Film on Architect Gene Summers

Film on Architect Gene Summers

Unfortunately the greatest creative minds can’t live on forever but one of the refreshing things about the digital age is our new found ability to capture an essence of what a person was all about and share this with future generations. American Architect Gene Summers dubbed by many as Mies van der Rohe’s right hand man unfortunately passed away last year, but we can however take a moment to appreciate the work he undertook in his lifetime …

Peter Shire: Cups 1974 – 2012 by Eric Minh Swenson

Peter Shire: Cups 1974 – 2012 by Eric Minh Swenson

The good folks at South Willard put me onto this fantastic video based on Los Angeles based artist Peter Shire. Funnily enough last week I was actually browsing Peter’s website and it struck me how playful and comedic his work is, it’s great to know that he doesn’t take life too seriously and that he’s always experimenting. We’ve probably said this many times before about the companies …

Golden Arber Sculpture by Harry Bertoia at the 510 Fifth Ave Building

Golden Arber Sculpture by Harry Bertoia at the 510 Fifth Ave Building

This morning I was diligently researching Harry Bertoia, mainly reading more into his life story and his works. I read on the Harry Bertoia blog that his daughter Celia, who also runs the Harry Bertoia website, had recently set up a Facebook page to house information on up and coming events involving Harry’s works and also a place for fans to congregate. This led me onto finding this fantas …

Vitra FICTION “Remind Me” by Florian Böhm

Vitra FICTION “Remind Me” by Florian Böhm

Vitra recently released this short film directed by Florian Böhm and is titled “Remind Me”. It’s the first from a series of videos named “Fiction” which looks to tell domestic stories that could have happened to any of us. It shows how these much prized pieces of furniture either drives an action forward by being involved in a humans everyday life, or how they just sit back camouflaged and become part of the ever evolving scene. The video itself is nicely …

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 …

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 …

Documentary on Potter Svend Bayer

Documentary on Potter Svend Bayer

Acknowledging a running theme of traditional craft with the daily line up, I thought I’d introduce a documentary I recently viewed which follows the work of English Potter Svend Bayer. Given we have shared lots of ceramics and pottery in the past I felt the need to source a project that would expand on what we have already highlighted and this twenty minute film does exactly this. If you have an interest not only in the …

Kinfolk Dinner – Brooklyn, New York Short Film

Kinfolk Dinner – Brooklyn, New York Short Film

I really love what Kinfolk do and the way they go about things which is why I almost feel obliged to share their work when they create things. I guess I feel by doing so not only am I believing in what they put out there but also everyone that is involved in each project too, because they really seem to thrive off of collaboration which is refreshing and inspiring to see. I’ve always admired their willingness to give new individuals an …

Short Film on Kutani Choemon Ceramics

Short Film on Kutani Choemon Ceramics

We do tend to bombard you all with pottery here, but for this I can’t apologise as I’m about to share some again, as we visit the studio of Kutani Choemon who have been operating in Japan since 1879 would you believe. I found it really incredible that the current owner Kentaro Kamide is the fourth generation of his family to direct the creation of traditional Kutani Pottery in Ishikawa, such heritage is really something to be …

Monocle “Craftsmanship” Film

Monocle “Craftsmanship” Film

I spotted this piece last week thanks to our friends at SEH Kelly, who happen to be featured in this video below titled “Craftsmanship” which is made and produced by Monocle magazine. I instantly thought, ‘that’s going to get a lot of views’ but as the week wore on I realised that not that many people had seen it. So today I have brought it across onto the site for further examination, hopefully you guys will appreciate the …