Brace by Designer and Craftsman Louie Rigano

Brace by Designer and Craftsman Louie Rigano

One thing I’ve been pretty chuffed with lately is a new addition to the office space, a Vitsoe 606 universal shelving system. As you can imagine, when assembling it made me think about flat pack furniture and why there’s not many high quality systems out there in the market. For example, you’ll often either have to buy a chair in its entirety, with the stigma attached of it being higher …

Ceramics by Romy Northover

Ceramics by Romy Northover

English artist and ceramicist Romy Northover has been on my radar mainly thanks to potter Shino Takeda, who we’ve wrote about here on the blog before. It became apparent that this week would be a great time to highlight Romy’s work as she’s recently collaborated with Shino on opening a lifestyle/design brand named KATAKANA. Part of the project includes a fantastic online shop, which you should definitely browse through if you …

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 …

Monochrome Vessels by Ceramic Artist Yoshitaka Tsuruta

Monochrome Vessels by Ceramic Artist Yoshitaka Tsuruta

These fantastic monochrome vessels by ceramic artist Yoshitaka Tsuruta caught my eye earlier in the week. It’s great to see work that’s so unique and different, in fact I’ve never seen anything like this in all the years that I’ve been coming across pottery and ceramics. A few elements that I like include the form and shaping, which is striking in itself, also the white slip over the top which adds …

Short Film on Wire Sculptor Rodger Stevens

Short Film on Wire Sculptor Rodger Stevens

It feels great to return to an artist, creative or craftsman and offer them a little further coverage, given many of these independents are on quite a personal journey with their work, it’s interesting to see what makes each one tick. I thought today we’d revisit the work of New York based Rodger Stevens who Mark highlighted previously, with many of us enjoying seeing his quirky and playful wire sculptures. I’d certainly not come across …

Tea Ceremony with Souheki Mori

Tea Ceremony with Souheki Mori

The tea ceremony in Japan is something we’ve been curious about for a long time, so I was intrigued by this short film this morning as I browsed the web first thing enjoying my very own cup of tea. The ideals of this ceremony seem to run against the culture of the cities found in the West, so I was surprised to see Souheki Mori practicing in Manhattan, New York. It would seem however that the contrast of the busy city life has provided …