them separate …

Tetra by Yohei Kuwano and Koji Takahashi

Tetra by Yohei Kuwano and Koji Takahashi

Today I thought I’d pick out a slightly different set of objects to talk about, it seems like a nice switch away from what we usually talk about, architecture, craft, furniture etc. Saying that, these do sort of come under the architectural ‘umbrella’ in some ways. I love the dimensions of these objects and the fact that they’re functional, they also look great too! Why I say they could be placed in the architectural category is because of their brutal …

Porcelain Tableware and Wall Installations by Basma Osama

Porcelain Tableware and Wall Installations by Basma Osama

Recently, I have been considering the world of ceramics in terms of inspiration and as a personal pursuit. Being a purist, the beauty of materials in their raw, or near-raw state, is highly appealing. The endless amount of clay bodies, each with their individual characteristics, naturally lend themselves to the appreciation of materials. Porcelain, mostly comprised of kaolin, holds a special place in my …

Glassware by Masahiro Ishikawa

Glassware by Masahiro Ishikawa

I thought I’d update the blog with some new craft work that I found on my travels around the web last week, it seems to have become absent from the blog lately. But I have to say I feel like we’ve been doing a good job on the shop. I mentioned before about us getting some lacquerware in the store from Japan, but I’ve also been contemplating on glassware, which is a new category that we’ve decided to push. It’s funny that once you latch …

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 …