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Yesterday morning I watched Glas for possibly the tenth time (I know, only ten!). This short video was made by master film maker Bert Haanstra, in which it received a well-deserved Academy Award for Best Short Documentary in 1959. The film contrasts the production of hand made crystal from the Royal Leerdam Glass Factory with automated bottle making machines in the Netherlands. An industrial film which is backed completely by …

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Miyazaki Chair Workshop, Japan

Wow! Furniture has really taken a grip here on the site. If you missed it over the weekend, we released a new interview with Chicago based furniture designer and maker Jason Lewis. He’s a fantastic creative so I’d urge you to read through it now. I think he said some very inspiring words, there’s also a mixture of lovely furniture specimens for you all of you to admire on the feature page. I’ve finally made the jump in to woodworking field …

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Richard Meier 2013 Architizer A+ Lifetime Achievement Award

Richard Meier seems to have cropped up a lot lately on the web, if you’ve been checking our twitter or facebook page you may have seen me linking to articles discussing his work and achievements. Lets face it, Richard is a master when it comes to architecture, he’s spent over 50 years dedicating his life to the craft and he’s always on the pursuit to further his skill level …

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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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Handcrafted Modern Europe: At Home with MidCentury Designers by Leslie Williamson

I have an exciting project to share with you all today, it’s by the one and only Leslie Williamson who’s been a big favourite here on the site over the years. Obviously, with a website that revolves around design, architecture, photography and the like it’s going to be hard not to be influenced by the creative life that she pursues, most notably highlighting iconic designers in her book hand …

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Wooden Lights and Vessels by Laszlo Tompa

I’m constantly amused by the internet, you set off looking for one very specific topic and it often throws you completely in another direction. One thing I’m sure you’ve seen us mention previously is the fact we’d like to highlight more work here in Europe that takes on similar design sensibilities to that of Japan, the Scandinavian countries often find a nice parallel but other representatives are typically tucked away and hard to come by …

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Short Film on Bryan Nash Gill

I’d like to turn our collective attention now to an American sculptor who has altered his medium of creativity and found heart in the art of printmaking, not through illustrations of his own but that of the natural world with an ongoing series of woodcuts from a great diversity of tree species. The individual I’m referring to is Connecticut born and based Bryan Nash Gill who’s works document the life and growth of one of the worlds oldest living …

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Mjolk visit the Nakashima Studio

I’m sure if you take inspiration from us on a regular basis you’re well aware of the work of John and Juli Baker who run the beautiful design store Mjolk in Toronto, as well as the Kitka blog following Scandinavian and Japanese creation. We’ve been admiring their work for a number of years now, getting the opportunity to exchange a selection of questions in a featured interview we put together with John two Decembers ago. Recently the pair …

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Architecture and Interior Design by Robert Mills

The great thing about this job is that you get to discover, you’re always learning fresh approaches, concepts, and ideals from all over the world. The blog is like a melting pot for us and I get a great deal of satisfaction from looking at how individuals on the other side of the world view everyday design. Today I’ve been on the browse for a slice of architecture and I’ve really been enjoying the work of Robert Mill who is a leading residential archi …

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Short Film on Sculptor Richard Serra

You might have noticed the blog going a little quiet over the past few days, I just want to come through and apologise on that front. I hadn’t come across a project that has really gripped or enticed me, and we feel compelled to try and offer something insightful here when we do post. Which is why I’ve waited and thankfully found this short film on sculptor Richard Serra as he graces new ground in his work, erecting his first sculpture in South …

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Handmade Ceramics by Designlump

This is a brilliant post for any of you with those last minute buying needs, especially if you’re located near Canada or around that area. When I’m searching on the web it’s always great to come across a website that’s run by an independent that has beautiful functional items, all of which are photographed expertly and are made with quality in mind. You certainly know when a designer has an eye for what looks good! Chifen Cheng is the …

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Sara Flynn Exhibition at Erskine, Hall & Coe

I thought we’d return with a little update on Erskine, Hall and Coe today as they run a great deal of exhibitions that are well worth making a trip to see. They introduced me previously to the work of Mexican artist Gustavo Perez, which I highlighted to a few of you here, and today I was pleased to come across an artist working a bit closer to home, Sara Flynn who’s based in Cork, Ireland. Her exhibition at Erskine closes on Thursday so I …

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