Wright Auction House, Furniture by Alvar Aalto

Previously I put together a post on Børge Mogensen and his furniture, in-particular the pieces that have been showed at the Wright auction house based in Chicago, Illinois. This article follows the same line today but on a different creative, this time Finnish architect and designer Alvar Aalto. I’ve had a whale of a time over the last few months just drifting back and forward from the Wright website where they beautifully present these master …

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Ceramic Works by Kirstie Van Noort

Previously Daniel put together a nice concise post on Eindhoven based designer Kirstie Van Noort in the latter part of 2011. Today I decided to explore her works again after my amazement at her ceramic bowls, cups and other items, particularly the selection that she’s produced over the last few months. I have to say what originally attracted me was the fact that she’s a very experimental individual, the work that Daniel showcased was …

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Collection of Works from Regis Brodie

I thought I’d stick with craft again after sharing wood turner Jonathan Leech with you all last time around. Today I was impressed with the multifaceted nature of creative Regis Brodie’s work, so I’ve brought across a selection as a nod of appreciation to the Pittsburgh based artist, potter, sculptor and professional speaker. As you can see from what we have here Regis likes to take quite an expressive approach to a clean cut form, be it …

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Chapelle Notre Dame du Haut by Le Corbusier

Exterior shots of the Chapelle Notre Dame du Haut taken by Paul Koslowski for Foundation Le Corbusier in 1997. Through my own research on Tadao Ando it’s been interesting to see the link between his concrete structures and Le Corbusier’s buildings and architecture. It all made sense when I saw this chapel as it linked a lot of the elements that Tadao uses in his buildings, it also seems ironic how he has undertaken a lot of chapel …

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Mobiles, Stabiles and Sculptures by Alexander Calder

In my article on CY Twombly a few weeks back I promised that I’d explore the works of Alexander Calder sometime in the near future. That day is today, I’m going to shed some thoughts on the individual, why he inspired me and also use this post to present some wonderful works that he’s created in the past. His mobiles were what really struck a chord with me, I saw a selection at 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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Ceramics by Gustavo Perez

We are strong believers that craft and design are inherently linked, which is why ceramics are just a present a feature as architecture or clothing within our daily content. In fact recently I think myself and Mark have become a little fanatic about seeing the creation process, but today I thought we’d step away from this and admire the final product with a wonderful set that Gustavo Perez has on show at Erskine Hall & Coe …

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Mobiles by Renilde De Peuter

I’ve been swooning for a few weeks over Renilde de Peuter’s mobiles, you may know this creative through her blog called “At Swim Two Birds” which she named after a Flann O’Brien novel. She’s a real talent and is basically a graduate of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, Belgium and is well known for her textiles, also knitting and patchwork. These mobiles have been available to purchase through the Mr. Kitly shop and …

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Pottery by Watanabe Takayuki

Today we revisit some pottery, this time the works of Japanese craftsman and creative Watanabe Takayuki based in Izu, Shizuoka. We’ve talked about our love for this expressive art many times before and I guess this set inspired me thanks to photographer Nazara Lázaro who’s been taking pictures for Watanabe in Japan. I found it fascinating to hear that Nazara has been living in a zen monastery, 180 kilometers from Kyoto, at …

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Yoko Ozawa Pottery

Some quirky ceramics by Melbourne based potter Yoko Ozawa. Born in Japan, Yoko caught my attention with her simplistic yet rustic style that revolves around function, each piece is quite different in it’s own little way. Rough edges here and there all add to the overall aesthetic, superb stuff if you ask me. Take the white salad bowl for example with the swirly detailing inside, also the tea pot which is pretty much stripped down …

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Short Film on Karen & Christian Boros

We return to a collective that we’re quite fond of today in Freunde von Freunden and their latest short film with German creative couple Karen and Christian Boros who collect art and house it in their living space. As I explained in today’s earlier post, architecture has played more of a prominent role in sourcing inspiration for me recently with the work of Freunden consistently consuming my urge in recent months for a little cons …

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Ceramics by Laura Carlin

Ceramics is a craft that seems to have gradually worked its way into our content on a regular basis over the past few months, we are big fans of subtle design and I think pottery is an obvious platform for this. Keeping things local this morning, we are visiting the work of London based creative Laura Carlin who doubles as both an illustrator and budding ceramic artist. While I was browsing Pintrest this morning …

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