Glass Sculptures by Bert Frijns

So last week was pretty hectic here, we were running between London and the office for Design Week, but it was great to step outside the bubble and get inspiration in other creative fields. One particular place where we picked up a few ideas was at the Victoria and Albert Museum, although not packed full of design work like we expected the glassware section threw up an array of names that I’d never really heard of before. You had some …

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Collection of work by Tapio Wirkkala

After visiting the studio of Mari Andrews in yesterday’s post I’ve kept my nose to the ground in the search for another super creative individual and thankfully I stumbled upon the website of Finish designer Tapio Wirkkala. Now Tapio is unfortunately no longer gracing this earth since his passing in the middle of the eighties, however he has left behind him an expansive array of designs that have in some cases come to typify what …

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The Albini Desk by Franco Albini

What’s most disappointing about the internet at the moment is the lack of information regarding past designers and architects. I find it highly frustrating searching for the designers webpage and they haven’t even bothered investing in a place to showcase their work. Often this can be put on the heads of the family of the designers who have passed away, one example of a designer who has no specific home page is Franco Albini. He’s …

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Farnsworth House by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

After my long stint of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe posts I’ve decided to write a short article on the Farnsworth House which caught my eye as I was reading a book about him last night. As the book ends it’s quite disappointing to think my research might come to a halt here, hopefully I’ll purchase several other books to compliment this one that I’ve got already, next up from my ever growing …

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Architecture and Details by Tadao Ando

I’ve been meaning to write a short article on the brilliant Tadao Ando for a little while now, he’s an amazing architect with a classic eye for form and structure. I’m not sure how I actually came across his works in the first place but I’ve had quite a fascination with materials and the contrast you get from mixing man made and natural elements into one space, even if you incorporate it into object or environment. Another thing I also admire about …

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Alvar Aalto Vases

I’ve become quite spontaneous with my posts here on the site, I used to use this space as a place to showcase random bits and bobs with no direct meaning but as time’s passed my taste has become much for refined and the direction of this website has become a lot clearer. I guess I want to offer something different to everything else out there and to ultimately have our own flavour and taste. Something I think …

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Admiring the work of Lake Flato Architect Studio

I think when you love everyday design like we do, it’s inevitable that you’re going to fall for architecture in a big way. Much like all the other elements we share here on the site, architecture provides a big dose of inspiration for us on a daily basis. Particularly in the morning when I tend to browse around for some breathtaking homes like these ones from Lake Flato, all of which motivate me to work hard so one day I can …

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Power of Making by Victoria and Albert Museum

Since words like craftsmanship, tradition, handmade and skill are thrown around a lot in this day and age, the Victoria and Albert Museum decided to investigate what all of this actually means. The exhibition ‘Power of Making’ is presenting a selection of more than 100 crafted objects by amateurs and leading makers alike. Ranging from a life-size crochet bear to a ceramic eye patch, a fine metal flute to dry …

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