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 …

Leaf House by Mareines & Patalano Architects

Leaf House by Mareines & Patalano Architects

Admittedly this is a rather more elaborate than the architecture we traditionally feature here, in the search for a group of firms I’ve not come across before I found myself admiring this “Leaf House” which has been built by Brazilian architects Mareines & Patalano. I felt this was worth making an exception to the rule however, as the project made me begin to consider the challenges faced by the designers in hotter climates so hopefully it …

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 …

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 …

The Maestro Stool by The Andes House

The Maestro Stool by The Andes House

No fuss, no clutter, just an underlying simplicity that you can take a hand in thanks to design studio The Andes House who present us with the Maestro stool. Their creative team, which is based in Chile, is made up of seven individuals who develop work across the mediums of art, design and architecture respectively. This diverse range of talents is slowly gaining international recognition for their collective work, so I thought it was about time we brought …

Collection of work from Origami Artist Robert J Lang

Collection of work from Origami Artist Robert J Lang

Not too many people can say they’ve taken over the Google homepage for a day, so American origami artist Robert J Lang is in a bit of a league of his own in that respect given his exposure on the search engine giant back on March 14th earlier this year. He also happens to be one of the most respected and talented Origami artists in the world, so upon enjoying his portfolio earlier today I did …

Short film on Furniture Designer Staffan Holm

Short film on Furniture Designer Staffan Holm

There’s nothing like a little bit of Nordic design to start the week off, so I was delighted to come across this short documentary which follows the work of Swedish furniture designer Staffan Holms as he prepares for his latest exhibition. This film has actually been put together as part of the fifteenth Salone Satellite event which is being celebrated by featuring a number of inspirational young designers and following their day to day …

Collection of work from Derek Weidman

Collection of work from Derek Weidman

In recent months I’ve become really fascinated by the art of wood turning and the beautiful forms that you can create. In fact I would have featured more work here from this medium but for one frustrating problem, the most accomplished turners that I’ve come across have been homing their craft for twenty years plus, which means they’re a little out of the loop when it comes to presenting their work online. Therefore most imagery is either poorly …

Casa de Lavre by Nuno Merino Rocha

Casa de Lavre by Nuno Merino Rocha

I felt it was about time we brought across some architecture that was more recently constructed, yet just as considered as those we’ve been highlighting from the past. My search landed me in Portugal where architect Nuno Merino Rocha has undertaken this functional, understated build which looks to blend into it’s environment and offer its owner a less is more approach to living amongst nature. Through the use of a flush shutter sys …

Balancing Blocks by Part & Parcel

Balancing Blocks by Part & Parcel

First up I have to thank the creative duo over at Baron Wells, Dominick Volini and Mads Madsen, for putting us on to this fantastic creative film that their friends at Part and Parcel have put together, it’s barely been touched but I have to credit them for the find nevertheless. For those interested we are actually running a short promotion in the online shop n all items Baron Wells this week, so pop in before Sunday to grab a bargain. Back on topic …