Lacquerware is still not that well understood in the West. Most people I speak to, if they have heard about it at all, have an image of the shiny black Chinese lacquerware with patterns painted in gold, red or black. Very different to what we are presenting here in our shop. Fujii Works have dedicat
Collage has always intrigued me. The experimental nature of it, also the skill of being able to handle and combine so many different material. The starting point must be quite hard to approach from a creative standpoint. What material do you pick first? So for an artist to produce a finished piece o
It’s exciting when designers who don’t necessarily have the practical skills to produce something themselves, but who have a keen eye for what looks good and what the market needs, collaborate with makers who have the experience and techniques necessary to bring these ideas to fruition.
Our book OEN Issue 1 profiled Japanese architect Tadao Ando’s work. I visited each location personally and documented these spaces with just my camera taking notes during or after the visit ...
Who doesn’t like a good short film? I came across this stunning piece by Director David Cerqueiro for NOWNESS titled ‘Stone Cut’ that gives us the rare insight in to the lie of sculptor Etsuro Sotoo. Hi work is certainly rare; working on the unfinished masterpiece Basilca Sagrada F
We welcome the work of ceramic artist Miki Furusho in our shop. I always like to show photos from inside the maker’s studio as I think it gives more depth and meaning to their work. It’s only when you can see the techniques and the care and attention that goes on in this work that [&hell
Our Top Locations in Helsinki for Art, Design & Craft Inspiration Considering the current climate we know it’s not the best time to write design guides! But we felt strangely nostalgic about the places that have had such an impact on us creatively. Japan was one place, somewhere I’v
Glass has wonderful properties. Being able to layer colour, creating unique tones and textures that react with light is the envy of all other makers. It’s still a very hard technique to get right, especially factoring in the light as you really are relying on nature to supply it. Of course, th
New for 2020 are these pieces made by Italian studio ImperfettoLab. Founded by designers Verter Turroni and Emanuela Ravelli in the small comune of Longiano in Italy, here they produce unique sculptural objects and furniture that’s made to make us consider the direct relationship between the n
It’s easy to look at a three-dimensional object and consider them from an aesthetic sense, disregarding the psychological and thought provoking ideas hidden behind. This emotional dream we call life is the space we are embedded in, with creatives as the mediators between the unknown and the th
I have spent the best part of 5 years pondering a way in which we can bring craft to more people. Searching for small avenues in the shop where we can place more industrial products, or to find a way to mix industrial design and craft to highlight the skills of a craftsman. It’s an […]
We have spent the last 10 years dedicated to finding the best art and design content on the web. Without advertising we have persisted as our passion for timeless design outweighs any monetary value that it can provide. A pursuit to help the wider world and inspire creativity in our community. One o