The interesting clash between materials is something so few creatives really talk about. If we think about architecture you also have to discuss the balance that materials bring to a space. There’s so many properties to each material, such as texture, tone, so it would make sense that harmonio
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I have to take my hat off to architects Fearon Hay, run by Tim Hay and Jeff Fearon, who have completed the ‘Te Arai’ House, named after a small community on the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand, that sits amongst the dunes and pine forest in this same location. These gabled
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