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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In the Make by Klea McKenna and Nikki Grattan

Continuing on from yesterday’s post on the ever so talented Leslie Williamson I decided I would point out another series which has caught my attention this week. I’m a massive fan of studio visits and this website that I found titled “In the Make” is basically heaven in terms of photography and content. Not only do they take a nice collection of shots at every studio they visit they also inter …

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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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Gerald Summers Bent Plywood Armchair

Today I’ve selected Gerald Summers as my subject to talk about, a British designer who owned a short-lived company named “The Makers of Simple Furniture”. Gerald designed this beautiful chair back in 1934 that was inspired by Alvar Aalto’s bent plywood chairs of the same decade, although these were relatively similar the production process actually required no heat or steam, it relied on thin pliable veneers being glued together and …

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Architecture and Details by Tadao Ando

I’ve been meaning to write a short article on the brilliant Tadao Ando for a little while now, he’s an amazing architect with a classic eye for form and structure. I’m not sure how I actually came across his works in the first place but I’ve had quite a fascination with materials and the contrast you get from mixing man made and natural elements into one space, even if you incorporate it into object or environment. Another thing I also admire about …

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A Look Around Truck Furniture and Bird Coffee in Osaka, Japan

Through this website that I started many years ago I’ve been privileged to not only talk about inspiring creative individuals but also to meet them in person. I guess that could be a perk of the job? One of those is Tok, full name Tokuhiko Kise, who owns a little studio in Osaka with his wife Hiromi Karatsu called Truck Furniture. Now, if you haven’t visited their website before you …

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Takashi Tomii, Woodworker

Some great functional items by Japanese woodworker Takashi Tomii who was kind enough to send me these through email. I’ve had my eye on this designer for quite a while now and I’ve been a subscriber to his blog hoping one day I could collect enough imagery to share his story. Today seems like a good time, a nice subject to wind down to on a Friday. All of these pieces are turned and hand tooled into shape in his work …

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Set of Imagery from the Analogue Life Store

Japan is always a good place to start if you’re in the mood for a little handcrafted creation, so today we’re heading towards the wonderful imagery found in Nagoya’s very own Analogue Life store. Offering a range of contemporary Japanese house wear products created in a traditional style, Analogue houses the work of many artisans all working out of their own small studios employing techniques which have been …

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George Nakashima Woodwork

Right now we seem to be short of clothing inspiration, I’ve not really found anything that’s really inspired me as such over the past few days so it’s only natural for me to search elsewhere. Furniture is another design facet that I love to explore and George Nakashima has cropped up often, I’ve just never had the time to showcase it properly. So tonight I decided to bring over a set of beautiful photography from their website that …

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Charlotte, A Wooden Boat Story

Daniel spotted this project a while back but we didn’t have anything concrete to post up so it’s nice to see that these guys have finally released a trailer which compliments this article today. The trailer is for a short film titled ‘Charlotte’ about a boatyard, the Gannon & Benjamin Marine Railway, located on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. Directed and produced by Jeffrey Kusama-Hinte, this film looks to …

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Horgenglarus, Where a Chair is Not Just a Chair by The Brander

The Brander is a relatively new website from what I know, an online publication based around brands and their creators. They get together with renowned journalists and high-end photographers to create and showcase some really talented individuals from all over the world. My favourite has to be this feature on a company called Horgenglarus who have been producing high quality chairs for over 130 years …

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