Peter Shire: Cups 1974 – 2012 by Eric Minh Swenson

The good folks at South Willard put me onto this fantastic video based on Los Angeles based artist Peter Shire. Funnily enough last week I was actually browsing Peter’s website and it struck me how playful and comedic his work is, it’s great to know that he doesn’t take life too seriously and that he’s always experimenting. We’ve probably said this many times before about the companies …

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People Watching, Jesse Schlesinger by Leslie Williamson

Many of you may know that we released a nice in-depth interview with photographer Leslie Williamson over the weekend, I was really honoured to have the chance to speak to Leslie, I’m a big admirer of her work and she’s a great person as well (added bonus!). So this morning when I woke up and heard about her releasing a new post on her column for the NYTimes TStyle blog I had to showcase a …

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Short Film on British Design at the V&A Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum are currently running a fantastic exhibition which celebrates the finest design developments in Great Britain, and they’ve kindly agreed to let us showcase this great film which summarises what we can expect on arrival. This project has been running from the 31st of March and will reach conclusion on the 12th of August, taking each viewer on a journey from …

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Short Film on Gustavo Perez

It’s almost two weeks to the day now that I brought across the collection of Mexican ceramic artist Gustavo Perez so it was quite a welcome coincidence to see him pop up again today in this delightful short film. The last piece I posted on Gustavo was centred around the exhibition currently taking place at Erskine Hall and Coe gallery in London, in contrast to today where this project highlights Mr Perez getting his hands …

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Mario Dal Fabbro Sculptures

I have to say, when I came across these sculptures by designer, writer, craftsman and sculptor Mario Dal Fabbro they really did blow me away, I took an instant liking to them. I also enjoyed the imagery and close-up details, all of which were taken by Maison Gerard where they’ll be holding an exhibition and opening reception in New York on the 22nd of February to the 30th of March, 2012. As I started to delve into the …

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Richard Neutra Rang House Photographed by Iwan Baan

Richard Neutra has become quite the favourite of mine. He’s known for his clean lines, particularly in California where he came celebrated for his geometric but open structures. I think this inspiration came from his tutor in the early days, another inspiring figure, Adolf Loos who was known to have a radical, innovative outlook on life. He had a deep admiration for classical tradition and …

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Selection of Items from OUTBOUND, Japan

I came across this stunning set of imagery today courtesy of Japanese store OUTBOUND. I’m pretty happy that I did, the best source of inspiration always comes when I trickle through other inspiring websites and find the original source, it leads for intriguing imagery and other great content once I’ve fully researched the background information. As far as I know this place is owned by Kazuto Kobayashi, an …

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Takashi Tomii, Woodworker

Some great functional items by Japanese woodworker Takashi Tomii who was kind enough to send me these through email. I’ve had my eye on this designer for quite a while now and I’ve been a subscriber to his blog hoping one day I could collect enough imagery to share his story. Today seems like a good time, a nice subject to wind down to on a Friday. All of these pieces are turned and hand tooled into shape in his work …

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Dieter Rams at SFMOMA

This isn’t the first time that we’ve written about Dieter Rams and his work and it probably won’t be the last either. I came across this short video piece directed by Nathan Cozzolino and edited/scored by Andrew Birchett for Dwell magazine. Dwell is becoming a place that I check on a regular basis for inspiration, possibly more so since since I’ve become interested in interior design and architecture. It all seems to interrelate …

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Objects by Keisuke Iwata

I found these amazing pieces by Japanese born Keisuke Iwata on his personal website which showcases lots of the individual items that he’s made over the years. Above and below you can find some of my favourite pieces, not only the pottery itself but also the imagery in which has been shot. So gentle and simple, really refreshing to see photography like this on a dark and misty day that we’re currently experienc …

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Living As Form: Socially Engaged Art from the Last 20 Years
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Living As Form investigates innovational art projects which ignite the imagination of others and explore ideas that shape our society for the better. Hosting an exhibition at the historic Essex street market in New York which begins on the 24th of this month, Creative Time pay homage to the public movements that have been dedicated to acting on social need. Obviously …

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