Found Objects by Katy Krantz

Whilst the office is quickly becoming overrun by small handcrafted miscellaneous objects it felt quite appropriate to highlight the work of ceramic artist and teacher Katy Krantz. This collection I’m highlighting today, which is titled “Found Objects”, has been curated from the offcuts and unused material from around Katy’s studio which she has created into quirky objects packed full of character and charm. This series in fact made up an …

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Recycled Furniture by Patrick and Regitze Kerti

We’ve consciously tried to take a step back from the platform over the past few days and have really wanted to staple down the direction that we want to take in order to reach our end goal. Putting together the blog and shop has been an incredible journey for both of us creatively and the difficulty we’re sometimes faced with is keeping the fluidity of our message between the two entities. It’s just a case of reaffirming what we have in our heads so it …

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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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Short film on the influences of Steve Reich

It’s pretty rare that I do this but the first film I came across today is the one I’m sharing with you all, as I doubt I would have been able to find better. I say this because the piece documents the influences of one of the greatest American composers of our time, and even if you’re not that knowledgable or passionate about composers I think this is a film worthy of what is a minuscule section of your day. Steve Reich won the Pulzier Prize for music …

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Modified Benches by Jeppe Hein

Art and design cross swords in this entertaining project by Danish artist Jepp Hein which appeals to the playful nature of the city dweller through the considered eye of the confessed surrealist. If you’ve not come across her work before Jepp is widely known for her tongue in cheek installations in the public domain, with this project reaching as far as Auckland, Australia I do believe. Browsing over her portfolio it seems that this body of work …

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Fragments of Time by Shelley Williams

The olympics seems to be on the tip of everyone’s tongue here in England, especially prior to the Queens celebrations these past few days. With the Olympics in mind I thought we’d focus on one of the artists who has been commissioned to create work for the games. My internet search found me watching this delightful short film by director Shelly Williams which follows the work of Ben Dearnley, a professional sculptor working in collaboration …

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Collection of work from Origami Artist Robert J Lang

Not too many people can say they’ve taken over the Google homepage for a day, so American origami artist Robert J Lang is in a bit of a league of his own in that respect given his exposure on the search engine giant back on March 14th earlier this year. He also happens to be one of the most respected and talented Origami artists in the world, so upon enjoying his portfolio earlier today I did …

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Balancing Blocks by Part & Parcel

First up I have to thank the creative duo over at Baron Wells, Dominick Volini and Mads Madsen, for putting us on to this fantastic creative film that their friends at Part and Parcel have put together, it’s barely been touched but I have to credit them for the find nevertheless. For those interested we are actually running a short promotion in the online shop n all items Baron Wells this week, so pop in before Sunday to grab a bargain. Back on topic …

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In the Make by Klea McKenna and Nikki Grattan

Continuing on from yesterday’s post on the ever so talented Leslie Williamson I decided I would point out another series which has caught my attention this week. I’m a massive fan of studio visits and this website that I found titled “In the Make” is basically heaven in terms of photography and content. Not only do they take a nice collection of shots at every studio they visit they also inter …

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Further Imagery from Freunde von Freunden

I’ve really been craving a great set of photography recently so I thought it was about time I dropped in on the Freunde von Freunden website as they never disappoint on this score. True to form their archive has been replenished with lots of mind-blowing shots, they seem to have ventured out geographically too which is fantastic to see, collaborating with so many great creatives in the process. Mr Brian W Ferry mentioned back in …

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Melvin the Mini Machine by HEYHEYHEY

Say hello to Dutch collective HeyHeyHey and their latest project which is a Rube Golberg machine designed to entertain, amuse and inspire. Melvin the Machine is in fact a development of a smaller scale to previous Mevlin’s the team has built, with this edition being delicately constructed inside of two suitcases. On the surface these are really lighthearted and fun but when you stop and think about the design of a contraption like this you …

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Set of Imagery from Renilde Depeuter

I felt I was well overdue a return to a set of photography so I’ve pieced together this selection from Renilde Depeuter who many of you may remember for her stunning mobiles we covered on the blog back in February. Initially I was just browsing around enjoying Renilde’s photostream over on Flickr and it took me a few minutes to twig that I’d seen her work previously. Today I thought we should focus more on her interior design skill …

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