The Tables of Carlo Scarpa

The Tables of Carlo Scarpa

Today I thought I’d bring across some stark looking design for all of you to admire. This furniture by Carlo Scarpa is sure to hold well against the cold weather that we’re experiencing here in the UK, and it was the perfect remedy for me over the weekend. I decided to sit through a short film early Saturday morning that had been produced by SIMON last month, as it hadn’t got many views I wasn’t expecting anything spectacular but I was instant …

Documentary on Architect Josep Lluis Sert

Documentary on Architect Josep Lluis Sert

I felt it was about time architecture joined our creative content this week, so I went on the hunt earlier this morning to find either a recent build or a short film that would provoke a little food for thought on the subject. I’d not intentionally headed out with the modernist era in mind but once again I found myself marvelling at the talents of an individual creating in this period, someone we’ve not highlighted here before which is a bit of …

Furniture Design by Marco Guazzini

Furniture Design by Marco Guazzini

Mark brought across some fantastic architecture yesterday from the good folks at Fujiwaramuro studio, I was especially impressed with their interior design and the general layout they opted for within the respective homes featured. There was a real emphasis put on generating a simplistic and natural environment with the inclusion of plants, an abundance of natural lighting and furniture of rather organic form. This latter element was some …

Damascus Steel Knife Making by John Neeman

Damascus Steel Knife Making by John Neeman

I thought I’d bring another familiar face back into the fold today as we revisit the work of traditional craftsman John Needman and his “Birth of a Tool” film series, which documents one of his tools being lovingly put together by hand. Previously I’d brought across the first instalment of the project where many of us enjoyed seeing one of his beautiful axes being cast and hammered into …

Inspirational Structures by Takeshi Hosaka Architects

Inspirational Structures by Takeshi Hosaka Architects

Usually we’re known for highlighting lesser-known independents who work on smaller scale projects. Takeshi Hosaka is quite the opposite of that, being a much bigger architecture firm who’ve worked on some big projects over the years, they’re also recognised internationally for their good work (recently winning quite a few awards and being posted quite a lot around the web). Takeshi …

Interior Spaces and Details by Takeshi Hirobe Architects

Interior Spaces and Details by Takeshi Hirobe Architects

As they say, “it’s all in the details”. Takeshi Hirobe Architects proves this statement true with their awe inspiring houses, I’ve never come across interior spaces with such precision and individuality. I’d like to point out a few things to start off this post, firstly check out the above picture with the wonderful lines and quirky shapes throughout. The stairs for example are just terrific, I like the relationship …

Designs by David Ericsson

Designs by David Ericsson

Let’s head to Sweden now on the content front, there’s a lot to admire in this part of the world, particularly when it comes to, yes you guessed it, design. I’m steering away from what you would typically expect me to be sharing today in terms of well established individuals or brands however, and instead I’ve opted to highlight an independent going it alone after homing his skills at the Carl Malmsten furniture course in Linköping. David Ericsson …

Miyazaki K Lounge Chair, Designed by Makoto Koizumi

Miyazaki K Lounge Chair, Designed by Makoto Koizumi

I love getting in touch with small independent companies, it gives me a chance to actually connect in a personal way and also lets them know about our interest in their company. Sometimes we even hope it gives them that extra urge to continue creating, to know that there are people out there who appreciate what they’re doing. I always think it can be quite isolating when you’re a lone creat …

New Feature: Interview with Mira Nakashima

New Feature: Interview with Mira Nakashima

We are excited to return with out interview format today, as it’s a section of the platform we’ve missed being involved with given the fact we get the opportunity to connect with so many aspirational individuals. It’s had to take a bit of backseat if we’re honest as we’ve looked to move the site forward on another evolution. I promise this break has been more than worthwhile however as it’s freed up time for Mark to slave away on …

Collection of work from Kristine Five Melvær

Collection of work from Kristine Five Melvær

An overriding theme we often see here, and I’m sure many of you have noted previously, is the battle of the Japanese influence that we have going on. We are constantly amazed and blown away by the quality of craftsmanship this part of the world presents, I think their is definitely more onus within the Japanese culture to surround the home with items that have clarity of design and an air of minimalism, which we are big fans of. What we …