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Yesterday morning I watched Glas for possibly the tenth time (I know, only ten!). This short video was made by master film maker Bert Haanstra, in which it received a well-deserved Academy Award for Best Short Documentary in 1959. The film contrasts the production of hand made crystal from the Royal Leerdam Glass Factory with automated bottle making machines in the Netherlands. An industrial film which is backed completely by …

Miyazaki Chair Workshop, Japan

Miyazaki Chair Workshop, Japan

Wow! Furniture has really taken a grip here on the site. If you missed it over the weekend, we released a new interview with Chicago based furniture designer and maker Jason Lewis. He’s a fantastic creative so I’d urge you to read through it now. I think he said some very inspiring words, there’s also a mixture of lovely furniture specimens for you all of you to admire on the feature page. I’ve finally made the jump in to woodworking field …

Richard Meier 2013 Architizer A+ Lifetime Achievement Award

Richard Meier 2013 Architizer A+ Lifetime Achievement Award

Richard Meier seems to have cropped up a lot lately on the web, if you’ve been checking our twitter or facebook page you may have seen me linking to articles discussing his work and achievements. Lets face it, Richard is a master when it comes to architecture, he’s spent over 50 years dedicating his life to the craft and he’s always on the pursuit to further his skill level …

Hans J. Wegner Short Films by BlackBird for Carl Hansen & Son

Hans J. Wegner Short Films by BlackBird for Carl Hansen & Son

Next week I think I’ll get myself down to The Midcentury Show taking place at Lords in London. It wil be my first time but I’m looking forward to seeing some nice furniture and other goods up-close, preferably the classics that have aged well and have stayed modern over the years. To me it’s always more interesting to see the older models rather than newer models, although manufacture …

Handcrafted Modern Europe: At Home with MidCentury Designers by Leslie Williamson

Handcrafted Modern Europe: At Home with MidCentury Designers by Leslie Williamson

I have an exciting project to share with you all today, it’s by the one and only Leslie Williamson who’s been a big favourite here on the site over the years. Obviously, with a website that revolves around design, architecture, photography and the like it’s going to be hard not to be influenced by the creative life that she pursues, most notably highlighting iconic designers in her book hand …

Wooden Lights and Vessels by Laszlo Tompa

Wooden Lights and Vessels by Laszlo Tompa

I’m constantly amused by the internet, you set off looking for one very specific topic and it often throws you completely in another direction. One thing I’m sure you’ve seen us mention previously is the fact we’d like to highlight more work here in Europe that takes on similar design sensibilities to that of Japan, the Scandinavian countries often find a nice parallel but other representatives are typically tucked away and hard to come by …