Mjolk visit the Nakashima Studio

I’m sure if you take inspiration from us on a regular basis you’re well aware of the work of John and Juli Baker who run the beautiful design store Mjolk in Toronto, as well as the Kitka blog following Scandinavian and Japanese creation. We’ve been admiring their work for a number of years now, getting the opportunity to exchange a selection of questions in a featured interview we put together with John two Decembers ago. Recently the pair …

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Short film on Sarah and John Burrows of Wood Design

As the evening draws in I thought I’d bring across this short film that shares the story of Sarah and John Burrows, who run a website I’ve been enjoying on a daily basis for quite a number of months now. Wood Design, if you’ve not come across it before, offers a selection of handcrafted furniture from various craftsmen and women based in the North of America. After visiting each independent the …

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Reclaimed Wooden Furniture by Hugo Franca

It’s not everyday that we’re lucky enough to come across works like we have here today from Brazilian artist and craftsman Hugo Franca, but boy does it make your morning when projects of this nature do come along. Hugo is responsible for the bespoke handmade furniture that you see before you, all of which he handcrafts from reclaimed wood as a means to preserve the beauty found in the natural environment, through both functional …

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Handmade Tools by John Neeman

I’ve been making a few flying visits around the personal pages of creatives we’ve highlighted in the past today, with craftsman John Neeman by far impressing me the most. A few of you may remember we followed his filmed series in the past “a birth of a tool” which documented one of his remarkable axes being put together. Today I noticed he’d updated his gallery section of his gallery section of his website to include a few …

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Hallo Work Light by 45KILO Designs

I’m finding quite regularly now that I go searching for one particular medium and end up finding an alternative that catches my interest instead. This happened earlier when I went about searching for an architectural project, I landed upon the page of Philipp Schopfer and Daniel Klapsing who are two designers responsible for the 45 Kilo design studio, with their latest creation the “Hallo” series really resonating with me. What I love about this …

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Violin Maker Melvin Goldsmith

At lunch we both came across this short video by Crane TV that really captured our imagination, it’s a piece which features violin maker Melvin Goldsmith. Melvin is a very talented man and made his first violin at the age of 12, his Grandfather taught him the ropes and happened to be a decent amateur violin maker himself. So technically he’s been making violins for for around 32 years which is quite astonishing if you ask me, and the pro …

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Tekio by Anthony Dickens

We now move our attention towards an English based designer who has undertaken a project influenced by the design style of Japan, so something that feels quite at home in our archive. Given our admiration for the Japanese style we can be rather predictable with our content sometimes, although we have been quite good lately so I don’t feel all that guilty for sharing this project today. The film compiles a short interview with the designer …

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Collection of Goods from Restoration Hardware

Neither of us spend much time watching television, however when we do take a little down time we can be caught watching documentaries on vintage antiques and restorations. So today I thought I’d bring a little of this influence into the format and my internet digging landed me upon the webpage of American based company Restoration Hardware who own a great number of stores thought the United States and Canada. I know these aren’t …

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Short Film on Viola Maker Nicholas Frirsz

It’s always compelling to be able to share not only a beautiful creation with you, our readers, but a history and a heritage too. Which is why I’m rather eager to showcase the story of Nicholas Frirsz who’s a fifth generation luthier, someone who makes or repairs lutes and other string instruments. In this eight minute short film we get to hear of how he got involved in this family tradition. Now based in New York, Nicholas …

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Omer Arbel for Bocci Short Film

The good folks over at Style Park have kindly put together this delightful short film which summarises the process that glass blower Omer Abel undertakes when creating these beautiful bespoke lights for Canadian Design collective Bocci. Although this is pretty brief it’s packed full of creative inspiration in the range of looks we get of Omer creating, plus I’ve brought across a little imagery of the final product from Bocci which I think …

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