Short Film from Just So

In terms of commercial reach Adidas are of course one of the largest in the world, so it’s natural for us as independents to stray away from the work that they do. That’s not being critical, just being honest. Today however at risk of sounding like a hypocrite I wanted to support a project they’re undertaking through London based agency Just So as they go on a quest to uncover raw creative talent. This perhaps sounds a little tacky on the surface but …

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Spirit and Skill Film Series by Zibasan Hyogo

We’re big fans of Japanese craft here so this film series that has been put together by Zibasan Hyogo was a breath of fresh air on my internet travels this morning. Tramnesia have been our go to guys recently but it was nice to come across some other entities highlighting handmade products, the more the merrier in my eyes. Today I’ve opted to focus on their first three films in the series which are based around woodworking and metalwork …

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Short Film on Jake Burger & David A. Smith by Boat Studios

Entitled a tale of two craftsman this short film investigates the story of two individuals who base themselves in London and hold a torch to two different creative yet niche trades in the English capital. The filmmaker Miles Langley introduces us initially to Jake Burger of the Ginstitute in Portobello road who is a enthusiastic brewer for the connoisseur drinker. Later in the film David A …

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Short Film on Archer by Dylan Ryan Byrne

We love the art of craftsmanship here which of course comes in various different shapes and sizes. I know many of you have enjoyed the ceramics and furniture we’ve shared in the past but today I thought we’d showcase something a little different in the form of an archer/traditional bow maker. Filmmaker Dylan Ryan Byrne has taken some time away from his commercial work to produce this account of Harry who we can see …

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Melvin the Mini Machine by HEYHEYHEY

Say hello to Dutch collective HeyHeyHey and their latest project which is a Rube Golberg machine designed to entertain, amuse and inspire. Melvin the Machine is in fact a development of a smaller scale to previous Mevlin’s the team has built, with this edition being delicately constructed inside of two suitcases. On the surface these are really lighthearted and fun but when you stop and think about the design of a contraption like this you …

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Short Film on Furniture Maker Sebastian Cox

This is exactly what I love to see, fresh young minds turning their hands to design and bringing new ideas and concepts to the table. Sebastian Cox from Lincolnshire is an enthusiastic furniture designer passionate about sustainability and utilising the environment. I found this story a breath of fresh air given Sebastian has been able to put together a series of products and get these items on sale at some of most coveted retailers here …

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Short Film on Harpsichord Maker

I thought we’d turn our attention to some new creatives today as we’re introduced to the work of filmmaker Morgan Inglis and Craig Tomlinson who look to showcase a Harpsichord Maker from West Vancouver in this short film found below. I’m always fascinated by the art of putting together an instrument by hand as it’s a medium that requires great knowledge of a vast number of topics. The carving and creating of each element alone …

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Short Film on Potblack Ceramics

We rejoin the craft theme running through this week as we visit the creations of Ceramicist Travis Jeffery’s and his Melbourne based studio through the medium of film. Providing a handcrafted element to the top restaurants in the city, Travis is known for his sleek minimal designs and eye for detailing in each of his creations. This project is a little more about the thoughts and feelings of the man himself rather than his creation process …

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Van Diemen’s Land Short Film by Rapha

We’ve got a lot of respect for Rapha and I’d like to share them a lot more often than we actually do, I just hate the tug of war that their popularity brings. They deserve their success and it’s great to see the new projects that surface frequently, they are always fantastically filmed and are the perfect dangling carrot to get you back out on your own cycle. Since nobody seems to have picked this video up as of yet I thought I’d throw our hat into …

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Short Film on Chifuyu Enomoto

I felt a little guilty for missing out on the second instalment of the Made in Brooklyn series this morning, so I’ve been on the hunt for a film this evening as a means to make amends. Given we don’t like to regurgitate content here I felt it was best to wait and see what else was around, so with this project highlighting the craft of Japanese creative Chifuyu Enomoto I’m confident this was worth the wait. Throughout the platform it’s …

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Beyond the Gardens Series by Lonelyleap

I’ve just realised that I’ve not found or wrote about any good films lately, which is shame because we’ve showcased so many terrific independent filmmakers over the years. To break my streak I’m bringing forward this video series that I came across yesterday which I thought was something quite special and seemed to strike a chord with me personally. At the moment I get inspired by greenery and all things zen, I especially like the …

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Short Film on Sculptor Lance Dooley

Late last night I really enjoyed watching this filmed piece which introduces American artist and sculptor Lance Dooley, so I promised myself that come the morning I would return to it and share this with everyone here. The artist himself is somewhat of a traveller and you can tell this has had a massive impact on the way he looks at the world, and equally the vision he has in his artistic pursuits. After graduating from …

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