Crockery by Max Lamb

Crockery by Max Lamb

I’ve been meaning to post about Max Lamb for many months now, If I recall correctly I think I wrote a little piece on him a year ago which was about his collaboration with Dunhill on a chair. It was an interesting project but for some reason or another I’ve never got around to posting up more of his independent work, such as his little items in the Makers and Brothers shop. It’s a real shame since he’s one inspiring individual who designs some …

Collection of works from Alexandre Noll

Collection of works from Alexandre Noll

We’ve both been quite taken with sculpture recently given the arrival of a new Alexander Calder book into the office bookshelf, the man was an absolute genius and a big inspiration to lots of you I’m sure. Casually browsing over his work last night I began to long to see other esteemed sculptors and in digging around I came across the work of this particular fellow, another Alex, Alexandre Noll. Now I’m sure you’ve gathered from the vintage photo …

Handmade Tools by John Neeman

Handmade Tools by John Neeman

I’ve been making a few flying visits around the personal pages of creatives we’ve highlighted in the past today, with craftsman John Neeman by far impressing me the most. A few of you may remember we followed his filmed series in the past “a birth of a tool” which documented one of his remarkable axes being put together. Today I noticed he’d updated his gallery section of his gallery section of his website to include a few …

Ornaments by Nobuho Miya, Kamasada Ironware

Ornaments by Nobuho Miya, Kamasada Ironware

I’m not usually one to bring across a small selection of items, I prefer putting together a post that’s more substantial with captions and all the relevant information. Today I guess is an exception, these ornaments by Kamasada Ironware really grabbed by attention from Japan and I couldn’t let them pass, they’re wonderfully executed and are made by a very well known …

Vicki Grima, 87 Spoons Project

Vicki Grima, 87 Spoons Project

I’ve got the biggest admiration for the creatives that take one field or form and apply influences they’ve found elsewhere to create something truly individual and unique, which in turn throws conventional thinking on it’s head. Australian artist and ceramist Vicki Grima snuggly fits into this bracket given her bohemian style of creation and her sculptural approach to the humble table spoon, so I’m delighted to be bringing this project across for …

The Two Brothers, Erling and Egon Petersen

The Two Brothers, Erling and Egon Petersen

I went on a small furniture jaunt last night, checking out multiple design forums and blogs to see if I could find any new designers or interesting creatives. Usually I get a bit stuck because the internet doesn’t tend to document the more obscure individuals, they’re usually from Denmark or Sweden but it’s hard to find information on them and their work. A few times I’ve heard some designers names that have been placed on the …

Ceramics by Louisa Taylor

Ceramics by Louisa Taylor

I thought I’d bring some ceramics into the fold today as I’ve been admiring the work of English designer Louisa Taylor and her dainty porcelain creations. I think the finest compliment I can pay Louisa is that her works remind me an awful lot of the understated beauty found within Gwyn Hanssen Pigott’s works who is somewhat of a master of the art in my eyes. I really loved Louisa’s subtle approach to colour in these pieces her glazes …

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 …

Minuscule Chair by Cecille Manz

Minuscule Chair by Cecille Manz

Browsing around this morning I found myself enjoying this short film on modern day designer Cecille Manz, who I have to admit I’m not all that familiar with. I was however really taken with her Minuscule chair design and given that Fritz Hansen who put the film together offer her work alongside that of Arne Jacobson, Hans J Wegner and Poul Kjaerholm I was intrigued to learn more. Like these master designers before her Cecille has a consid …

Imagery from Mushimegane Books

Imagery from Mushimegane Books

Since we shared the short film on Bornholm based potter Anne Mette Hjortshøj last week I’ve been craving a good set of ceramics or pottery, and thankfully I found something I wanted to share with you all on that front just before the turn of the week. Typically we’re heading to Japan, however the creatives I’ve come across we’ve not featured here before. Mushimegane Books run a shop and exhibition a few times a year offering a range …