Short Film on Russel Wright’s Manitoga

Short Film on Russel Wright’s Manitoga

I thought we’d turn our attention to another mid-century master today, so I’ve sourced out this great short film which introduces Russel Wright’s Manitoga home and offers up further context to the American designers life. This project has been put together by women’s retailer Anthropologie, which I thought was a little random but welcome nevertheless as their assistant director of operation Lori Moss talks us though Russel’s beautiful …

The Pretzel Chair by George Nelson

The Pretzel Chair by George Nelson

George Nelson is one of my all time favourite designers (yes, I know I’ve got many) and is possibly one of the most important influential figures in American design. Like most of the creatives that I look up to he tended to cross through different areas, whether it be a graphic artist, an architect, an exhibition designer, or even a production designer, he covered all the bases. Some of you may know him for his creative and …

Mobiles, Stabiles and Sculptures by Alexander Calder

Mobiles, Stabiles and Sculptures by Alexander Calder

In my article on CY Twombly a few weeks back I promised that I’d explore the works of Alexander Calder sometime in the near future. That day is today, I’m going to shed some thoughts on the individual, why he inspired me and also use this post to present some wonderful works that he’s created in the past. His mobiles were what really struck a chord with me, I saw a selection at the …

Photo Preview of Rizzoli’s Rooftop Gardens Book

Photo Preview of Rizzoli’s Rooftop Gardens Book

We are quickly amounting a great number of books here in the office, in fact we often joke at the need to open our doors up as a library. So today I thought I’d share something as a nod towards New York based publisher Rizzoli who are responsible for many books on our shelves. Leslie Williamson’s handcrafted modern is one of these, so with this delightful release as a reference I thought we could all take a look at …

Kinfolk Dinner – Brooklyn, New York Short Film

Kinfolk Dinner – Brooklyn, New York Short Film

I really love what Kinfolk do and the way they go about things which is why I almost feel obliged to share their work when they create things. I guess I feel by doing so not only am I believing in what they put out there but also everyone that is involved in each project too, because they really seem to thrive off of collaboration which is refreshing and inspiring to see. I’ve always admired their willingness to give new individuals an …

Short Film on Violin Maker Sam Zygmuntowicz

Short Film on Violin Maker Sam Zygmuntowicz

We love seeing masters at work here, In terms of inspiration it’s just incredible to see the passion of someone who’s been doing what they love for year upon year. This would be a fitting description of Brooklyn based Violin Maker Sam Zygmuntowicz who we get to see under the microscope in this fantastic short film that filmmaker Dustin Cohen has put together. There’s something quite special about a Violin, I …