Porcelain by Taizo Kuroda

My mind is always brought to debate when I see Japanese ceramics and pottery as I’m often baffled by their ability to craft something that is equally clean and pure as it is rich in substance and character. Perhaps it’s the Japanese’s inherent connection to perfecting each process which brings out such beauty, but in my humble opinion I’ve seen few better than this collection we’re sharing today, created by Taizo Kuroda. With …

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A look inside the house of Finn Juhl

It seems only last week that we were sharing something Finn Juhl related with you all, although looking back into the archive it was a month yesterday. It’s amazing how time flies on the internet and I mention this as today marks a month of the online shop being open. I hadn’t planned to share the house of Finn today, it’s just one of those funny little coincidences which life presents you with from time to time. Back …

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North Bay House by Prentiss Architects

We couldn’t reach wednesday without a little architecture to satisfy our creative cravings, so I’ve sourced a recent build by Seattle based studio Prentiss Architects which will hopefully cater for everyone’s needs. This home is actually quite deceptive as it’s a lot larger than it looks here, I don’t however think we can criticise the studio for this, in fact it’s more of a compliment as the last thing you want a house to do …

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Ceramics by Gustavo Perez

We are strong believers that craft and design are inherently linked, which is why ceramics are just a present a feature as architecture or clothing within our daily content. In fact recently I think myself and Mark have become a little fanatic about seeing the creation process, but today I thought we’d step away from this and admire the final product with a wonderful set that Gustavo Perez has on show at Erskine Hall & Coe …

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Short Film on Sunset Craftsmanship Co

Outside of Japan these bags are really hard to get your hands on, which is a bit of a shame because here we get to see a video which showcases lots of love and attention to detail as each individual bag gets put together. I’ll have to hold my hands up and admit I’ve not seen too much else from Sunset Craftsmanship co but I’m sure if you spoke to Mark he’d know a little more about them. Personally I was taken aback by the skill …

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Set of Ceramics by Maria Kristofersson

It’s hard to grumble at a little Nordic inspiration to start the week off so I’ve brought across the work of Swedish creative Maria Kristofersson as I really enjoyed browsing over her ceramic collection this weekend. Maria is often noted for her rugged yet quirky creations that hold quite an individual aesthetic. It’s evident that although Maria tends to work in conventional forms crafting bowls, plates and various vessels she does …

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Short Film on Violin Maker Sam Zygmuntowicz

We love seeing masters at work here, In terms of inspiration it’s just incredible to see the passion of someone who’s been doing what they love for year upon year. This would be a fitting description of Brooklyn based Violin Maker Sam Zygmuntowicz who we get to see under the microscope in this fantastic short film that filmmaker Dustin Cohen has put together. There’s something quite special about a Violin, I …

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Minka Short Film

This project has been floating around the internet for almost a year, and it is in my eyes the most inspiring film I have seen this year. After much debate I decided that if we hadn’t seen this film before, and we have been crawling the internet each day for a number of years now, chances are many of you hadn’t seen it either and this is the sort of film you just itch to share with everyone you know. This piece basically follows …

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House R by Bevk Perovic Architects

I thought we’d move onto something a little larger in scale now, visiting the work of Bevk Perovic Architects and this beautiful home they constructed which has lots of quirky elements that I’ve not seen used much before. Given it’s being highlighted here I think we all know it was always going to have some sort of nordic or Japanese design aesthetic, and this home doesn’t disappoint with it’s simplistic shape and clean cut …

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Monocle “Craftsmanship” Film

I spotted this piece last week thanks to our friends at SEH Kelly, who happen to be featured in this video below titled “Craftsmanship” which is made and produced by Monocle magazine. I instantly thought, ‘that’s going to get a lot of views’ but as the week wore on I realised that not that many people had seen it. So today I have brought it across onto the site for further examination, hopefully you guys will appreciate the …

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Wooden Wheel Printer by Postalco

Postalco is a creative company that we’ve got a strong admiration for, they make some beautiful everyday objects in unison with the traditional methods which have been used in Japan for countless decades. Mark recently voiced recognition of this project on the sites dedicated facebook page, however this was before a film of the contraption working was released online. So I’ve brought it into the format for all of us to enjoy …

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