Glass Sculpture by Stephen Procter

Glass Sculpture by Stephen Procter

Stephen Procter is a bit of a legend when it comes to working with glass, he initially began by researching English glass engraving, this inspired him to learn and explore the craft in more detail. During the late 60′s and early 70′s, in his studio near Ashburton in Devon, UK, Stephen focused entirely on engraving glass goblets in which he achieved a high standard of craftsmanship. In the late 70′s, as with any creative that reaches a …

Metsa Spring Summer 2013 Collection

Metsa Spring Summer 2013 Collection

It’s been a long time since I’ve mentioned any clothing here on the site, but I feel like this is a unique collection that’s very much in tune with our own ethos. Metsa isn’t a new project by any means, we put together an interview with owner Markus Uran back in 2011 that’s definitely worth checking out if you’ve got a spare few minutes. I’ve kept in touch with Markus over the years and I’ve always been interested in their ideology, also …

Domo de Argila by Artist Andy Goldsworthy

Domo de Argila by Artist Andy Goldsworthy

This short film on artist Andy Goldsworthy seriously caught my attention yesterday, possibly because it brings back memories of ‘Rivers and Tides’, a documentary portrait of Andy Goldsworthy by Thomas Riedelsheimer made over ten years ago. You should 100% watch the trailer to the film on youtube if you get a chance, I was mesmerised by his patience and how he pushes his work right to the edge, often to the point of collapse. If you …

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 …

Ray Kappe: His Home, Influences and Processes

Ray Kappe: His Home, Influences and Processes

I stumbled into a few pieces of content that revolved around architect Ray Kappe and his work, so it seemed right to capture them in one group and discuss some thoughts across the board. Whilst browsing on the Kappe+DU architecture page I came across their blog section that keeps you up to date with their ongoings, most of it is the usual information that firms write about such as event …

Green Tea Inspiration at Hibiki-an

Green Tea Inspiration at Hibiki-an

It’s great finding new inspiration in all different fields, the blog is the perfect place for us to get our thoughts out there and put our own twist on certain subjects, ones that don’t get much light on other websites. I guess in this life everything is interconnected and our daily lives, or things we choose to make a part of our lives, influence our perception and make us become more aware of our surroundings and influences. Personally, I gain …

Collecting Lacquer with Kenji Suzuki

Collecting Lacquer with Kenji Suzuki

It’s not often that I bring films into the archive, Daniel tends to have a knack for finding the best on the web in the fields of art, design and craft. But today I came across this short piece that doesn’t have any commentary, but has very simple filming and features some curious ongoings. In fact, I’ve been studying the processes behind lacquerware and the methods they use over the last few months which led me onto this short film that showcases …

Photography by Cody Cobb

Photography by Cody Cobb

American based photographer Cody Cobb is such a talent in my eyes, in fact this will be the fourth time I’ve brought across a selection of his work over on to our platform, which I’m sure has to be some sort of record. His photos bring a sense of adventure to the table with such a considered eye. It’s not just the fact that he’s photographing stunning scenery, he frames each location meticulously and in the process pulls the viewers attention to subtle text …

Beyond the Gardens Series by Lonelyleap

Beyond the Gardens Series by Lonelyleap

I’ve just realised that I’ve not found or wrote about any good films lately, which is shame because we’ve showcased so many terrific independent filmmakers over the years. To break my streak I’m bringing forward this video series that I came across yesterday which I thought was something quite special and seemed to strike a chord with me personally. At the moment I get inspired by greenery and all things zen, I especially like the …

Set of Imagery by YoungDoo Moon

Set of Imagery by YoungDoo Moon

The stunning film photography by Nick Hand and Andrew Paynter in our latest feature with Hiut Denim got me a little hungry for some more, so I tracked down a set of beautifully captured medium format shots by Korean creative YoungDoo Moon earlier today. This particular set was taken after reading the book of author Robyn Griggs Lawrence and drawing inspiration from the words found in “the wabi-sabi …