Short Film on Blacksmith Joe Elliot

Not too long ago Mark brought us a great little film from American boot maker Danner and today we are heading back their way for another short film about a blacksmith named Joe Elliot. It seems pretty logical for Danner to profile the work of Joe in this way, as both of their products are immersed in a consideration for mastery within craftsmanship. Joe has been working as a blacksmith for over thirty years now and handcrafts …

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Furniture by Jason Lewis

Chicago-based designer/maker Jason Lewis creates these beautiful pieces of furniture in his studio, which includes seating, tables, storage units, and other customs items. From what I’ve read up Jason worked as an apprentice to Bauhaus guru Berthold Schwaiger, who’s an award-winning furniture master craftsman. Schwaiger unfortunately passed away in 2006, but he will be forever known for his complex engineering …

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Machine by Matthew Harrington

We see a collaboration of Matthew’s in this short film as director Matt Harrington linked up with craftsman Matt Machine to showcase one beautiful custom motorcycle, put together by hand. I’m definitely not a biker but I really enjoyed the craft elements in this short film. I think there’s a real art to building anything by hand and we can view some great snapshots of the bike being put together in the film below. For the most part we …

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Townsend Bay Soap Co. by The Motley

Our friends over at The Motley recently created this nice video piece showcasing Townsend Bay Soap Company, a producer of handmade bar soap and products for bath and body. It was founded by Carol Middelburg in 1999 using only the finest ingredients and essential oils and they have decided to collaborate on some soap for The Motley to sit inside their shop. So Matthew Taylor Ruggieri decided to hop on over to …

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Empress of the North Animation by Drew Christie

Evening all, if you’d like to join me in watching this little animation by Drew Christie which is packed full of character and atmosphere. If you’re a regular here you’ll know we are big fans of anything handmade, so this sombre animation was just the tonic needed on what has turned out to be quite a depressing day. I know everyone will have read this on the internet over and over again but we both genuinely feel quite …

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Excavations by De Intuïtiefabriek

De Intuïtiefabriek is a collective of four female designers, all graduated from the Design Academy in Eindhoven, Netherlands. Recently they’ve been working on a book titled ‘Excavations’ which gives an overview of a project that was launched at Design Basel last June. This project presented a unique collection of treasures all imagined by the designers themselves, these objects are supposed to reveal a …

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Imagery from Riley Salyards

I’ve not come across Amsterdam’s very own Riley Salyards before but browsing through her blog it quickly became evident that she was a creator. Nobody takes photo’s like these unless they are creative and like the fine details, the texture, and that classic rustic/handmade feel. It actually turns out that Riley works in fashion as a textile designer, although from time to time you might find her making some …

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