Sarjaton by Iittala

Sarjaton by Iittala

I was pleased this afternoon when I came across the video that can be seen below produced by Iittala, originally a glass factory in Finland but they now make all sorts of objects to “enrich people’s everyday lives”. You may know them for one particular collaboration that took place with Alvar Aalto, producing a vase collection that was both fluid and organic, to this day they’re still mouth blown and it takes seven craftsmen working as …

Herriott Grace Documentary Trailer

Herriott Grace Documentary Trailer

I always go through a short phase where I can’t seem to find any inspiring films but usually some other type of content will satisfy my needs. Saying that, I came across this today on my hunt around the web and it instantly hit me that we’ve covered this fantastic duo before. Daniel previously wrote about this father daughter partnership, Lance and Nikole Herriott, who live quite a distance apart, with Lance residing in Victoria, British Columbia and …

Furniture Fit for the Kingdom

Furniture Fit for the Kingdom

Today I thought I’d showcase this film that I came across yesterday morning, directed by Nathan Clarke it’s a short documentary type piece on furniture maker Harrison Higgins. The Virginia woodworker describes his ideology and how he feels about making functional items out of wood, also we are guided through some of the processes such as wood turning thanks to Nathan Clarke’s fantastic moving imagery. This video is actually …

Short Film on Heath Ceramics

Short Film on Heath Ceramics

We love supporting companies with integrity and substance at the core of their existence and Heath Ceramics in California fits right into this very mould. They’ve modernised the project started by Edith Heath back in 1948 to remain ahead of the current market without compromising the legacy Edith left upon passing in 2005. Today whilst browsing around their webpage I came across this short film on the company which goes a long way in sum …

Balancing Blocks by Part & Parcel

Balancing Blocks by Part & Parcel

First up I have to thank the creative duo over at Baron Wells, Dominick Volini and Mads Madsen, for putting us on to this fantastic creative film that their friends at Part and Parcel have put together, it’s barely been touched but I have to credit them for the find nevertheless. For those interested we are actually running a short promotion in the online shop n all items Baron Wells this week, so pop in before Sunday to grab a bargain. Back on topic …

Yasuaki Onishi by Mark & Angela Walley

Yasuaki Onishi by Mark & Angela Walley

As many of you may already know I’m quite a big fan of the filming style of Mark and Angela Walley, I’m just glad they’re equally adept at sourcing out some really innovative artists like Yasuaki Onishi who features in this film of theirs that I’m sharing today. I’ve not come across Yasuaki before but I was taken aback by his installation in Houston’s Rice Gallery which explores the idea of gravity in a visual form, I just wish this was being shown in …

Film on Architect Gene Summers

Film on Architect Gene Summers

Unfortunately the greatest creative minds can’t live on forever but one of the refreshing things about the digital age is our new found ability to capture an essence of what a person was all about and share this with future generations. American Architect Gene Summers dubbed by many as Mies van der Rohe’s right hand man unfortunately passed away last year, but we can however take a moment to appreciate the work he undertook in his lifetime …

Colour in Clay (1941) Short Film

Colour in Clay (1941) Short Film

This short film really made my morning, it’s been released by the British Council and features a factory tour of Wedgwood in 1941 with some rather amusing commentary throughout. We’re taken back to an age where almost everything was crafted by hand with an eye for detail, this production line prided itself on some of the finest craftsmanship in the world. So seeing these items being put together in the video below it’s no surprise that their …

Peter Shire: Cups 1974 – 2012 by Eric Minh Swenson

Peter Shire: Cups 1974 – 2012 by Eric Minh Swenson

The good folks at South Willard put me onto this fantastic video based on Los Angeles based artist Peter Shire. Funnily enough last week I was actually browsing Peter’s website and it struck me how playful and comedic his work is, it’s great to know that he doesn’t take life too seriously and that he’s always experimenting. We’ve probably said this many times before about the companies …

Short Film from Just So

Short Film from Just So

In terms of commercial reach Adidas are of course one of the largest in the world, so it’s natural for us as independents to stray away from the work that they do. That’s not being critical, just being honest. Today however at risk of sounding like a hypocrite I wanted to support a project they’re undertaking through London based agency Just So as they go on a quest to uncover raw creative talent. This perhaps sounds a little tacky on the surface but …