Masahiro Mori and His Ceramic Design, The Open Archives

Masahiro Mori and His Ceramic Design, The Open Archives

I’ve been educating myself on Masahiro Mori and his life’s work, it’s very inspiring to read about an individual like Masahiro as he’s probably one of the best that ever lived in his particular field. If you’re from Japan Mr Mori won’t need any introduction at all, for those Europeans or Americans out there who may not have seen his name before you’ve definitely come across the forms as they’re quite …

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 …

Vang Chair by Norwegian Designer Andreas Engesvik

Vang Chair by Norwegian Designer Andreas Engesvik

I know I’m running the risk of turning this blog into a bit of a furniture fest, wasn’t my intention, but since I’ve started a little chair project of my own it seems to be ironic that I’d run across works of this nature. I become like a human magnet. Originally I thought it would be hard to find forms that might intrigue me, but just like this website I’ve had no problems inspiring myself and there’s an abundance of …

Potheads by Maker Kim Jaeger

Potheads by Maker Kim Jaeger

It almost seems ironic that I’ve talked about two similar artists in the space of one week, previously I showcased Stella Baggott from the UK, and today I’m pointing out a film I watched over on vimeo about ceramic artist Kim Jaeger by Historia Films. Kim’s been one of my favourites at Mr Kitly for a little while, who by the way have updated their online shop recently, and is always making experimental shapes and forms. Sometimes …

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 …