Seven Möbelstücke by Herbert Schultes Design

I’ve been admiring some of these fantastic forms by designer Herbert Schultes, it just goes to show that going back to basics really does work. It also seems that I’ve been drawn to work that has been a collaboration between craftsman and designer, maybe it’s my brain hinting that I should do something like this myself. The concept of this specific collection is to make common things …

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Hans J. Wegner Short Films by BlackBird for Carl Hansen & Son

Next week I think I’ll get myself down to The Midcentury Show taking place at Lords in London. It wil be my first time but I’m looking forward to seeing some nice furniture and other goods up-close, preferably the classics that have aged well and have stayed modern over the years. To me it’s always more interesting to see the older models rather than newer models, although manufacture …

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Bob Robinson: Luthier by Troscan Design

I’ve been keeping a close eye out for work by Troscan Design, and late last night they released this brilliant film on founder and accomplished furniture designer Bob Robinson. Originally my goal was to show my appreciation for the furniture and the general forms that they create at Troscan Design, but it turns out Bob also has a passion for making string instruments and creates both classic and flamenco guitars. The video itself offers a …

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Short Film on Tobias Petri by Freunde von Freunden

As times passed and the Freunde von Freunden collective has developed it’s been a big inspiration to take in all the multi-talented individuals that they’ve interviewed the world over. When the project first began they didn’t have the opportunity to branch out of Germany all too often, so when you see they are connecting with “friends of friends” out in the Americas and as far as Mexico and …

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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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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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Collection of Wooden Cutlery by Tomoya Arai

Recently I’ve been on a search to find a traditional Japanese farmhouse to bring into our archive, as over the weekend I found myself watching back Birdling’s short film on Yoshihiro Takishita’s Minka which we shared in late February. If you missed this piece I’d recommend checking back, in the meantime I’m afraid my farmhouse search has remained fruitless in terms of content for the time being, although I did come across two Japanese …

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Short Film on Traditional Craftsman John Neeman

I think in our generation many of us have never seen a professional blacksmith at work, the way of modern life doesn’t dictate the need for hand crafted tools, time has simply moved on. This being said, especially in our own archive this lack of need for this trade has become a want, because seeing objects being crafted the traditional way has become a real rare and fascinating sight. It’s rather comical that something that was on …

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Imagery from Andrea Brugi

Floating around the web last night I stumbled across these great rustic looks from carpenter and all round creative Andrea Brugi, who has been kind enough to share a little behind the scenes of his working world. Browsing through these it quickly became evident how much Andrea lives and breathes a creative lifestyle, which could be described as a bohemian alternative to the traditional way of living. I think what’s most impre …

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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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