Marcel Breuer – Design and Architecture

After receiving a few new books in the shop I decided to highlight one in-particular, that being a new publication by Vitra Design Museum titled ‘Marcel Breuer – Design and Architecture’. It’s a book that I highly anticipated myself as a lot of Marcel’s architecture has gone slightly unnoticed, we all tend to talk about his furniture but never his buildings. So this book amalgamates both, separating his work in to two sections and talks …

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Shop Imagery by H Works in Japan

My latest explorations revolve around a trio of books that I purchased delving into the art of the tea ceremony in Japan and the concept of life over there in general. One particular book that has gripped me over the past few days was written by Junichiro Tanizaki titled ‘in praise of shadows’, it’s actually quite a short publication but I was entranced all the way through as he mentioned architecture, food, lacquerware and an array …

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Irving Harper: “Paper is a versatile medium” by Herman Miller

Wow, I came across this amazing video earlier today and I’ve been been itching to write a piece on it. Interestingly the subject is designer Irving Harper who’s someone that I was searching up about a few months back, specifically looking for imagery of his paper sculptures (what a coincidence). Herman Miller must have been on the same trail as me since they’ve produced this fantastic filmed …

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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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Dieter Rams, Cold War Modern Film by V&A

Three years old, don’t stress it, this video featuring Dieter Rams is beyond timeless and really homes in on why this designer is so revered. A designers designer for sure. The Victoria and Albert Museum filmed this quite a while back as a teaser to the Cold War Modern exhibition, but I absolutely love the choppiness of the piece and the switching between a clear and modern picture then changing over to more of a grainy one with close ups of his hands and …

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