Painting and Sculpture by John Pittman

Painting and Sculpture by John Pittman

In my opinion, John Pittman’s works are visually stunning. I really enjoy the way in which he floats between sculpture and painting, often combining the two to make an unexpected combination.

Lina Bo Bardi’s Bowl Chair

Lina Bo Bardi’s Bowl Chair

The Bowl chair seen here, designed by Brazilian modernist architect Lina Bo Bardi in 1951. Arper has worked hard to interpret this chair so it’s applicable to modern manufacturing methods, whilst still trying to remain faithful to the original design.

Design and Architecture by Hermann Kaufmann

Design and Architecture by Hermann Kaufmann

Searching through all these different architecture portfolios can get a bit samey, often the builds look very similar to all the others out there. Alongside my goal to discover new and interesting architects, I’m also on the hunt for technical details that showcase how the builds are constructed, importantly how they are developed and designed. Videos can be good, you can see construction …

Essential Forms by Pedro de Passos

Essential Forms by Pedro de Passos

One thing I always find remarkable is that many of the individuals we pick-up on seem to have very similar influences. Even in unusual ways, whether it be their outlook on life, cultural references, or the importance of certain creatives throughout their journey. It’s almost as if all these dots connect in strange ways, all channeling towards a similar aesthetic. I’m sure designers pick up on this quite often, there’s so much content on the web …

Handthrown Stoneware by Kazakes Ceramics

Handthrown Stoneware by Kazakes Ceramics

Andrew Kazakes ceramics are an interesting mix of spontaneity and function. The works that intrigue me the most are those that play on two worlds, almost simplistic and refined but have added character.

Giancarlo Piretti’s PL Series for Castelli S.p.A.

Giancarlo Piretti’s PL Series for Castelli S.p.A.

Today, we will be covering an example of a past design movement that tends to be mentioned only briefly, if at all: The Space Age. These products represent the “Brutalism of plastic”.

Lighting and Details by Fuse-atelier Architects

Lighting and Details by Fuse-atelier Architects

I’m very disappointed by the lack of architecture on the site at the moment, usually we’re brimming with inspiration and creativity on that front, but lately I’ve been pursuing other avenues of design. Yesterday I watched a small but concise documentary on a build by a couple that broke through numerous barriers to build their so called “dream home”. It was a modernist retreat that had three floors, one was sunken in to the ground …

Kazimir Malevich and El Lissitzky, ‘Suprematism’

Kazimir Malevich and El Lissitzky, ‘Suprematism’

I watched quite an inspirational documentary on Zaha Hadid in the week, which included her extraordinary architecture. I’m very much in awe of the fantastic structures that look almost impossible to both build and conceptualise, actually it becomes apparent that a lot of the shapes Zaha uses are too complex for the human mind to even generate. As with any highly acclaimed designer …

Furniture and Interiors by Porro

Furniture and Interiors by Porro

I had a ball browsing through the Porro website last night. It seems to me that all the products have a nice look about them, possibly due to the result of the designers involved and their passion for simplification. This seems to be a common theme in a lot of furnishing companies, it’s more of an amalgamation of peoples works to create a finished collection. Finished is maybe the wrong word to use, as it’s always changing and developing …

Interior, Details and Spaces by Ian Shaw Architects

Interior, Details and Spaces by Ian Shaw Architects

After an unusual post yesterday, an object inspired by a real world use that had been made in to a smaller form, I thought I’d look for an architect that’s a little closer to home. Some people might say that I get caught up in Japanese culture and often showcase creatives, designers, and makers from this part of the world exclusively. As one can imagine when you live on the opposite site of …