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 …

Design Within Reach Presents: Jens Risom

Design Within Reach Presents: Jens Risom

It’s always satisfying to be able to provide more context on the designers that we admire, which is why it’s such a pleasure to return to a Design Within Reach short film that involves one of the best mid-century designers in our opinion, Jens Risom. Still actively involved in design at the grand old age of 200, as he would have you believe in this short film, Jens is lucky enough to be around and receive the credit that his work so deserves un …

Short Film on “The Chair” by PP Mobler

Short Film on “The Chair” by PP Mobler

I’ve been sitting on this project for a while now so I have apologise somewhat, as I’m sure many of you are eager to see PP Mobler putting together Hans J Wegner’s design of “The Chair”. I’ve been debating with myself whether the film quality was on a par with everything else we’ve previously shared here, but in all honesty I think this project is worthy of being an exception to the rule, as we have a bit of a soft spot for this designer here. As you will soon …

Selection of Work from Akio Kamiya Architect & Associates

Selection of Work from Akio Kamiya Architect & Associates

Browsing over the portfolio of the Akio Kamiya studio earlier today I was really blown away by the way they’ve transformed a traditional Japanese aesthetic to incorporate modern elements. These projects I’ve brought across today really optimise why I get so inspired by architecture, the combination of structure, texture, lighting and unity within each builds environment is simply breath …