Short film on Aaron Rose and The Watts Towers

Short film on Aaron Rose and The Watts Towers

I was really inspired this morning by the story of Simon Rodia and his desire to create the monumental sculpture that is the Watt Towers in Los Angles with such a humble and workman like manner. I have to admit his name is one I haven’t crossed paths with on the internet before today, however The Avant Garde Diaries put together this short film on artist Aaron Rose recently and Mr …

The Long 8 Chair by Natanel Gluska

The Long 8 Chair by Natanel Gluska

This project was somewhat of a surprise for me this morning in that I was expecting one style of furniture and in the end I found myself admiring something completely different. Initially I stumbled across Natanel Gluska’s freeform chair constructed out of fibreglass, which reminded me a lot of some of the chairs that were being designed in the mid-century modern era. However, delving a little deeper into the project I found myself taken a …

Made Here Series: Folk Fibers

Made Here Series: Folk Fibers

The Levi’s Made Here series is a project we’ve highlighted in the past yet until today I hadn’t noticed any further developments. I’m glad they’ve come through with another short film however as we get introduced to the talented Maura Ambrose who is responsible for Folk Fibers, a company she set up in order to market her handmade quilts in Austin, Texas. Like many creatives we’ve come across in the past Maura defined her business …

Violin Maker Melvin Goldsmith

Violin Maker Melvin Goldsmith

At lunch we both came across this short video by Crane TV that really captured our imagination, it’s a piece which features violin maker Melvin Goldsmith. Melvin is a very talented man and made his first violin at the age of 12, his Grandfather taught him the ropes and happened to be a decent amateur violin maker himself. So technically he’s been making violins for for around 32 years which is quite astonishing if you ask me, and the pro …

Twisted Bread from Kinfolk Volume 4

Twisted Bread from Kinfolk Volume 4

We return to the creative collaboration that is Kinfolk magazine and their delightful supplementary content, with only seven day’s left until the fourth issue is released. Once again filmmaking extraordinaires Tiger in the Jar return to the fold to capture the recipe of avid foodie blogger Tara O’Brady and photographer Nikole Herriott who also makes up one half of the father daughter team that is Herriott Grace. If I’m being honest I’ve not …

Film on Danish Potter: Anne Mette Hjortshøj

Film on Danish Potter: Anne Mette Hjortshøj

It’s time to put the kettle on and get a little comfortable in your chair as this project, much like the art of pottery, isn’t for those in a hurry. If you do have spare time on your hands and an avid interest in seeing individuals create one of a kind objects however then you’re in for a real treat, as we visit the work of Dane Anne Mette Hjortshøj and her pottery studio courtesy of the good folks at Goldmark art. The short documentary provides …