Saltscapes by Motoi Yamamoto

We’ve come across many weird and wonderful projects over the years, searching for content each and every day and I hasten to add we’ve seen our fair share of disturbing, lots of remarkable, and the occasional mind boggling project on our internet travels. Coming across a completely new idea or project however doesn’t transpire every day, so when we find short films like this, one that explores the work of artist Motoi Yamamoto and his …

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Quietus: a documentary

We find ourselves coming across pottery and ceramics each and every day now, it’s intertwined in to both our work and free time. As a few of you may have noticed in our sidebar and on the front of the shop we are in fact beginning to sell a few pieces here and there. What we don’t encounter too often however is these crafts on a monumental scale, the norm is small decorative and functional wares with the odd large sculptural piece making …

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Iconic Images Explores Namibia

Admittedly this is somewhat of a curve ball, but I like to think we pride ourselves on keeping a diverse mix of content to keep you all inspired. So with this in mind we’re leaning quite a lot towards photography with this film following the company of Denis Glennon, who runs a series of safari tours for passionate wildlife photographers, deemed by many as one of the best trips in the world. This film highlights what you can expect from his …

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Lennon’s Poster by Peter Dean

I like creative people because they go that extra mile, even if it makes them look a little obsessed and, dare I say it, crazy. It doesn’t matter, it’s being created and that’s it, which is exactly the kind of attitude that pushes the boundaries of what we conceive possible. I love this idea that through not accepting what is presented to you, new and exciting projects are instantly given life. Take this project documented in the film below as a …

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Short Film on Sculptor Dimpy Menon

We are lucky that each day we get the opportunity to come across so many diverse and exciting creatives, everyone has their own story to tell and a fresh perspective to share with the world. I’d like to introduce you all to a sculptor today who’s progressive persona really struck a chord with me, her name is Dimpy and she’s based in Bangalore, the capital of the Indian state of Karnataka. A passionate drawer from a young age Dimpy was …

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Place of Hope, The Kasama Community and the Great Ordeal

When me and Daniel decide to showcase videos on the blog we’re often wary of the length, as we know many people can get distracted when watching long pieces. Today I’m going to throw this rule out of the window as I point you towards a piece titled ‘Place of Hope, The Kasama Community and the Great Ordeal’, directed by Henry Mochida and Mike Douglass. It’s a 26 minute film and was made …

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Furniture Designer: Taylor Donsker

Believe me when I say we’ve seen a lot of craftsmen, creatives, designers and makers over the years and heard many, many stories. Some of these are regularly repeated and you very quickly develop a nose for who is regurgitating the same message and those with genuine drive and passion to create something completely unique. The character we came across this morning in that context falls into the latter bracket, I heard his …

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Short Film on Brooklyn Glass

I’m afraid there’s somewhat of an emphasis on the “short” element of this film today but it’s a project that resonated with me somewhat earlier so I felt it was worthwhile showcasing despite the fact. I’d like it to be a little longer and I’m sure after watching you will too, but it is what it is, and even though this is concise it’s still an insightful project that the Tumblr team have put together. Here we discover the workshop of Brooklyn Glass as a means of …

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Fire, Clay, Flour by Edible Boston

I believe that to fully appreciate craft and design you have to get involved yourself, and create something that wasn’t around before. Although I’d like to I can’t force new individuals to turn their hand to wood, or clay, or any material for that matter, but what I can trust in is short films like the one I’m sharing this morning that highlights the progressive, wholesome experience of creating with your own fair hands. I know many will watch this …

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Blueware Vases by Glithero

I’m doing the unthinkable today by returning to the same creative who’s work we showcased yesterday, but before we get inundated with complaints I better mention he’s a filmmaker highlighting some really inspiring makers and shakers. Yesterday Petr Krejci introduced us all to the Czech collective that is Vyroben Olesem and today I thought we’d take a look at another collaborative project in his portfolio, London …

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Short Film on Vyrobeno lesem Collective

When you sit and consider for a moment how many objects, foods and materials around us are synthetic it makes me feel a little uneasy, I don’t agree that price of something is where its real value lies. As time passes I feel myself moving more and more towards items with organic origins, I like to be able to sit comfortably knowing the background of the items that I spend my hard earned currency on. I’m sure if you’re anything like me it’s a real joy …

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Short Film on Woodturner Robin Wood

It’s not everyday that we are lucky enough to come across a film documenting a maker perfecting their craft, but today I’m excited to highlight the work of woodturner and artisan Robin Wood who is based in Peak District, England. Robin is in fact quite a specialist individual, according to his word he is the only soul in England left turning wood in this traditional way. Unlike other woodturners he uses a manual system of pulleys and levers controlled …

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