Ceramic Objects by Tara Shackell

Today I’m going to highlight some incredible ceramic work by Tara Shackwell, a ceramic artist living and working in Melbourne. I’ve come across her work several times before and I thought it was about time I showcased it on the site, it’s one of those things where it seems like fate. Tara mainly makes functional tableware which is quite appealing in itself, I like how pottery can bring this out in people, you get to sit and contemplate how you …

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Projects by Marianne Brandt

Who doesn’t love the Bauhaus? I’m certainly an admirer and in the next week I’ll be looking to venture out towards the Barbican before the ‘Bauhaus: Art as Life’ exhibition finishes in London, it would be a great shame to miss it since it looks fantastic. I’m one of these guys who’s got an obsessive compulsive disorder in terms of design, I’m constantly learning off new creatives from all different sectors, I’m quite the book worm and …

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An Interview with Toshiko Takaezu by D.B.Long

Now I know this film is slightly old but I thought it would be a great piece for all of you watch today, I haven’t seen it before and the views seem surprisingly low so I’m guessing others haven’t either. It’s a short interview produced by D.B.Long with ceramic artist Toshiko Takaezu, someone who Daniel’s discussed here before, so you may have seen her work knocking around in the archives …

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Carl Auböck, In the Workshop

Hopefully this post will get you very very inspired, the photography featured here is pretty astonishing to say the least and I’m very lucky to be showcasing it to you all today. As you probably know from previous posts I’m a big fan of Carl Auböck and his creations, it’s great to look back at these past designers and see their influence, also to see how they used to work and what methods they used to use to make these items. I doubt …

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Tableware by Magnus Stephensen

I’m not really a specialist on silverware as such, I have a bit of a push pull relationship with objects of shine and that element of lure. Although I’m quite the functionalist at heart I’ve been drawn to objects with that in-between for a fair while now and this tableware by Magnus Stephensen for Georg Jensen is a perfect example of that. Magnus was a bit of a legend in my eyes, he graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of …

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Atmosphere & Philosophy, When Objects Work

Today I thought you might appreciate this brilliant selection of imagery from the When Objects Work website. This company was founded by Beatrice de Lafontaine in 2001 after a career in the bespoke interior decoration business. The Belgian company produces and distributes exclusive objects designed by leading designers and architects, such as Shigeru Ban and John Pawson, whose work has a minimal and simple aesthetic. In fact I’ve …

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Tortoise Life, A Look Inside

Every so often I come across shops that resonate with me and seem to be on the same wavelength as us who work here, usually these stores sell totally abstract functional products or items that I’ve never seen before. It’s a pleasure to view objects like these seen here and it peaks my interest in design again, captures something my mind that makes me analyse how a human would use these and what sort of environment they …

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Furniture and Objects at City Furniture

Wow, I’ve been having an incredible time this morning searching through the City Furniture website. It’s an online design gallery specialising in 20th century furniture, they also sell other objects such as lighting and ceramic works, if you’re lucky enough you can even catch some art/sculpture in the shop. Although I couldn’t find too much information on these guys it’s actually based in Belgium with every item being sold through the …

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Designed Objects by Carl Auböck

After searching through the Leslie Williamson archives on her blog I came across this fantastic photo from the Handcrafted Modern book of the stuff on Walter Gropius’ desk. As I was routing around for more information it struck me that a fair few of the objects on the desk, mainly the stone and brass pieces, were made by the one and only Carl Auböck. Carl was an Austrian designer and painter he’s regarded as one of the most accom …

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Knoll Space

This weekend I’ve been taking some serious inspiration from Knoll and a section on their website titled “Space”. It’s basically an interactive tour of inspirational residences which feature classic and new designs from Knoll, showcasing ideas on how to make the most out of your space. Knoll was originally founded in 1938 and the company is very much rooted in design, working with like minded individuals and …

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Ceramics and Objects by Sfera

A blog worth visiting is that of Iain Claridge, a small independent design studio based in Bristol, England. They’re regularly showcasing some inspiring imagery and great design related works, so today I decided to put together something that I spotted on their blog a few days back, the works of Sfera. Although Iain Claridge captured some images they didn’t really delve into the company as such so I thought it would be nice to do …

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Mario Dal Fabbro Sculptures

I have to say, when I came across these sculptures by designer, writer, craftsman and sculptor Mario Dal Fabbro they really did blow me away, I took an instant liking to them. I also enjoyed the imagery and close-up details, all of which were taken by Maison Gerard where they’ll be holding an exhibition and opening reception in New York on the 22nd of February to the 30th of March, 2012. As I started to delve into the …

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