Sarjaton by Iittala

Sarjaton by Iittala

I was pleased this afternoon when I came across the video that can be seen below produced by Iittala, originally a glass factory in Finland but they now make all sorts of objects to “enrich people’s everyday lives”. You may know them for one particular collaboration that took place with Alvar Aalto, producing a vase collection that was both fluid and organic, to this day they’re still mouth blown and it takes seven craftsmen working as …

Ceramics by Karin Michelsen

Ceramics by Karin Michelsen

It’s pretty inevitable now that our internet digging will often land us in one of the Scandinavian countries given the considered eye for craft and design in this part of the world, similar to that of Japan. So it doesn’t really surprise me that we return here today through the work of Danish ceramist Karin Michelsen and her delicate porcelain vessels which are made by hand before being wood-fired. Last year she became a member of …

Lacquered Paper-Objects by Nendo

Lacquered Paper-Objects by Nendo

The talented individuals at Japanese design studio Nendo were kind enough to send me these photos of this wonderful new project that they’ve undertaken titled “Lacquered Paper-Objects”. Basically they’ve produced a small container which has been created using a 3D printer that cuts, stacks and pastes the sheets of paper one by one. The lacquer adhered thickly to the edges of the stacked paper results in an odd texture which …

Short Film on John Pomp Studios

Short Film on John Pomp Studios

I don’t think I could ever grow tired of seeing glass being blown as it’s such an enchanting process seeing the material transform from one state to another. I just wish there were more short films of this quality around, I get really excited when I stumble across short docs like we have here today as I know how few and far between they can be. I can’t complain though as this piece on John Pomp’s Studio in Philadelphia is a real treat to …

Herriott Grace Documentary Trailer

Herriott Grace Documentary Trailer

I always go through a short phase where I can’t seem to find any inspiring films but usually some other type of content will satisfy my needs. Saying that, I came across this today on my hunt around the web and it instantly hit me that we’ve covered this fantastic duo before. Daniel previously wrote about this father daughter partnership, Lance and Nikole Herriott, who live quite a distance apart, with Lance residing in Victoria, British Columbia and …

Ceramics by Job Heykamp

Ceramics by Job Heykamp

I was really taken aback this morning by the work of Dutch ceramist Job Heykamp and his beautiful rustic style that makes his creations look fresh from a archaeological find. He’s obviously influenced massively by the ceramic work of ages gone by and this shows through the worked surface and colouration of his pieces which are unlike anything I’ve come across before. These designs have character in abundance and have been …

Fragments of Time by Shelley Williams

Fragments of Time by Shelley Williams

The olympics seems to be on the tip of everyone’s tongue here in England, especially prior to the Queens celebrations these past few days. With the Olympics in mind I thought we’d focus on one of the artists who has been commissioned to create work for the games. My internet search found me watching this delightful short film by director Shelly Williams which follows the work of Ben Dearnley, a professional sculptor working in collaboration …

Furniture Fit for the Kingdom

Furniture Fit for the Kingdom

Today I thought I’d showcase this film that I came across yesterday morning, directed by Nathan Clarke it’s a short documentary type piece on furniture maker Harrison Higgins. The Virginia woodworker describes his ideology and how he feels about making functional items out of wood, also we are guided through some of the processes such as wood turning thanks to Nathan Clarke’s fantastic moving imagery. This video is actually …

Manos, Pottery Studio by Oscar Liedgren

Manos, Pottery Studio by Oscar Liedgren

This post is a case of one project leading to another as we return to talented Swedish filmmaker Oscar Liegren and his latest short film which features Potter Karin Eriksson in her studio. Many of you enjoyed Oscar’s previous piece we shared on Kiki, the Japanese design store in Stockholm, so I decided to keep a close eye on the filmmaker which luckily paid dividends today. It’s been a little while since we’ve featured a pottery based film …

Selection of Furniture from Superfolk

Selection of Furniture from Superfolk

I’m not sure how popular Makers and Brothers has become, but personally I’ve really enjoyed seeing their vision unfold as they bring the world Irish made objects that are simple, beautiful and sometimes very quirky. If you’ve not made a visit to their web shop yet I’d really recommend making the click across soon. Their store is actually how I came across the designers we’re sharing here today, “Super Folk” who are a Dublin based inde …