Stools, Sculpture and Objects by Alma Allen

Alma’s been a massive inspiration for both of us here recently, somehow he’s not featured on the site but today I’ve finally got round to putting together some nice imagery of his work and hopefully this small article will sum up what’s behind his pieces and how he creates these fantastic sculptures. Alma was born in 1970 in Herber City, Utah where he began carving at an early age, he was particularly inspired after …

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Ornaments by Nobuho Miya, Kamasada Ironware

I’m not usually one to bring across a small selection of items, I prefer putting together a post that’s more substantial with captions and all the relevant information. Today I guess is an exception, these ornaments by Kamasada Ironware really grabbed by attention from Japan and I couldn’t let them pass, they’re wonderfully executed and are made by a very well known …

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The Long 8 Chair by Natanel Gluska

This project was somewhat of a surprise for me this morning in that I was expecting one style of furniture and in the end I found myself admiring something completely different. Initially I stumbled across Natanel Gluska’s freeform chair constructed out of fibreglass, which reminded me a lot of some of the chairs that were being designed in the mid-century modern era. However, delving a little deeper into the project I found myself taken a …

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Sculpture by Le Corbusier

I pulled across some fantastic sculpture from the one and only Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, better known as Le Corbusier, a genius in my eyes who always inspires me to get creative. I guess you could class this work as later in his life, for example the above piece titled “Little Secret” was created in 1962 which is only three years from his death in 1965. I’m not sure why but I’m always attracted to his later works, they seem to be …

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Furniture, Objects and Imagery from Gallery Utopie

Here’s some fantastic imagery that I picked up thanks to Gallery Utopie (or Utopia in English) who sells and showcases different art/design pieces, the chairs in-particular seem to be quite a focal point. What I like about these guys is that they’ve got an individual taste and it definitely sets their gallery/shop apart from anyone else’s, plus a lot of these objects I’ve never even seen before …

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Ceramics and Sculpture by Ian McDonald

It’s not the first time I’ve come across Ian McDonald’s works, he’s always getting involved in interesting exhibitions, one last year titled “One Eight Hundred” was so close to our own name that it’s been stuck in my head for a long time now. So today when I revisited his website it was a nice surprise to see some new photography of an exhibition that took place last year and also to hear he’s selling a few bits in the South Willard store …

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Collection of work from Origami Artist Robert J Lang

Not too many people can say they’ve taken over the Google homepage for a day, so American origami artist Robert J Lang is in a bit of a league of his own in that respect given his exposure on the search engine giant back on March 14th earlier this year. He also happens to be one of the most respected and talented Origami artists in the world, so upon enjoying his portfolio earlier today I did …

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Collection of work from Derek Weidman

In recent months I’ve become really fascinated by the art of wood turning and the beautiful forms that you can create. In fact I would have featured more work here from this medium but for one frustrating problem, the most accomplished turners that I’ve come across have been homing their craft for twenty years plus, which means they’re a little out of the loop when it comes to presenting their work online. Therefore most imagery is either poorly …

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Short Film on Sculptor James Doran-Webb

At the risk of overloading you all with projects centred around wooden construction I unearthed this short film on British sculptor James Doran-Webb earlier this morning that completely blew me away. The artist who bases himself in the archipelago region of the Philippines transforms discarded inanimate driftwood and other understated materials into life-sized sculptures of animals, with his latest creation reenacting the …

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Collection of Works from Sculptor Hirotoshi Ito

The combination of a sublime skill set and a playful imagination is one that has won so many of us previously by the likes of Dali, Warhol and in more recent times Damien Hirst. The art of surrealism reminds us all that the impossible is plausible which is why this playful set of sculptures from Japanese artist Hirotoshi Ito brought such a smile to my face earlier when I discovered his work. Just by taking such a core material as stone and …

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Sculptures by Erik Thommesen

It seems like I’ve been unleashed into a furniture frenzy lately so when I came across these sculptures by the great artist that is Erik Thommesen I had to fit them into the schedule somewhere. Although I’m not technically an “art” sort of guy I do get drawn in to different forms mixed with a variety of materials, I’m always interested in the shapes and the structure of an object. This is probably why I’m inspired by the …

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Isamu Noguchi, A Man at Work

After a long week it’s great to finish on such an icon as Isamu Noguchi. He really is an amazing talent and I was lucky enough to talk to The Noguchi Museum who gave me access to some imagery of Noguchi at work. This felt like an interesting and inspiring subject to talk about since Isamu is a man of many talents, he was mainly known for his sculpture and public works but he also dabbled in architecture, set design, ceramic …

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