Carl Auböck, The Workshop Book by Clemens Kois

Carl Auböck, The Workshop Book by Clemens Kois

I know I’ve been a bit heavy on the Carl Auböck front as of late, it’s so easy to find inspiring stuff relating to the Auböck family, plus when you make objects like they do it’s hard not to showcase them to you all. One of the great things about owning this site is the amount of creatives and individuals I get to connect with, whether it be in person or through the internet. I regularly email Carl Auböck and …

Inside the Iittala Glassware Factory

Inside the Iittala Glassware Factory

Last time I talked about Iittala I highlighted their new ceramic collection titled Sarjaton which is based on Finnish heritage with a crafted touch. At the time I was actually hunting for some photographs of the glassware that Iittala produce being made in their workshop, I was particularly interested in this because I heard they used a wooden mould which is hand carved. This instantly peaked my interest and I had to hunt around for …

Kettal Outdoor Collection 2012 Catalogue

Kettal Outdoor Collection 2012 Catalogue

Spanish company Kettal have really impressed me as of late, especially since they released their newest collection/collaboration titled Park Life with Jasper Morrison. It’s interesting to know it was Jasper’s first outdoor collection which took him around 2 years on and off to design, very clean cut and I can definitely see his aesthetic popping through from every angle. Although there’s not much imagery floating around of this collection …

Marcel Breuer and his Furniture Design

Marcel Breuer and his Furniture Design

Marcel Breuer Wassily Chairs and Laccio Tables.
On May 3rd the Barbican in London will be holding an exhibition titled Bauhaus: Art as Life which looks at the modern worlds most famous art school. It will feature a rich array of design, sculpture, painting, architecture, film, photography, textiles and ceramics, basically it will be a must visit and runs in line with what we cover here on the site. I’ll certainly be making a trip along to see what they …

Jens Risom, A Detailed Look at his Recent Furniture Collection

Jens Risom, A Detailed Look at his Recent Furniture Collection

Copenhagen born Jens Risom is our “designer of interest” today, with his well-designed and well-crafted contemporary furniture. Jens is probably most famous at the moment because of the 1961 Playboy photo and article titled “Designs for Living” which featured famous architects and designers of the time George Nelson, Edward Wormley, Eero Saarinen, Harry Bertola, Cha …

Short Film on Bluesville’s Dying Process

Short Film on Bluesville’s Dying Process

What I love most about the internet is how far reaching and open it is, you can learn so much from so many different individuals around the globe. Take this short film for example, it documents the creation process of a brand over in Indonesia called Bluesville who still cut and make everything by hand, they’re particularly adept at using a range of natural dyes. Utilising the diverse range of plants born from Indonesia’s hot …