Interview with Mike Dorsey, Director of The Oyler House: Richard Neutra’s Desert Retreat

Interview with Mike Dorsey, Director of The Oyler House: Richard Neutra’s Desert Retreat

You may remember us late last year writing a piece on a new documentary titled The Oyler House: Richard Neutra’s Desert Retreat by director Mike Dorsey. I’ve been back and forward emailing him, checking in on the project whenever I can, so I thought it would be a nice touch to hold a little Q&A session with Mike and get his thoughts on the project whenever I can, so I thought it would be …

Shizuko Hasuo Ceramics Exhibition at utsuwa-KU Gallery

Shizuko Hasuo Ceramics Exhibition at utsuwa-KU Gallery

Today I had a craving for some natural looking pottery, I’m not sure why this came about, maybe because I’ve been looking at architecture and industrial products quite a lot. For some reason I always get in to a particular fascination with certain types of design, this even runs through to the things that I buy for the office or household. For example, recently I purchased a set of Vitsoe …

Functional Kitchen, Living & Office Objects by ideaco

Functional Kitchen, Living & Office Objects by ideaco

I’ve been pretty busy with design work lately, unfortunately most of it has taken place sitting in front of the computer. It can be quite easy to get out of rhythm and forget about ‘real world’ scenarios. I try to stay in touch as much as possible by going to pottery, which adds a handmade element to the design process, also occasional sketching, and recently some …

New Interview with Sculptor and Artist Rodger Stevens

New Interview with Sculptor and Artist Rodger Stevens

Since some of you are regulars to the blog but can’t always check back with the site itself, I decided to write a quick post notifying you all of a new interview/feature that went live a few days back. We got together with American artist and sculptor Rodger Stevens, who we’ve long been admirers of and have featured on the blog a few times before (you may recall his work). I’ve had the pleasure …

Ceramics by Romy Northover

Ceramics by Romy Northover

English artist and ceramicist Romy Northover has been on my radar mainly thanks to potter Shino Takeda, who we’ve wrote about here on the blog before. It became apparent that this week would be a great time to highlight Romy’s work as she’s recently collaborated with Shino on opening a lifestyle/design brand named KATAKANA. Part of the project includes a fantastic online shop, which you should definitely browse through if you …

Japanese Tea Utensils at Kamon Engineering

Japanese Tea Utensils at Kamon Engineering

My fascination with the Japanese tea ceremony isn’t anything new, I suppose it comes from my general attraction towards the lifestyle and mentality over there. I also quite like the idea of Buddhism and zen, this is also a theme that I tend to see in other designers that I admire, it’s sort of weird how everything links together in a way. Charles and Ray Eames for example had definite ties with Japan, even holding a Japanese tea …