Introducing Olli Salumeria

Introducing Olli Salumeria

Keith Ehrlich, the man behind the Made by Hand film series, provides us all with further inspiring content whilst introducing a fourth generation Salumi Maker in the process. Working under another of his aliases “The Bureau of Common Goods“, Keith investigates all things Olli Salumeria which was founded by two close friends Olivero Colmignoli and Charles Vosmik in Virginia, America. Curating the knowledge of their ancest …

Short Film on Gustavo Perez

Short Film on Gustavo Perez

It’s almost two weeks to the day now that I brought across the collection of Mexican ceramic artist Gustavo Perez so it was quite a welcome coincidence to see him pop up again today in this delightful short film. The last piece I posted on Gustavo was centred around the exhibition currently taking place at Erskine Hall and Coe gallery in London, in contrast to today where this project highlights Mr Perez getting his hands …

Short Film on Sculptor Lance Dooley

Short Film on Sculptor Lance Dooley

Late last night I really enjoyed watching this filmed piece which introduces American artist and sculptor Lance Dooley, so I promised myself that come the morning I would return to it and share this with everyone here. The artist himself is somewhat of a traveller and you can tell this has had a massive impact on the way he looks at the world, and equally the vision he has in his artistic pursuits. After graduating from …

A look inside the house of Finn Juhl

A look inside the house of Finn Juhl

It seems only last week that we were sharing something Finn Juhl related with you all, although looking back into the archive it was a month yesterday. It’s amazing how time flies on the internet and I mention this as today marks a month of the online shop being open. I hadn’t planned to share the house of Finn today, it’s just one of those funny little coincidences which life presents you with from time to time. Back …

Short Film on Sunset Craftsmanship Co

Short Film on Sunset Craftsmanship Co

Outside of Japan these bags are really hard to get your hands on, which is a bit of a shame because here we get to see a video which showcases lots of love and attention to detail as each individual bag gets put together. I’ll have to hold my hands up and admit I’ve not seen too much else from Sunset Craftsmanship co but I’m sure if you spoke to Mark he’d know a little more about them. Personally I was taken aback by the skill …

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 …

Minka Short Film

Minka Short Film

This project has been floating around the internet for almost a year, and it is in my eyes the most inspiring film I have seen this year. After much debate I decided that if we hadn’t seen this film before, and we have been crawling the internet each day for a number of years now, chances are many of you hadn’t seen it either and this is the sort of film you just itch to share with everyone you know. This piece basically follows …

Short Film on Kutani Choemon Ceramics

Short Film on Kutani Choemon Ceramics

We do tend to bombard you all with pottery here, but for this I can’t apologise as I’m about to share some again, as we visit the studio of Kutani Choemon who have been operating in Japan since 1879 would you believe. I found it really incredible that the current owner Kentaro Kamide is the fourth generation of his family to direct the creation of traditional Kutani Pottery in Ishikawa, such heritage is really something to be …

Short Film by Yuki Kokubo

Short Film by Yuki Kokubo

I don’t know if anyone else finds this but Friday always seems to be quite a reflective day for me, a chance to look back on the weeks work and reestablish where things are going for the next week ahead. So being Friday I thought I’d bring across a little documentary style film which is quite reflective in it’s nature, as it follows the lives of two Japanese potters who are dealing with life after the terrible natural disasters …