Yanagiu Washi Kobo by TED x Tohoku

Sometimes the themes I follow are very random indeed, when I latch on to a particular subject I usually get bitten by “the bug”. Most of the ideas have revolved around the shop, as I’m currently working on a redesign, and I’ve been thinking about possibilities regarding shop packaging and how to present some of the objects we sell through the internet. I keep finding that when I order things from other web stores there’s barely any personali …

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Vessels by Woodturner Bill Luce

I’m sure you’ll agree that it’s quite obvious to see a makers inspirations straight off the bat. I hadn’t even read through any information on woodturner Bill Luce, but instantly I knew he had some sort of affiliation with Japan, or had been inspired by that particular region of the world. His clean sensibility and exact use of natural material was quite the giveaway, the shapes also take on a oriental type vibe that resembles traditional Japanese vessels …

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Furniture and Interiors by Christian Woo

Today I would like to showcase the work of a designer who thoroughly understands contrast: Christian Woo. Christian started his own company in 2006 in Vancouver, BC, and now collaborates with architects and clients across North America. He offers his services as a custom cabinetmaker as well as making furniture for various retailers. Christian was originally inspired to pursue woodworking by his Grandfather’s love of craft …

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The Shape that Moves by Iittala

I realised earlier that I’ve had a little hiatus from any films or videos on the blog, which is a shame really as one of my favourite things about the internet is short films made by fellow creatives, you can always find inspiration that you’d of never seen otherwise. Unfortunately, pictures don’t quite convey the same message as what a video can. Plus, whe it comes down to craft or design you really want to see the stuff being made or have …

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Making the Joseph Walsh Enignum Table by Pau Camarasa

A truly breathtaking video by Spanish filmmaker Pau Camarasa, one that I’ve not come across before but has been around for over a year. Not totally sure how I missed it when searching through Vimeo. Although, I have come across the creative featured named Joseph Walsh, in fact we highlighted him on the blog in 2011 and I recall his work quite vividly. This specific piece was filmed …

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Ceramic Houses by Rowena Brown

A fantastic short film by Ian Skelly on London based ceramic artist Rowena Brown, who’s a very talented maker indeed. I’ve known about Rowena’s works for a long time but it’s through fantastic videos like this that we get the chance to see the real process behind the objects. In my opinion, when you know the face of the person who’s producing, the reasons why they’re doing it, and also the different stages that the item goes …

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Bob Robinson: Luthier by Troscan Design

I’ve been keeping a close eye out for work by Troscan Design, and late last night they released this brilliant film on founder and accomplished furniture designer Bob Robinson. Originally my goal was to show my appreciation for the furniture and the general forms that they create at Troscan Design, but it turns out Bob also has a passion for making string instruments and creates both classic and flamenco guitars. The video itself offers a …

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A Look at Basketmaker Stephen Zeh

Basket Maker Stephen Zeh is today’s topic at hand, I’ve had his website bookmarked for a while and it was very kind of Stephen to personally send over some imagery. I love connecting with new creatives and makers, it’s very satisfactory to actually speak to the person and get an insight into their working ways. All I need to do now is actually visit some of these places and take photographs! Plus, Stephens work is said to rank as “the …

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Series of Modernist Sculptures

It’s not often I put together this type of post featuring a selection of creatives in one go, but I thought I’d break my own mould today after searching around a number of fantastic online archives. Sharing the video of modernist architect Josep Lluis yesterday relit my own interest in the era and I felt compelled to delve a little deeper and highlight any works that caught my eye today. I’m not by any means saying these particular …

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Finishing with Potter Koichi Ohara

Currently I’m experiencing withdrawal symptoms from the potters wheel, as the studio we attend locally is closed while the owner takes a well deserved holiday. Although I can’t actually get involved myself for a few weeks I’ve been enjoying watching others undertake the process earlier today, so hopefully when the time does come to flick the switch on the wheel and sculpt a shape in my hands I’ll have further knowledge and …

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Furniture from Carl Hansen & Son

I’m always fascinated how our content tends to develop trends unintentionally, one post on a particular topic often leads to succession in this area without us even realising. So after yesterday’s delve into the portfolio of Italian furniture designer Marco Guazzini I’ve been revisiting and enjoying what Carl Hansen & Son have going on over on their respective website, which for those who haven’t visited before highlights a selection …

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Short film on Sarah and John Burrows of Wood Design

As the evening draws in I thought I’d bring across this short film that shares the story of Sarah and John Burrows, who run a website I’ve been enjoying on a daily basis for quite a number of months now. Wood Design, if you’ve not come across it before, offers a selection of handcrafted furniture from various craftsmen and women based in the North of America. After visiting each independent the …

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