Calligraphy by Japanese Artist Sen
This short film and photography captures the making process of talented Japanese calligrapher Sen (aka Rinka Obitsu), who's attempting to perfect her calligraphy through a piece titled "Prayer".
Houses and Interiors by Alexander Brenner Architects
Alexander Brenner's interiors seem to be a study in simplicity and flexibility, the tones inside are quiet with lots of versatile fixtures. Some might think this purity is austere, but to me it has a calming effect.
Sculptural Vessels by Keith Varney
Keith Varney makes these objects at his studio in Somerset.It's obvious to see that both line and texture are an inspiration, also the way in which these elements interact with light and shade.
Architectural Abstracts by Rasmus Norlander
These beautiful abstracts by talented photographer Rasmus Norlander are truly something to behold. I don't like to think in conventional terms when it comes to my photographic exploits.
Handmade Cutlery by Rieko Fujimoto at OEN Shop
Japanese metal worker Rieko Fujimoto for example is one that really struck a chord with me. When I first discovered her works I was fascinated by her unique style, also her pursuit of making objects for everyday use.
Seasons by Tatsuyasu Watanabe
Japanese photographer Tatsuyasu Watanabe appealed to me when I stumbled across his blog. He's been working on a series titled 'Season' and has recently exhibited at a gallery in Japan.
Ceramics by Shinsaku Nakazono
Let me just start off by saying wow, these pots are absolutely incredible. As soon as I saw these beautiful works by Japanese potter Shinsaku Nakazono, they really did blow me away and gave me a lot to think about.
Furniture, Sculpture & Art by Caroline Schlyter
As a sculpture student at the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm, Caroline was adept at forming carefully constructed works, challenging aesthetic principles and the concept of form.
Ruegg House by Marcel Meili, Markus Peter Architects
Marcel Meili, Markus Peter Architects have a fantastic website that acts as an archive and gives you dates of each build and the exact location, making it both simple and functional.
Hand Blown Glass by Studio Prepa at OEN Shop
I find the production of glass very intriguing. The fact that there’s certain limits when making glass is an interest to me, the material is notoriously hard to work with and not that simple to conquer as a maker.
Lithic by Yasha Butler
The concept is linked to timeless forms as if they've been buried for generations, archaic vessels waiting to be found. I like this idea as it takes an approach and shapes the aesthetic goal around it, which is a new way of making altogether.
Textiles by Hiroko Takeda
It’s intriguing to think that many of my influences revolve around nature itself, even if it’s unclear at first this component always shines through. For example with craft, it’s design stripped back to only the necessary, using bare basic material.