Why people Love and Hate Le Corbusier

Those that live their lives by strict ideals will always divide the crowds, to many Le Corbusier is the greatest architect that ever lived and to others his arrogance oversaw his talent. What cannot be denied or plainly ignored however is his contribution to global architecture and his legacy that continues to inspire and allure countless generations. Upon the 125th anniversary of Le Corbusier’s birth Swissinfo explore the background behind the …

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Alpine Hut by Ofis Arhitekti

One thing that always puzzles me about architecture, or perhaps architects more specifically, is the way in which many firms present their projects online. You would have thought being design led in their thought process we would see an abundance of imagery and in this case short film that is aimed to really captivate the viewer and get them thinking why traditional housing has its flaws. This void makes photographers like Leslie …

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Furniture Designer: Taylor Donsker

Believe me when I say we’ve seen a lot of craftsmen, creatives, designers and makers over the years and heard many, many stories. Some of these are regularly repeated and you very quickly develop a nose for who is regurgitating the same message and those with genuine drive and passion to create something completely unique. The character we came across this morning in that context falls into the latter bracket, I heard his …

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Short Film on Brooklyn Glass

I’m afraid there’s somewhat of an emphasis on the “short” element of this film today but it’s a project that resonated with me somewhat earlier so I felt it was worthwhile showcasing despite the fact. I’d like it to be a little longer and I’m sure after watching you will too, but it is what it is, and even though this is concise it’s still an insightful project that the Tumblr team have put together. Here we discover the workshop of Brooklyn Glass as a means of …

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Short Film on Harrison McIntosh

Film has been our main weapon of choice over the past few days so I’m going to continue on this note and introduce you all to another captivating character named Harrison McIntosh. Perhaps that’s a little ignorant of me, the fact is many of you may of come across this individuals work previously as Harrison is regarded as one most famous ceramic artists of the Pomona Valley in Southern California and is known internationally. Considered as a …

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Short Film on Tobias Petri by Freunde von Freunden

As times passed and the Freunde von Freunden collective has developed it’s been a big inspiration to take in all the multi-talented individuals that they’ve interviewed the world over. When the project first began they didn’t have the opportunity to branch out of Germany all too often, so when you see they are connecting with “friends of friends” out in the Americas and as far as Mexico and …

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Fire, Clay, Flour by Edible Boston

I believe that to fully appreciate craft and design you have to get involved yourself, and create something that wasn’t around before. Although I’d like to I can’t force new individuals to turn their hand to wood, or clay, or any material for that matter, but what I can trust in is short films like the one I’m sharing this morning that highlights the progressive, wholesome experience of creating with your own fair hands. I know many will watch this …

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Blueware Vases by Glithero

I’m doing the unthinkable today by returning to the same creative who’s work we showcased yesterday, but before we get inundated with complaints I better mention he’s a filmmaker highlighting some really inspiring makers and shakers. Yesterday Petr Krejci introduced us all to the Czech collective that is Vyroben Olesem and today I thought we’d take a look at another collaborative project in his portfolio, London …

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Short Film on Woodturner Robin Wood

It’s not everyday that we are lucky enough to come across a film documenting a maker perfecting their craft, but today I’m excited to highlight the work of woodturner and artisan Robin Wood who is based in Peak District, England. Robin is in fact quite a specialist individual, according to his word he is the only soul in England left turning wood in this traditional way. Unlike other woodturners he uses a manual system of pulleys and levers controlled …

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Documentary on Potter Lisa Hammond

Before you begin this fine week with us I think you better put the kettle on and get comfortable as Goldmark have put together another of their awe inspiring documentaries following the work of a potter in the lead up to their latest exhibition. Today the creative we get introduced to is another English talent named Lisa Hammond who much like Svend Bayer highlighted here in March is heavily influenced by the tradition and style of Japanese …

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Short Film on Wood Turner Liam Flynn

It never ceases to amaze me online how one thing can lead to another, like a subconscious thread connecting everything together. Recently we’ve enjoyed learning more about Japanese craft and wooden objects in particular, the way in which many of these independents emphasise the qualities of the materials they are working with is absolutely incredible. Through discovering the “Place to Gather” project which investigates the …

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The Art of Steam Bending by David Trubridge

We turn our attention now to David Trubridge, one of New Zeland’s most iconic and innovative furniture designers in an engaging short film I enjoyed watching earlier this morning. Created as a means to document the process behind one of the designers creations we are taken inside the company workshop and offered a glimpse of the Sling model being built which is part of the limited edition signature range. As you might of …

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