In the Shop: Handmade Leather Goods & Accessories by Makr

In the Shop: Handmade Leather Goods & Accessories by Makr

I’ve just realised that we’ve had a number of new arrivals in the shop over the last month, but I haven’t really made any of you aware of their presence. Often I get called out for this through email by other readers, so I’ve been trying hard to fit these type of posts in to the schedule on a regular basis. This week I’m highlighting a selection of new accessories that have arrived by Makr …

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 …

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 …

Selection of Items from OUTBOUND, Japan

Selection of Items from OUTBOUND, Japan

I came across this stunning set of imagery today courtesy of Japanese store OUTBOUND. I’m pretty happy that I did, the best source of inspiration always comes when I trickle through other inspiring websites and find the original source, it leads for intriguing imagery and other great content once I’ve fully researched the background information. As far as I know this place is owned by Kazuto Kobayashi, an …

Earl Twist The Saddlemaker

Earl Twist The Saddlemaker

Full Frame America is a collective story and body of work by two young photojournalists named Kristyn Ulanday and Max N. Esposito. They recently shot this short film on Earl Twist at his workshop in Kalispell, Montana. Earl has been making saddles for forty years or so, this video gives us an idea of the process and shows us some up close detail of the handy work. I will be the first to admit that I know absolutely nothing about horse riding or saddles themselves …