Glass Blowing Short Film from Todd Tankersley

Todd Tankersley introduces us to the art of glass blowing this morning in this short piece featuring his good friend Esteban who is practicing the traditional process. Todd works as a commercial photographer by day, so this short film is a little outside of what he’s usually recognised for professionally. I felt it was a good moment to diversify on the craftsmanship front …

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Short Film on Blacksmith Joe Elliot

Not too long ago Mark brought us a great little film from American boot maker Danner and today we are heading back their way for another short film about a blacksmith named Joe Elliot. It seems pretty logical for Danner to profile the work of Joe in this way, as both of their products are immersed in a consideration for mastery within craftsmanship. Joe has been working as a blacksmith for over thirty years now and handcrafts …

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Allan Adler Short Film

We’ve really gone to town recently on the whole craftsmanship vibe, sharing short films on ceramists, boat builders, traditional bread-makers and today Silversmiths Allan Adler. Built on a foundation that dates back to the 1940’s, Allan opened a studio where he mastered designing, spinning, forging and polishing both silver and gold. Mr Adler’s passion for creating beautiful objects by hand offered him the opportunity …

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Stanwell Pipe Creation from Garde Hvalsøe

If you’re a fan of minimal design and craftsmanship then Denmark is a good place to start on a quest for inspiration. With Scandinavian design in mind I’ve been following Danish design collective Garde Hvalsøe for a little while now. Tonight they’ve come up with the goods in the shape of a short film showcasing pipe and briar production in Livorno, Italy. Granted I didn’t end up with something Danish this time …

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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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Furniture by Jason Lewis

Chicago-based designer/maker Jason Lewis creates these beautiful pieces of furniture in his studio, which includes seating, tables, storage units, and other customs items. From what I’ve read up Jason worked as an apprentice to Bauhaus guru Berthold Schwaiger, who’s an award-winning furniture master craftsman. Schwaiger unfortunately passed away in 2006, but he will be forever known for his complex engineering …

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Making Stationary with Makr Carry Goods

A brand favorite of ours here on the site is Jason Gregory’s Makr Carry Goods, we’ve had the opportunity to interview him in the past, and we just love what he’s creating. Not only does Jason and his team design and pattern all of their own products, but their studio produces all of the hand-sewn small goods in house. So it was hardly surprising to stumble across this delightful video this morning which …

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Fired Fruits, The Story of Potter Jonathan Garratt

This morning I came across this short documentary by filmmaker David Hobson on the work of Dorset based potter Jonathan Garratt. Jonathan Garratt has specialised in making distinctive and unusual terracotta pots for over 30 years and currently enjoys a reputation as one of Britain’s foremost garden artists. He has a real passion for plants, which definitely informs his designs, with all the pots being made …

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Naturally Haiti, The Artisans of Haiti

American fashion designer Donna Karan is the founder of many charities, one that stood out from the rest is a project titled the Urban Zen initiative which was founded with designer Sonja Nuttall. The whole point of Urban Zen is that it looks to mix commerce with philanthropy, something that we’ve featured and condoned before here on OEN. This short film that I found, filmed by David Belle of Cine Institute, goes …

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Astier de Villatte Collections by Studio Homme

Studio Homme give us a nice guided tour through various creative workshops in Paris for their exclusive online launch of the Astier de Villatte collections, a series of collaborative works with different designers. First they visit a print factory where they make stationary, particularly notebooks and diaries, and even show us the four colour system that they will use on their machinery. The we move off to one of the …

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Modern Craftsmanship by Alfred Dunhill, Max Lamb

UK designer Max Lamb was recently involved in a project for Alfred Dunhill as part of their ‘Modern Craftsmanship’ program, an initiative illustrating the brand’s commitment to culture and creativity. Today we get some photography from behind the scenes and also close-ups of the chair itself, and then most importantly a film by Just So design agency which explores the creative processes and inspiration for …

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