I was on the prowl last night, looking at various online retailers in Japan. It gives me a chance to check out some clothing and products that us European and American folk don’t get to see. By accident I stepped on a site called ACTUS Interiors, and apart from the cracking web design, they ar
Craft Design Technology, a stationary label hailing from Japan, have been on my radar for a little while, ever since Winkreative provided creative direction across all aspects of the business, including brand name, logo and overall corporate identity. You can definitely see the Monocle type theme ru
I found this really nice multidisciplinary design studio called NORM based out of Copenhagen, Denmark. They focus on residential architecture and commercial interiors, but they also dabble in product design. Founded in 2008 by architects Kasper Rønn and Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen, these two guys want to
Some top quality works over on independent designer Fredrik Paulsen’s portfolio site. He’s based in Stockholm and has an interesting background in cabinet making with a Masters Degree in Product Design at the Royal College of Art in London. Frederik also did a short stint at the Peter An
This video has been making the rounds and has become extremely popular on certain websites, ones thou shall not name, but it was too good to pass up and I thought it would be a very inspiring piece for individuals who haven’t seen it, or those who want to view it again.
Naomie Ross is a designer based in New York, she created this short piece based on the Lettepress process. Very much a beautiful film that not only has really nice close up shots that are very detailed and colour rich, but also really innovate type on top of it. Type that moves, changes, and adapts
I’ve been learning a bit about the background of Finnish American architect and industrial designer, Eero Saarinen. His style really stood out to me, and I was particularly intrigued to see his friendship with students Charles and Ray Eames, and also Florence Knoll. It’s funny how all th
Marlinespike Chandlery is a quaint store, a place where you can find maritime themed ropework for boats, homes, and people. All of it is made by Tim Whitten, a self taught master of traditional ropework. Jay Carroll films Tim Whitten at his shop in Stonington, Maine, where he goes into detail about
Trawling across perhaps my favourite online destination besides here (Flickr) I stumbled across this collection of understated and inspiring creative spaces. With each spaced immersed in an obvious affection for design and aesthetics of the home/work space, I found myself sitting back in awe of the
Dr Mike Page gives us an interesting tour of his newest initiative titled The Cube Project. Basically it’s partnered with the University of Hertfordshire, who set out to build a compact home, no bigger than 3x3x3 metres on the inside. They wanted it so one person could live a comfortable, mode
Meet your Maker is a fantastic new project by Asylum Artists, a production studio that handles lots of different digital work, for example filming, staging, and CG/Motion. This time round they film a piece that follows the journey of a hand built guitar with stringed instrument maker, Joe Yanuziello
The Belt Project by Matt from Wood & Faulk has been an interesting project to follow, especially for all of the craft enthusiasts. His friend JD Hooge kindly documented the whole process and shows us just how skilled you have to be to make your own leather goods!