A look inside the house of Finn Juhl

It seems only last week that we were sharing something Finn Juhl related with you all, although looking back into the archive it was a month yesterday. It’s amazing how time flies on the internet and I mention this as today marks a month of the online shop being open. I hadn’t planned to share the house of Finn today, it’s just one of those funny little coincidences which life presents you with from time to time. Back …

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Short Film on Sunset Craftsmanship Co

Outside of Japan these bags are really hard to get your hands on, which is a bit of a shame because here we get to see a video which showcases lots of love and attention to detail as each individual bag gets put together. I’ll have to hold my hands up and admit I’ve not seen too much else from Sunset Craftsmanship co but I’m sure if you spoke to Mark he’d know a little more about them. Personally I was taken aback by the skill …

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Documentary on Potter Svend Bayer

Acknowledging a running theme of traditional craft with the daily line up, I thought I’d introduce a documentary I recently viewed which follows the work of English Potter Svend Bayer. Given we have shared lots of ceramics and pottery in the past I felt the need to source a project that would expand on what we have already highlighted and this twenty minute film does exactly this. If you have an interest not only in the …

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Short Film on Traditional Craftsman John Neeman

I think in our generation many of us have never seen a professional blacksmith at work, the way of modern life doesn’t dictate the need for hand crafted tools, time has simply moved on. This being said, especially in our own archive this lack of need for this trade has become a want, because seeing objects being crafted the traditional way has become a real rare and fascinating sight. It’s rather comical that something that was on …

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Short Film on Violin Maker Sam Zygmuntowicz

We love seeing masters at work here, In terms of inspiration it’s just incredible to see the passion of someone who’s been doing what they love for year upon year. This would be a fitting description of Brooklyn based Violin Maker Sam Zygmuntowicz who we get to see under the microscope in this fantastic short film that filmmaker Dustin Cohen has put together. There’s something quite special about a Violin, I …

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Short Film on Kutani Choemon Ceramics

We do tend to bombard you all with pottery here, but for this I can’t apologise as I’m about to share some again, as we visit the studio of Kutani Choemon who have been operating in Japan since 1879 would you believe. I found it really incredible that the current owner Kentaro Kamide is the fourth generation of his family to direct the creation of traditional Kutani Pottery in Ishikawa, such heritage is really something to be …

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Short Film by Yuki Kokubo

I don’t know if anyone else finds this but Friday always seems to be quite a reflective day for me, a chance to look back on the weeks work and reestablish where things are going for the next week ahead. So being Friday I thought I’d bring across a little documentary style film which is quite reflective in it’s nature, as it follows the lives of two Japanese potters who are dealing with life after the terrible natural disasters …

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Short Film by Mia Shimabuku

We return to a short film that investigates a little craftsmanship, or perhaps craftswomanship if there’s such a thing, as young filmmaker Mia Shimabuki takes a closer look at the work of glass blower Suzi Perret. American creative Suzi works alongside fellow glass fanatic John Gerletti as they craft beautiful one of a kind bowls, fans, cylinders and pots, which is always a process fascinating to see unfold. Aside from this …

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Short Film by Rolf Nylinder

I thought I’d throw a curve ball into the mix, as creative inspiration can come in many different shapes, sizes and forms. “Trout is all”, a short film by Rolf Nylinder, is a light hearted creation which reminds us all that taking a moment to reflect and relax upon a situation is sometimes exactly what the doctor ordered. This is what I took from this candid scene that Rolf has recorded anyhow, which doubles up as a great …

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The Pleat Box by Xavier Manosa & Mashallah

Personally, it’s hard for me to think of anything I enjoy more than watching products being made. I just love to see each intricate process and how this shapes the final products appearance and function. So as we wind down from our busy schedule before the big release of our shop on monday, why not join us in watching a collaborative lamp being made between Xavier Manosa and Mashallah. First up we get a little trans …

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Stephen Kenn: The Inheritance Collection

I had heard about this project previously through other websites but when I came across the video last night on vimeo it really blew me away. Absolutely stunning filming by The Process Collective who made this piece on Stephen Kenn and his newest project “The Inheritance Collection”. Stephen, formerly of Temple Bags, has basically created a set of furniture that is sourced and made locally in Los Angeles using re …

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Short Film on Yoshi Masuda by Mackenzie Sheppard

For a little while now I have been patiently waiting for the arrival of this short film, as the teaser has sat in our archives and I have passed email back and forth with Mackenzie the filmmaker. This isn’t a criticism by the way, I know these things take time and in my humble opinion this film has been more than worth the wait because Yoshi, the individual found at the heart of …

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