The Birth of Saké, A Film by Erik Shirai

The Birth of Saké, A Film by Erik Shirai

Usually I have my finger on the pulse, but this time I let it slip a little. Saying that, I never shy away from the chance to learn more about a subject and soak up all the information like a sponge, hopefully you’ll take away something from this piece as well. I came across a project that had recently been funded on Kickstarter, and since I’ve been watching a number of documentaries over the past month this slotted in nicely with existing content on the …

Making the Joseph Walsh Enignum Table by Pau Camarasa

Making the Joseph Walsh Enignum Table by Pau Camarasa

A truly breathtaking video by Spanish filmmaker Pau Camarasa, one that I’ve not come across before but has been around for over a year. Not totally sure how I missed it when searching through Vimeo. Although, I have come across the creative featured named Joseph Walsh, in fact we highlighted him on the blog in 2011 and I recall his work quite vividly. This specific piece was filmed …

The Oyler House: Richard Neutra Documentary by Mike Dorsey

The Oyler House: Richard Neutra Documentary by Mike Dorsey

I’m a big believer in the idea of great design being long lasting, which is why we often highlight classic work next to those projects that are slightly more contemporary and recent. The two will always feed into one another in my opinion and it’s somewhat fascinating to look back and see how the great designers and makers of the past would have done things. One individuals who’s also been bitten …

Island by Ryan Walker

Island by Ryan Walker

I came across this short film by photographer Ryan Walker earlier, and in watching it I really felt as if I was coming across an old friend. This might sound a little odd, but in saying this I mean through watching “Island” I returned to appreciating film as a medium in itself, something I’ve not been able to do for a while now. I’ve simply not come across a film that has such vividness and imagination, and at it’s most simple description brings a smile to your …

Film Series by The Perennial Plate

Film Series by The Perennial Plate

If you don’t mind I thought I’d start the week off with a curve ball, as I really enjoyed watching a few films from the “Pernnial Plate” this morning, all investigating socially responsible and adventurous eating. The project is the creation of Daniel Klein and his co-producer Mirra Fine who set themselves the challenge to produce an online weekly documentary 52 weeks of the year, with the series having entered its third season now. The first …

Jens Risom’s Block Island Retreat by Gary Nadeau

Jens Risom’s Block Island Retreat by Gary Nadeau

Short film has been a little thin on the ground this week for the subjects we typically like to discuss here, so I’m pretty relieved to come across Gary Nadeau’s latest project on behalf of Dwell, as they caught up with mid-century maestro Jens Risom. The iconic Danish designer took some time out to recall a prefabricated project he designed with a great deal of affection in the late 60’s, which his …

Short Film on Photographer Harry Taylor

Short Film on Photographer Harry Taylor

Whenever possible I try to bring across a short film to highlight an individuals work because I think you really get an overall sense of what both they and their project are all about. Just being able to hear in their voice and visualise the intricate processes involved goes a long way in deciphering those creating a completely diffrent path from the norm. I like to think we celebrate this thinking outside of the box here, and todays addition to our archive …

Short Film on Violin Maker Sam Zygmuntowicz

Short Film on Violin Maker Sam Zygmuntowicz

We love seeing masters at work here, In terms of inspiration it’s just incredible to see the passion of someone who’s been doing what they love for year upon year. This would be a fitting description of Brooklyn based Violin Maker Sam Zygmuntowicz who we get to see under the microscope in this fantastic short film that filmmaker Dustin Cohen has put together. There’s something quite special about a Violin, I …

Short Film by Mia Shimabuku

Short Film by Mia Shimabuku

We return to a short film that investigates a little craftsmanship, or perhaps craftswomanship if there’s such a thing, as young filmmaker Mia Shimabuki takes a closer look at the work of glass blower Suzi Perret. American creative Suzi works alongside fellow glass fanatic John Gerletti as they craft beautiful one of a kind bowls, fans, cylinders and pots, which is always a process fascinating to see unfold. Aside from this …

Fields of White by Pat Shannahan

Fields of White by Pat Shannahan

The majority of us wear more than one cotton based garment each day, however there are very few of us that actually know what goes into creating it. Photographer turned filmmaker Pat Shannahan visited one of Arizona’s cotton growing farmers, the Wuertz’s family, a little over a year back now but for the most part this short film has been left untouched over on vimeo. I felt it was about time it was put it to use, so I’ve brou …