Paper & Tea, Berlin

Paper & Tea, Berlin

I love coming across shops that are on the same wavelength as our own. Some may see this as a conflict of interest, but I see it as supporting a certain thinking pattern and lifestyle that we admire. The more people that get involved and become aware of crafts and design in general, the greater amount of people we have thinking responsibly about objects and how things function in their life. Whether that be furniture, architecture, items …

Contemporary and Modern Objects from Craft Craft

Contemporary and Modern Objects from Craft Craft

Over the weekend I’ve had some time to question particular design thoughts that have been playing on my mind, it’s not unusual for me to hit a stumbling block every so often where the thoughts become complex and I can’t get my mind around certain concepts. One that I’ve been watching quite closely is based on ‘design dissolving in human behaviour’, at first I was a bit perplexed by …

Green Tea Inspiration at Hibiki-an

Green Tea Inspiration at Hibiki-an

It’s great finding new inspiration in all different fields, the blog is the perfect place for us to get our thoughts out there and put our own twist on certain subjects, ones that don’t get much light on other websites. I guess in this life everything is interconnected and our daily lives, or things we choose to make a part of our lives, influence our perception and make us become more aware of our surroundings and influences. Personally, I gain …

Lifestyle and Product Imagery at Kitanosumaisekkeisha

Lifestyle and Product Imagery at Kitanosumaisekkeisha

We’re regularly on the lookout for inspiring photography and lifestyle imagery, it’s definitely a good reference for us in the shop since it gives us ideas and tips for our own, it’s also refreshing to see how objects could be used in different environments. Take for example this shop in Japan that I came across named Kitanosumaisekkeisha (very much a mouthful I know), they’ve done …

Collection of works from María Aparicio Puentes

Collection of works from María Aparicio Puentes

Time for a little visual arts now as we visit the work of Chilean creative Maria Aparico Puentes and her mixed media imagery. By combining film photography with textiles Maria curates a playful yet eye pleasing series that emphasises the geometry found in these wonderfully taken black and white stills. I was amazed to learn that she actually hand stitches these alternations to the …

Labour and Wait, New Online Shop

Labour and Wait, New Online Shop

Lately I’ve been an early bird, waking up at the silly hours of the morning seems like the only way for me to get work done efficiently and in a timely manner. It also extends my day and I’d have it no other way, sometimes I like to call it “the calm before the storm”. So in the early hours of this morning I luckily stumbled across the new Labour and Wait website which really grabbed my attention, they’ve just overhauled their whole on …