Shibui is a Japanese word that refers to an aesthetic of simple, unobtrusive beauty and is also a Switzerland-based company founded by designers Athanasios Babalis and Constantinos Hoursoglou.
Astep's focus is on new products for the home, but at the same time they should be accredited for their re-edits of iconic objects such as the timeless works by Gino Sarfatti and Vittoriano Vigano.
New York-based artist Matt Connors' has been able to keep his child-like powers, producing these abstract artworks that have a strong focus on colour and shape and rely heavily on brush technique.
This object titled TRAY by Finnish Designer Lotta Nieminen is a storage system that's an interesting twist on a basic serving tray, when disassembled the different mats can be used in a variety of ways.
Joanna Laaijisto worked with Finnish manufacturer Made by Choice to design this furniture collection that's been crafted from hardwood but doesn't overpower or interrupt the surrounding environment.
To follow on from last weeks post showcasing pictures inside the studio of Misa Kumabuchi we have now uploaded all the new Mushimegane Books works that will be shipping out in the next few weeks.
The geometric shapes attached to these free hanging lights were discovered through the experimentation of lines and dots on paper by Spanish designers Alvaro Goula and Pablo Figuera.
A few photos from my visit to the studio of Misa Kumabuchi, a talented maker with a distinct style who applies different glazes to the surface of her pots using a sponge, brush, and even her bare hands.
The work of American artist Matt Mclune explores the world through his unique abstract canvases that incorporate a variety of brush marks orientated around one or two dominant colours.
This series titled 'Offset' by British-Canadian designer Philippe Malouin has legs that jut out slightly from the top surface, giving this collection a quirky aesthetic that certainly catches the eye.
There's something attractive about these two minimal objects from the 'Lift' coaster series by Seattle based designers Sallyann Corn and Joe Kent of studio Fruitsuper that have been handcrafted from brass.
Laurie Maun, a UK based artist, pulled me in with her unique formations that interweave shape and colour, combining to create artworks that are both intriguing and pleasing on the eye.