The Pretzel Chair by George Nelson

George Nelson is one of my all time favourite designers (yes, I know I’ve got many) and is possibly one of the most important influential figures in American design. Like most of the creatives that I look up to he tended to cross through different areas, whether it be a graphic artist, an architect, an exhibition designer, or even a production designer, he covered all the bases. Some of you may know him for his creative and …

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Mobiles, Stabiles and Sculptures by Alexander Calder

In my article on CY Twombly a few weeks back I promised that I’d explore the works of Alexander Calder sometime in the near future. That day is today, I’m going to shed some thoughts on the individual, why he inspired me and also use this post to present some wonderful works that he’s created in the past. His mobiles were what really struck a chord with me, I saw a selection at the …

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Photo Preview of Rizzoli’s Rooftop Gardens Book

We are quickly amounting a great number of books here in the office, in fact we often joke at the need to open our doors up as a library. So today I thought I’d share something as a nod towards New York based publisher Rizzoli who are responsible for many books on our shelves. Leslie Williamson’s handcrafted modern is one of these, so with this delightful release as a reference I thought we could all take a look at …

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Kinfolk Dinner – Brooklyn, New York Short Film

I really love what Kinfolk do and the way they go about things which is why I almost feel obliged to share their work when they create things. I guess I feel by doing so not only am I believing in what they put out there but also everyone that is involved in each project too, because they really seem to thrive off of collaboration which is refreshing and inspiring to see. I’ve always admired their willingness to give new individuals an …

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Short Film on Violin Maker Sam Zygmuntowicz

We love seeing masters at work here, In terms of inspiration it’s just incredible to see the passion of someone who’s been doing what they love for year upon year. This would be a fitting description of Brooklyn based Violin Maker Sam Zygmuntowicz who we get to see under the microscope in this fantastic short film that filmmaker Dustin Cohen has put together. There’s something quite special about a Violin, I …

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Interview with New York Based Photographer Brian W. Ferry

Why it’s taken us so long to include Brian W Ferry into our interview lineup is a little beyond us, he is now however so if you haven’t yet read our recent conversation it’s quite an honest account from the New York based photographer. On a personal note it was really interesting to receive Brian’s responses back as we learned a little more about the man behind the …

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Wooden Wheel Printer by Postalco

Postalco is a creative company that we’ve got a strong admiration for, they make some beautiful everyday objects in unison with the traditional methods which have been used in Japan for countless decades. Mark recently voiced recognition of this project on the sites dedicated facebook page, however this was before a film of the contraption working was released online. So I’ve brought it into the format for all of us to enjoy …

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Elephant Ceramics, Brooklyn, NY Photographed by Jennifer Causey

I found this gem of a series today which is part of The Makers Project by Jennifer Causey, a photographer that’s been on my watch list for quite sometime now. We actually wrote a post on the project a while back but I thought this particular one was definitely worth pointing out as we visit the studio of ceramicist Michele Michael of Elephant Ceramics. Michele designs and …

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Short Film & Imagery from Made by Project New York

Today I’d just like to point everyone’s attention towards a school of thought that recently gathered in New York at the Made by Project, which has been summarised for us all by president Andrew Pollard in the short film below. A number of you may recognise various names and faces that have crept quietly into our content in the past, like Markus Uran of Metsa, or Caesy Oney of …

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Set of Portraiture from Photographer Jody Rogac

Jody Rogac is a creative that we’ve crossed paths with previously, we’ve even showcased some of her work before but we didn’t directly speak on her involvement, more that of the Dana Lee’s menswear collections that she’s beautifully shot over the years. So browsing over her portfolio today I realised how overdue Jody was a dedicated spot that highlighted her portrait photography alone, so here it is for us all to admire …

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THE SOURCE by E. Conor Hagen for Mast Brothers Chocolate

I’m sure you’re probably all sick of chocolate by now after Christmas and New Year? I’ve still got lots left that I don’t really want to consume, but it’s definitely nowhere near as nice as this chocolate made by the Mast Brothers. I don’t know how I missed this, since it’s over two months old, but it’s such an enjoyable video and was a perfect start to my early Friday morning …

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Bespoke Lighting by The Lindsey Adelman Studio

I really enjoyed watching the process that Bocci undertook in creating their wonderful bespoke lights last week, so I went on the hunt for a little more handcrafted glassware this morning with my eventual destination being the Lindsey Adelman Studio in New York. After taking a short while to browse and learning a little about how the studio creates each piece, I gathered up a up a little imagery which I resonated …

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