Ceramics by Justine Allison

Often you find out a lot about a creative by their ‘about’ or ‘bio’ page, I like to hear what they have to say and what their inspirations are, whether it be as a maker or a designer. Through all these years finding and sourcing inspiration for the site I have come across many common traits that connect these individuals together in certain ways. One such idea is the mixture of functionality and aesthetic beauty. Obviously, in the craft sector …

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A Modernist in Suburbia, Kenneth Wood Architect

Usually I try to find some sort of film to inspire me each week, it’s been a category on the site that we’ve enjoyed filling up over the years. It also seems like a lot of people respond to film in a positive way, I guess when you can see and hear at the same time all the senses come alive, even if you are looking at a computer screen. Hopefully you’ll admire and pick up some inspiration from …

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Photographic Artist Jan Hardisty

Although I’m not necessarily an ‘art’ buff, I still find myself getting inspired by a multitude of artists both from the past and present. A link between those that do inspire me is an element of abstraction, such as Picasso or Salvador Dali, maybe even Alexander Calder to throw a sculptural artist in the mix. So when I came across photographic artist Jan Hardisty this week I felt like it was definitely worthy of a post and further …

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Architectural Photography by Ippei Shinzawa

When it comes to architecture most just snoop around design firms websites, checking out the houses and admiring the images in different portfolios. But I seem to find myself looking more and more at the credits section where they associate each photographer with a specific house or collection of photographs, it gives me a chance to search up this creative and see what else they have on offer. Often the photographers selection …

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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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Sara Flynn Exhibition at Erskine, Hall & Coe

I thought we’d return with a little update on Erskine, Hall and Coe today as they run a great deal of exhibitions that are well worth making a trip to see. They introduced me previously to the work of Mexican artist Gustavo Perez, which I highlighted to a few of you here, and today I was pleased to come across an artist working a bit closer to home, Sara Flynn who’s based in Cork, Ireland. Her exhibition at Erskine closes on Thursday so I …

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Seating, Lighting and Storage Inspiration at Augustus Greaves

Some cracking inspiration that I found on my travels today, this time a bit more local to us at Augustus Greaves, based between Oxford and London. They specialise in selling pieces of design, whether it’s objects such as vases or lights, or furniture and tables, I decided to pick up a selection from their website today for all of you to admire. I have to admit it’s been a little while since I’ve …

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Lennon’s Poster by Peter Dean

I like creative people because they go that extra mile, even if it makes them look a little obsessed and, dare I say it, crazy. It doesn’t matter, it’s being created and that’s it, which is exactly the kind of attitude that pushes the boundaries of what we conceive possible. I love this idea that through not accepting what is presented to you, new and exciting projects are instantly given life. Take this project documented in the film below as a …

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Adam Currie Photographs the Barbican

One of the things I love about what we do here is the connections we make, and the diversity that this presents. Some days we strive to preserve the legacy that an individual has left behind, others feature creatives in their prime, and today we highlight the handiwork of someone just starting out and experimenting with a style that they can call their own. Soon to be architect and avid film photographer Adam Currie enters into our ever …

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Blueware Vases by Glithero

I’m doing the unthinkable today by returning to the same creative who’s work we showcased yesterday, but before we get inundated with complaints I better mention he’s a filmmaker highlighting some really inspiring makers and shakers. Yesterday Petr Krejci introduced us all to the Czech collective that is Vyroben Olesem and today I thought we’d take a look at another collaborative project in his portfolio, London …

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Crockery by Max Lamb

I’ve been meaning to post about Max Lamb for many months now, If I recall correctly I think I wrote a little piece on him a year ago which was about his collaboration with Dunhill on a chair. It was an interesting project but for some reason or another I’ve never got around to posting up more of his independent work, such as his little items in the Makers and Brothers shop. It’s a real shame since he’s one inspiring individual who designs some …

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Design Auction, Phillips de Pury

It’s really great when you come across a selection of objects that have been designed by some great individuals, not only that but they’ve been taken professionally by a proper photographer in a nice setting. You’ll be surprised how frustrating it can be when the images are too small or of bad quality to showcase, in my opinion a lot of these objects need to be documented so the younger generation of designers can learn from them. Naturally the …

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