Furniture by Australian Designer Henry Wilson

Modular and handmade furniture seems to be work that I’m drawn to, I can’t pinpoint exactly why, but a few ideas came to mind the other day when I was thinking about the furniture that I personally own. Firstly, as a designer myself, I tend to prefer or remember the prototypes rather more vividly than the finished pieces, you could say that the design process or journey is just as important as the final destination. It also fascinates me how simple …

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Works by Ceramic Artist and Sculptor Andrei Davidoff

Today I’ll be making my weekly visit to the local pottery studio. I’ve been meddling with the idea of producing a teapot on the wheel for a while, so I’ve been watching various tutorials to get an idea of how to make such an object. Like researching any craftsmen, these guys have been doing it for years and years, so it’s fascinating to see them show their skill-set in full flow. Especially the Japan …

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Architectonic Sculpture by Brian Corr

Sometimes I spend weekend mornings, when it’s quiet around here, looking for creative films and other design content that might be inspiring, not necessarily for the blog but just to keep my mind refreshed and in check. For some reason this week I stumbled in to three or four different glass artists, and each one produces some fantastic works. Obviously, I couldn’t showcase them all so I’ll have to separate them out and present them separate …

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Sculptural Forms by Belinda Winkler

It’s been a year since I started to explore ceramics and pottery in greater detail, not necessarily researching it, that started a long long time ago, but actual hands on commitment to the craft. So I feel like I have a small amount of physical knowledge, and I am now able to make forms on the wheel with ‘relative’ ease. I have even produced some pieces that currently have pride of place in my own office at the moment. Although I say I can make …

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Bottled History by Smith Journal

A few days ago Smith Journal released a new video on their website and I couldn’t pass up the chance to showcase it here, there’s some fantastic up-close imagery and you get a sense of the making process. Plus, it only seemed natural after we showcased their last video on Rohan Anderson’s Smokehouse, both are well thought out and nicely directed. They’re also on totally different subjects, which is nice to see as you often find the same …

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Potheads by Maker Kim Jaeger

It almost seems ironic that I’ve talked about two similar artists in the space of one week, previously I showcased Stella Baggott from the UK, and today I’m pointing out a film I watched over on vimeo about ceramic artist Kim Jaeger by Historia Films. Kim’s been one of my favourites at Mr Kitly for a little while, who by the way have updated their online shop recently, and is always making experimental shapes and forms. Sometimes …

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Pottery by Yoko Ozawa Photographed by Olga Bennett

I was awoken with a surprise email the other morning, when Yoko Ozawa sent over a fantastic array of photographs taken by the ever so talented Olga Bennett. Olga’s a bit of a regular here on the blog and has been heavily featured in the past, to say we’re admirers is an understatement. Olga’s a freelance photographer based in Melbourne and I’ve known about this collaboration with Australian …

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Architecture and Interior Design by Robert Mills

The great thing about this job is that you get to discover, you’re always learning fresh approaches, concepts, and ideals from all over the world. The blog is like a melting pot for us and I get a great deal of satisfaction from looking at how individuals on the other side of the world view everyday design. Today I’ve been on the browse for a slice of architecture and I’ve really been enjoying the work of Robert Mill who is a leading residential archi …

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Collection of Photography by Luisa Brimble

As winter takes over with the cold nights and the shortened days I often turn my attention to photography of the nature we see here today from Luisa Brimble, which I would describe as really hearty and homely. Another photographer that springs to mind in this respect is Charlotte Bland who has brought us this wholesome style of imagery previously, and I have to say I’m a real sucker for this type of project from October …

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Shiko Pottery Studio, Australia

Today I’ve selected some great photography from a studio’s website based in Brunswick, Australia named Shiko. To be quite honest we’ve not really featured many artists from Australia here in the past, even though there seems to be some fantastic work going on over there, so this post today should give you that little boost to explore other Australian creatives on the web. Shiko is run and owned by Sophie Harle, who throws simple …

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Handmade Resin Objects by Dinosaur Designs

This morning I’ve been admiring these handmade resin objects by Dinosaur Designs based out of Australia. This looks like an interesting material to be working with and I’ve not seen it really used before, well not to this extreme anyway. I’m intrigued by the unusual texture, it seems pliable but actually it’s quite tough like ceramic and can also break if dropped of knocked against a hard surface. Going into Dinosaur Designs as a …

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Phil Elson, Hand Thrown Porcelain Tableware

Ceramics has been high up on our list of inspiring subjects lately, although I’m partial to all aspects of the field I seem to be pulled towards porcelain as a material for some reason or another. I think it’s because I like the transparency and the simplicity, it’s quite clean and precise which probably adheres to my sense of aesthetic. Today I wanted to bring into focus the wonderful works of Phil Elson, a maker from Australia, who really caught my eye …

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