Collection of Work by Sculptor David Esterly

If I’m honest I struggled to piece together a set of David Esterly’s creations in the candid style we prefer, I did however manage it with a little digging around so here we are with some wood carvings which are absolutely incredible. I think what we really need to be sharing here is a short film of David crafting these beautiful pieces by hand, as what a talented fellow he is and an obvious master of the art. The artist really has trans …

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Short Film by Yuki Kokubo

I don’t know if anyone else finds this but Friday always seems to be quite a reflective day for me, a chance to look back on the weeks work and reestablish where things are going for the next week ahead. So being Friday I thought I’d bring across a little documentary style film which is quite reflective in it’s nature, as it follows the lives of two Japanese potters who are dealing with life after the terrible natural disasters …

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Ceramic Lighting by Heather Levine

As the tuesday winds down here in England I just wanted to quickly point everyone in the direction of a wonderful project that I came across late this evening, which I think will finish your day off nicely. I’m talking about the delicate creations of ceramicist Heather Levine, who recently created these handcrafted light-shades in aid of the interior design found in the Wildwood Restaurant, Portland, Oregon. The Los …

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Objects of Empathy by Miya Kondo

A little while back I consciously decided to take my foot off the gas on the ceramics front, in view of keeping our content diverse. However the craft element of pottery has continued to inspire me daily, especially some particular pieces which embody the design ethos often found in Scandinavia and Japan, this being less design evoking more substance. Many of you will know that German designer Dieter Rams has been a big inspi …

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Tajika Haruo, Ironworks

I’m always fascinated in crafts and different aspects of design, particularly those ones that are handcrafted. Japan seems to be a big influencer and has some great individuals creating fantastic work in the ceramics, furniture and metal work fields. Today I picked out Tajika Harauo ironworks, they have been producing handcrafted scissors in Ono city Japan for over four generations. They’re a father and son team …

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Works by Irish Furniture Designer Joseph Walsh

I’ve decided to bring across something a little more contemporary than what we’ve regularly been looking at here on the site, as I was really taken aback by the shire craftsmanship and vision that furniture designer Joseph Walsh presents through his creations. Founding his studio in 1999 Joseph has worked hard to craft his own creative path, self teaching himself everything he knows while pushing the boundaries …

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Imagery of Hans J. Wegner & his creations

Not too long ago Mark brought across some really beautiful looks at the work of internationally celebrated Dane Hans J Wegner, so I thought it would be a little while yet until we’d be visiting his work again. However I was browsing through a few of my favourite destinations on the web earlier and came across these charming photos that I hadn’t seen shared elsewhere, so I couldn’t resist snapping them up. They basically …

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Philippe Starck Furniture Design for the Royal Monceau Hotel

For a little while now a good majority of my posts have been admiring a completed project, so I felt it was time to revisit more process of design with this short film which follows the work of French creative Philippe Starck. The film starts with two gentlemen fabricating one of Philippe’s custom designs in a quaint little studio found in Paris. Later the pair meet up with Philippe …

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