Short Film on Sheldon Cooney

Short Film on Sheldon Cooney

Part of what we do here is keeping our noses to the ground and unearthing those creative independents that are tucked away in the lesser-known corners of the web. The creation of glass is a process that I’ve personally become more and more fascinated by over the years, although recently I’ve been struggling to find individuals working in the medium. Thankfully I was kindly pointed towards the brainchild of Elaine Sheldon and Dominic …

Jens Risom’s Block Island Retreat by Gary Nadeau

Jens Risom’s Block Island Retreat by Gary Nadeau

Short film has been a little thin on the ground this week for the subjects we typically like to discuss here, so I’m pretty relieved to come across Gary Nadeau’s latest project on behalf of Dwell, as they caught up with mid-century maestro Jens Risom. The iconic Danish designer took some time out to recall a prefabricated project he designed with a great deal of affection in the late 60′s, which his …

Short Film on Photographer Harry Taylor

Short Film on Photographer Harry Taylor

Whenever possible I try to bring across a short film to highlight an individuals work because I think you really get an overall sense of what both they and their project are all about. Just being able to hear in their voice and visualise the intricate processes involved goes a long way in deciphering those creating a completely diffrent path from the norm. I like to think we celebrate this thinking outside of the box here, and todays addition to our archive …

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 …

Flow Gallery – The Spirit Of Things

Flow Gallery – The Spirit Of Things

When we aren’t working or creating it’s great to get ourselves out the office and take some influence from others through the medium of gallery exhibitions. The Flow gallery in Notting Hill, London which is owned by Yvonna Demczynska has been running a fantastic showcase recently titled the spirt of things that explores the crosscurrents between Japanese and Finnish crafts. Unfortunately this ends tomorrow so it’s not like …

Art Quest London Interview Billy Lloyd

Art Quest London Interview Billy Lloyd

One subject we don’t often touch upon here is business, as to be honest with you we aren’t particularly motivated by the idea of making lots of money. I’m sure this may seem strange to many but we can honestly say that our platform is founded upon our passion for sharing creativity alone. What really drives us forward is the idea of a creative community, supporting other independents so they can fulfil what they consider to be their …

Saltscapes by Motoi Yamamoto

Saltscapes by Motoi Yamamoto

We’ve come across many weird and wonderful projects over the years, searching for content each and every day and I hasten to add we’ve seen our fair share of disturbing, lots of remarkable, and the occasional mind boggling project on our internet travels. Coming across a completely new idea or project however doesn’t transpire every day, so when we find short films like this, one that explores the work of artist Motoi Yamamoto and his …

Short Film on Alvar Aalto Exhibition

Short Film on Alvar Aalto Exhibition

I think the greatest compliment or recognition as a creative individual you can receive for your life’s work is that it outlives you and continues to inspire others after you pass. One designer that refuses to go away in this respect is Alvar Aalto, who Jackson’s are currently highlighting in a small exhibition in their Berlin wing. The classic approach to design that the Fin took has insured his work oversees generation upon generation, his work …

Film Series on Yukinori Jinnohara

Film Series on Yukinori Jinnohara

It’s fair to say we have quite a healthy obsession with Japan and their craftsmanship/design. I think it’s easy to admire the fact that in many areas they’ve been driven by the concept of preserving their tradition and heritage of making. Unfortunately here in the West we’ve lost touch with many disciplines that others considered our bread and butter previously, so it’s refreshing to see this humble attachment to craft by Yukinori …

Quietus: a documentary

Quietus: a documentary

We find ourselves coming across pottery and ceramics each and every day now, it’s intertwined in to both our work and free time. As a few of you may have noticed in our sidebar and on the front of the shop we are in fact beginning to sell a few pieces here and there. What we don’t encounter too often however is these crafts on a monumental scale, the norm is small decorative and functional wares with the odd large sculptural piece making …