Recently the work of Polish-German contemporary visual artist Alicja Kwade has captured my attention. I was especially intrigued by her ability to break down complex structures into simple and comprehensible visual and physical experiences. Today’s focus is her sculptures and installations, pa
German artist Hildegard Elma’s artwork is very intriguing to say the least. Upon further inspection in to her background as an artist and the life she leads, many of her artistic choices made a lot of sense and I wanted to talk about them here in a little more detail. Living in East Friesland
Charles and Ray Eames wrote, “The details are not the details; they make the product”. So true. So what if you really examine those details and reinterpret them. Offering a completely new experience on the traditional and bringing awareness to the simplicities in our everyday lives. That
There is something very soothing about a circle. Its shape is a sign of infinity and there is perfection in the roundness of the design. Milena Kling incorporates circular shapes into her tableware to bring a geometric look to modern and traditional settings. Milena Kling is a Berlin designer that c
You know I am a sucker for any objects where you can see the marks left by the maker! To see the connection to the craftsman and the process of construction makes for a totally different atmosphere. You can’t help but appreciate the hard work and dedication and think more deeply about the obje
I’ve spent the last few weeks on a deep dive researching compact living (check out Gary Chang’s Extreme Transformer is you haven’t already). On a personal level I would prefer living near nature as I find most of my inspiration comes from peace and solitude, but there’s somet
After many years studying tableware German silversmith Josephine Lützel has realised that certain objects should be designed with a specific function in mind. For example, a drinker of coffee in the morning may need several cups of coffee, so the ideal coffee pot should have just the right amount o
German designer Ingrid Rügemer spent time gaining experience in several countries before returning to Munich to start her studio. In her work, she aims to produce creative tableware that is both functional and sculptural. She does this by using abstract shapes, unique textures, and a variety of mat
I wanted to highlight this fantastic series titled 'Curv' that consists of a table and chair designed by Swiss-based designer Jörg Boner for German furniture makers Stattmann.
Philipp Dase, a photographer born and raised in Germany, has a talent for capturing rich images of architectural wonders and other sights that can be found in nature.
Nick Frank has been able to abstract architecture to the point of fine art, blowing out many of the surrounding shadows to create these striking forms that capture some of the best parts of these buildings.
German sculptor Lotte Thuenker takes much of her inspiration from the movement in the water, as well as the hulls of boats or shipwrecks eroded away and looks to present this in her own work.