Furniture from the Elijah Leed Studio

I bumped in to the studio of Elijah Leed last week and I was pleasently surprised with my findings, as initially I didn’t set out to discover a furniture designer of any sort. So it was not only great to see some simplistic forms, I also liked the idea that all of these were made out of reclaimed materials. I think this takes the design process to a whole new level when you have to use what’s already around you. In some ways you have boundaries, and in …

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Ray Kappe: His Home, Influences and Processes

I stumbled into a few pieces of content that revolved around architect Ray Kappe and his work, so it seemed right to capture them in one group and discuss some thoughts across the board. Whilst browsing on the Kappe+DU architecture page I came across their blog section that keeps you up to date with their ongoings, most of it is the usual information that firms write about such as event …

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Green Tea Inspiration at Hibiki-an

It’s great finding new inspiration in all different fields, the blog is the perfect place for us to get our thoughts out there and put our own twist on certain subjects, ones that don’t get much light on other websites. I guess in this life everything is interconnected and our daily lives, or things we choose to make a part of our lives, influence our perception and make us become more aware of our surroundings and influences. Personally, I gain …

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Collecting Lacquer with Kenji Suzuki

It’s not often that I bring films into the archive, Daniel tends to have a knack for finding the best on the web in the fields of art, design and craft. But today I came across this short piece that doesn’t have any commentary, but has very simple filming and features some curious ongoings. In fact, I’ve been studying the processes behind lacquerware and the methods they use over the last few months which led me onto this short film that showcases …

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Photography by Cody Cobb

American based photographer Cody Cobb is such a talent in my eyes, in fact this will be the fourth time I’ve brought across a selection of his work over on to our platform, which I’m sure has to be some sort of record. His photos bring a sense of adventure to the table with such a considered eye. It’s not just the fact that he’s photographing stunning scenery, he frames each location meticulously and in the process pulls the viewers attention to subtle text …

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Beyond the Gardens Series by Lonelyleap

I’ve just realised that I’ve not found or wrote about any good films lately, which is shame because we’ve showcased so many terrific independent filmmakers over the years. To break my streak I’m bringing forward this video series that I came across yesterday which I thought was something quite special and seemed to strike a chord with me personally. At the moment I get inspired by greenery and all things zen, I especially like the …

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Set of Imagery by YoungDoo Moon

The stunning film photography by Nick Hand and Andrew Paynter in our latest feature with Hiut Denim got me a little hungry for some more, so I tracked down a set of beautifully captured medium format shots by Korean creative YoungDoo Moon earlier today. This particular set was taken after reading the book of author Robyn Griggs Lawrence and drawing inspiration from the words found in “the wabi-sabi …

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Set of Imagery from Jake Stangel

American photographer Jake Stangel re-enters into the archive today with a set of photography packed full of rich landscape, soft sunlight and enough trees to start a wildfire. Based in San Francisco, which seems to be one of the worlds hotbeds for photographic talent, Jake has shot work for lots admirable clients such as Wieden + Kennedy, Dwell and that little company that everyone loves, Apple. Crawling across his website, which by …

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The Inspirations and Works of Potter Len Castle

Aha! Here we go again, more pottery and ceramics. This time in the form of New Zealand potter Len Castle who received a CBE for Services to Pottery and has also been awarded many merits over his lifetime for his work in the creative arts. Although he sadly passed away at the age of 86 in 2011 his work still lives on and it’s fantastic to see not only his pieces, which are magical and quite unbelievable, but also his insp …

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Bonsai by Colby Waller

Bonsai’s are quite an interesting subject and have been an on and off fascination of mine for a little while , it’s a shame but you never seem to hear much about them on the internet. Last night I stumbled across this video by Colby Waller about the Nation Bonsai Museum in Washington D.C. arboretum. The arboretum is a living museum where trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants are cultivated for scientific and …

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Set of Imagery from Wakabayashi Hayato

We strive to provide our readers with something different here on the site, so something different we shall provide in this selection of botanical gardens photographed by Japanese creative Wakabayashi Hayato. In the winter months I think it’s important to remind ourselves of the bright colours and eye catching shapes in the design of nature, after all it’s not all doom and gloom. I’ve brought across quite a concise set …

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Landscapes By Cody Cobb

I couldn’t help but return to the eye pleasing portfolio of Seatle based photographer Cody Cobb, his style really sits well with my own tastes in photography. I’m sure there will be those that feel this is more of the same, but in all honesty I think if something is great then why not return to it for further inspiration. Cody always presents us we these idyllic, untouched, uncluttered and natural scenes that you can just frame on a wall and still not …

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