Wooden Lights and Vessels by Laszlo Tompa

I’m constantly amused by the internet, you set off looking for one very specific topic and it often throws you completely in another direction. One thing I’m sure you’ve seen us mention previously is the fact we’d like to highlight more work here in Europe that takes on similar design sensibilities to that of Japan, the Scandinavian countries often find a nice parallel but other representatives are typically tucked away and hard to come by …

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Hand Blown Glassware by Sempli Design

How about we add some superb glass tumblers and vessels into the mix today. I’m a big admirer of functional items that serve a humble purpose in day to day life, often the ones we take for granted and that slip in to the back of our mind without a second thought. These tumblers by Sempli remind me of this exact scenario, and surprisingly they haven’t gone unnoticed in this day and age where we tend to favour flamboyancy and egotism. You’ll see …

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Furniture Design by Marco Guazzini

Mark brought across some fantastic architecture yesterday from the good folks at Fujiwaramuro studio, I was especially impressed with their interior design and the general layout they opted for within the respective homes featured. There was a real emphasis put on generating a simplistic and natural environment with the inclusion of plants, an abundance of natural lighting and furniture of rather organic form. This latter element was some …

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Gulliver House by Be-Fun Architects

Considering the Christmas break it would seem this week is finishing before it’s begun, since today has been our first full day back in the office. Nevertheless it’s always good to clear the decks and come through with a fresh line up so I’ve been on the hunt for a little architecture to compliment the film and ceramics that have reached your screens in the past few days. I found exactly the sort of project I was looking for out in the Japan …

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Architecture and Interior Design by Robert Mills

The great thing about this job is that you get to discover, you’re always learning fresh approaches, concepts, and ideals from all over the world. The blog is like a melting pot for us and I get a great deal of satisfaction from looking at how individuals on the other side of the world view everyday design. Today I’ve been on the browse for a slice of architecture and I’ve really been enjoying the work of Robert Mill who is a leading residential archi …

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Short Film on Sculptor Richard Serra

You might have noticed the blog going a little quiet over the past few days, I just want to come through and apologise on that front. I hadn’t come across a project that has really gripped or enticed me, and we feel compelled to try and offer something insightful here when we do post. Which is why I’ve waited and thankfully found this short film on sculptor Richard Serra as he graces new ground in his work, erecting his first sculpture in South …

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Inspirational Structures by Takeshi Hosaka Architects

Usually we’re known for highlighting lesser-known independents who work on smaller scale projects. Takeshi Hosaka is quite the opposite of that, being a much bigger architecture firm who’ve worked on some big projects over the years, they’re also recognised internationally for their good work (recently winning quite a few awards and being posted quite a lot around the web). Takeshi …

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Archipelago House by Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

I’ve been on the hunt for a bit of architecture, I think Mike Dorsey’s project brought Mr Neutra to the forefront of my mind again, I really can’t wait to see his finished documentary. Of course I could highlight another of Neutra’s beautiful designs today but I thought I’d see if any more contemporary constructions entered into this school of thought, and luckily I came across this place – the Arch …

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Vessels & More at Higashiya Shop

A rather enticing selection of vessels at Japanese store Higashiya, who seem to have quite a variety in their online shop. All these different categories of inspiration can sometimes be overwhelming, but it’s something that I think both of us here have adapted to. This blog is the perfect place to shed light on things that are inspiring, even if that falls into a totally different category to what we’ve talked about before (hopefully every now and then we surprise …

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Interior Spaces and Details by Takeshi Hirobe Architects

As they say, “it’s all in the details”. Takeshi Hirobe Architects proves this statement true with their awe inspiring houses, I’ve never come across interior spaces with such precision and individuality. I’d like to point out a few things to start off this post, firstly check out the above picture with the wonderful lines and quirky shapes throughout. The stairs for example are just terrific, I like the relationship …

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Works by Verónica Jaramillo’s Ceramic Workshop

I’ve been on a serious hunt for some ceramics over the past week or so. I didn’t want to settle for something of lesser quality, that’s not my style, and it wasn’t really on my list to pull a selection from Japan again since I’ve turned to there a lot lately in search of inspiration. So I took an indirect route and discovered these creations made by Verónica Jaramillo’s ceramic workshop in …

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Fray Leon House by 57 Studio Architects

I thought I’d begin the week with a slice of architecture as I’ve not come across too much myself since thursday’s film with the one and only Jen’s Risom. Today I’ve opted for more of a recent build with this contemporary design from Chile, created by architectural firm 57 Studio. I felt what really made Jens’ home was the careful selection of interesting objects around the home within quite an understated and simplistic house design …

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