IBM Clock Film by Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co

IBM Clock Film by Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co

First and foremost when we’re out sourcing our latest content great design is at the core of what we’re looking for, beyond this scope it’s always the back story or concept that gets us hooked however. We’ve been admiring the work of Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co for a little while now so when they sprung this video on us yesterday which provides added context to their …

Selection of Work by Henning Larsen Architects

Selection of Work by Henning Larsen Architects

I’ve been sniffing around the webpages of the major architectural awards today as I wanted to turn to a real leader in the field for our next post on this topic. My internet travels landed me in Copenhagen with the inspiring body of work from Henning Larsen Architects who were founded back in 1959 by the man himself. Today this collective is responsible for over 160 employees worldwide and last year …

Pippa Folding Desk by Rena Dumas

Pippa Folding Desk by Rena Dumas

Earlier today I was having a browse across some of the recent items that Wright20 have lined up for auction and this beautiful folding desk from the early 90’s really caught my eye for its sheer individuality. It was designed by Greek native Rena Dumas for Hermes who was better known for her architectural work with the Parisian company. It was only later in her career she would take on the role of furniture designer which as we can see …

Form by Brian Franczyk

Form by Brian Franczyk

Over the weekend I bumped into the portfolio and photographic works of Brian Franczyk, it was a nice surprise as I had browse through the different sections of his website and found some stunning shots in general. A series of particular interest was one titled “form” which mainly involved photography of design led objects, for example here in this post we can see the PK 11 chair designed by Poul Kjærholm and also the plywood lounge chair by …

The Hill Country Jacal by Lake Flato Architects

The Hill Country Jacal by Lake Flato Architects

We couldn’t go a whole week without including a slice of architectural inspiration in the format, it just wouldn’t feel right. So I’ve raided the archives of Texas based firm Lake Flato once again presenting this beautiful hill country home which is based upon a Mexican design concept called the Jacal. This type of construction is defined as a lean-to structure which is popular in hotter climates as it allows the flow of air within the build to circulate …

Melvin the Mini Machine by HEYHEYHEY

Melvin the Mini Machine by HEYHEYHEY

Say hello to Dutch collective HeyHeyHey and their latest project which is a Rube Golberg machine designed to entertain, amuse and inspire. Melvin the Machine is in fact a development of a smaller scale to previous Mevlin’s the team has built, with this edition being delicately constructed inside of two suitcases. On the surface these are really lighthearted and fun but when you stop and think about the design of a contraption like this you …

Short Film on Sean Woolsey

Short Film on Sean Woolsey

I felt like sticking with a little more craft today after sharing Sebastian Cox’s work yesterday, so I pencilled in this great short film which explores the talents of craftsman, maker and artist Sean Woolsley. This project has been put together by the good folks over at process creative who you may remember for another short film we shared on Stephen Kenn and his inheritance collection, which proved to be a bit of a hit with you all. I’m really …

Short Film on the Aluminium Chair by Charles & Ray Eames

Short Film on the Aluminium Chair by Charles & Ray Eames

Anyone fond of the Eames pair? Yes us too, which is why I was surprised to come across this fantastic film that documents the making of their iconic Aluminium Chair sitting with so few views over on Vitra’s Vimeo page. The duos design of this chair was put together in 1958 and looking back this was quite a significant 12 months for the creative couple. As the film below will soon exp …

Set of Imagery from Renilde Depeuter

Set of Imagery from Renilde Depeuter

I felt I was well overdue a return to a set of photography so I’ve pieced together this selection from Renilde Depeuter who many of you may remember for her stunning mobiles we covered on the blog back in February. Initially I was just browsing around enjoying Renilde’s photostream over on Flickr and it took me a few minutes to twig that I’d seen her work previously. Today I thought we should focus more on her interior design skill …

Selection of Work from Kengo Kuma & Associates

Selection of Work from Kengo Kuma & Associates

Browsing through their webpage today I was finding it a real struggle to pin down just one project that I wanted to share from Kengo Kuma & Associates architects. Their portfolio was too good not to be shared though, so as a solution I’ve pieced together a selection of work they’ve put together over the past few years, something which I’m sure will inspire many of you. I think sometimes it’s hard …