Objects of Use, Oxford

I’m always on the lookout for shops and places displaying honest well-made objects which are both functional and visually appealing. I often find myself taking the simplest of objects and being immersed in the details and intricacies within. The ones which look great on a shelf and do an equally impressive job doing what they’ve been made to do. One shop I came across which instantly caught my eye was Objects of Use in Oxford, England …

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Architectural, Interior & Furniture Inspiration at Al Que Quiere

Looking for some wacky and wonderful inspiration in the design field? Look no further than Al Que Quiere, it’s been my go to site for a little while and I always seem to end up there through my reader. Although some of the designs and photographs are slightly off-beat for my personal style, you can’t help but admire and chuckle at some of these shots that are both vivid in colour and ironic …

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Paper & Tea, Berlin

I love coming across shops that are on the same wavelength as our own. Some may see this as a conflict of interest, but I see it as supporting a certain thinking pattern and lifestyle that we admire. The more people that get involved and become aware of crafts and design in general, the greater amount of people we have thinking responsibly about objects and how things function in their life. Whether that be furniture, architecture, items …

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Ceramics and Objects at Everyday Needs Store

It’s not often that I come across shops or creatives in New Zealand, we’ve swayed towards Japan in recent months but there are also some fantastic things going on in other parts of the world. Particularly that side near Australia is where I’m seeing lots of creative communities pop-up and exhibit exciting work, this store that I’ve know about for a while named Everyday Needs is …

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Lifestyle and Product Imagery at Kitanosumaisekkeisha

We’re regularly on the lookout for inspiring photography and lifestyle imagery, it’s definitely a good reference for us in the shop since it gives us ideas and tips for our own, it’s also refreshing to see how objects could be used in different environments. Take for example this shop in Japan that I came across named Kitanosumaisekkeisha (very much a mouthful I know), they’ve done …

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Plus Minus Zero Wire Ware Designed by Naoto Fukasawa

A simple but unique selection by Plus Minus Zero in Japan, designed by the one and only Naoto Fukasawa. I suppose when you’re a famous designer it gives you the chance to work on some interesting projects, this particular company being one of them who has given Naoto Fukasawa full design direction. I’m guessing this wasn’t a natural evolution as such, since Plus Minus Zero …

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