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Yesterday morning I watched Glas for possibly the tenth time (I know, only ten!). This short video was made by master film maker Bert Haanstra, in which it received a well-deserved Academy Award for Best Short Documentary in 1959. The film contrasts the production of hand made crystal from the Royal Leerdam Glass Factory with automated bottle making machines in the Netherlands. An industrial film which is backed completely by …

Kim Emanuel, The Soap Man of San Francisco

Kim Emanuel, The Soap Man of San Francisco

Having an emotional connection to your work is something that I’ve only just started to explore in greater detail. I think having this knowledge of yourself and being happy in your own skin creates ideas and concepts far better than someone who isn’t ‘present’, or an individual who has little connection with their product. I suppose this applies to all parts of creativity. The piece that I’ve embedded below highlights the fantastic work …

Maio Motoko: Moment by Moment Heartbeat by Heartbeat

Maio Motoko: Moment by Moment Heartbeat by Heartbeat

Wow, some films really do just take your breathe away. Although I wouldn’t necessarily class myself as an artist, I do find that I’m attached to certain ideas and concepts that artists revolve around. Especially when they use a mixture of materials and the finished piece becomes a crafted layer of work. When various handmade skill like this combine often something spectacular arises …

The Birth of Saké, A Film by Erik Shirai

The Birth of Saké, A Film by Erik Shirai

Usually I have my finger on the pulse, but this time I let it slip a little. Saying that, I never shy away from the chance to learn more about a subject and soak up all the information like a sponge, hopefully you’ll take away something from this piece as well. I came across a project that had recently been funded on Kickstarter, and since I’ve been watching a number of documentaries over the past month this slotted in nicely with existing content on the …

One Shot. One Life. by Empty Mind Films

One Shot. One Life. by Empty Mind Films

I try to bring you a mixture of content here on the website, things that are slightly offbeat for our specific theme, but have an interesting story/concept. I especially enjoy ideas that can be pulled across as inspiration, this post today takes on a spiritual vibe but I feel it can be applied to design in specific ways, also life in general. Shockingly I haven’t come across the Empty Mind Films website before, somehow I’ve never even …

Japanese Glassware by Shotoku Glass Co.

Japanese Glassware by Shotoku Glass Co.

Apologies to all of you who have been looking for good video content. I have come across a few short films on my travels but they’ve not really ticked all the right boxes. Some were in a foreign language, which doesn’t really help in terms of inspiration, well unless the imagery is absolutely superb. One clip I did find was on woodworker Takahashi Hidetoshi, the forms that he makes are pretty sensational and I’ve always admired how …