Ceramic Works by Jennifer Lee

Ceramic Works by Jennifer Lee

Pottery has been quite high on my agenda recently, I’ve been slowly creeping back in to the workshop so it seems like a great time to go searching around for inspiration. One thing I’ve found myself doing is looking at my home country for possible independents and creatives that might have the same sort of aesthetic as myself, not in any particular field but just as a generic thing. Interestingly, I’ve come across lots of individ …

Beloved Pots by Swedish Potter Stefan Andersson

Beloved Pots by Swedish Potter Stefan Andersson

Our good friend, and fellow maker in the store, Stefan Andersson recently unveiled his new catalogue from his upcoming solo exhibition at Blås & Knåda in Stockholm, Sweden. Running from the 16th of March to the 10th of April, he’ll be showcasing a new collection titled ‘Beloved Pots’ that’s based on the first ever pieces of stoneware, made 1500-3000 years ago, loosely inspired by …

Furniture from the Elijah Leed Studio

Furniture from the Elijah Leed Studio

I bumped in to the studio of Elijah Leed last week and I was pleasently surprised with my findings, as initially I didn’t set out to discover a furniture designer of any sort. So it was not only great to see some simplistic forms, I also liked the idea that all of these were made out of reclaimed materials. I think this takes the design process to a whole new level when you have to use what’s already around you. In some ways you have boundaries, and in …

New Pottery at OEN Shop by Misa Kumabuchi of Mushimegane Books

New Pottery at OEN Shop by Misa Kumabuchi of Mushimegane Books

I often feel like there’s a slight disconnect between here and the shop. My main intention is to not litter these articles with so called ‘self promotion’, but at the same time I want to showcase things that are inspiring me at this moment in time. We just happen to be the lucky ones that can stock/highlight them to you all in a different way, giving you a chance to own them through our …

Bowls, Bottles and Vases by Victoria Morris

Bowls, Bottles and Vases by Victoria Morris

Often I stumble across inspiration randomly whilst searching for individuals that we could represent in the shop. Before we opened I would have to go looking for, or sometimes pushing, a specific subject, which didn’t always lead to an interesting article or post. Saying that, now I often get led to things via contacts and individuals who’re in the same environment as us. Today I was lucky enough to get pointed in the direction of one …

Interior Pieces by Hiromatsu Furniture Inc.

Interior Pieces by Hiromatsu Furniture Inc.

The works that I’m presenting to you all today come from Hiromatsu Furniture, a company situated on the Japanese island Kyushu within Okawa, Fukuoka. Hiromatsu manufacture a number of elegant furnishings and wooden interior goods. The pieces created blend both traditional and contemporary Japanese design, with minimal decoration to the wood but clear indications of ancient joinery and craftsmanship techniques …

Bob Robinson: Luthier by Troscan Design

Bob Robinson: Luthier by Troscan Design

I’ve been keeping a close eye out for work by Troscan Design, and late last night they released this brilliant film on founder and accomplished furniture designer Bob Robinson. Originally my goal was to show my appreciation for the furniture and the general forms that they create at Troscan Design, but it turns out Bob also has a passion for making string instruments and creates both classic and flamenco guitars. The video itself offers a …

Shino Takeda Studio Visit by Inventory Magazine

Shino Takeda Studio Visit by Inventory Magazine

The good folks at Inventory Magazine recently put together this short feature on Shino Takeda, a creative we’ve discussed here before on the blog. I was instantly drawn to the photography and I couldn’t pass up the chance to share it all with you, it’s definitely worthy of your time today and is sure to inspire. I also learnt a few things about Shino that I didn’t know previously, I knew of her …

Nakamura Kobo Atelier by TED x Tohoku

Nakamura Kobo Atelier by TED x Tohoku

We’ve not featured projects involving fabrics here for a while, probably because we’ve not come across anything incredible, maybe also because we’ve tried to step back from this world to set ourselves apart. My passion revolves around the reduction in design down to its purest form, and this specific piece kicked out some thoughts on making as a process and how it’s developed over time. With the modern age that we live in it’s hard to …

Making a Bamboo Whisk with Yamato Takayama

Making a Bamboo Whisk with Yamato Takayama

I’m pleased to showcase this set of photography thanks to J Crafts who run a brilliant website that documents Japanese arts and crafts, also selling a nice selection of handmade products on their website. One of my favourite sections on their site is where they document different artisans and craftsman, one in-particular that had my attention immediately was Yamato Takayama who crafts …