A Place To Gather Short Film

It’s projects and people like this that make my day, those immersed in their own creative bubble, striving to create products that have life and soul, quality and purpose. If you’ve not caught the latest film by Jamie and Keith they’ve been asked by the Crafts Council of Ireland to put together a comprehensive curation of craft and design which follows a few familiar faces to us and introduces a few new ones also. Our own interview with Irish …

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Short Film on Rohan Anderson’s Smokehouse

One of the things I love about the work I undertake each day is that you never know what you are going to find, the internet is such a vast and powerful tool, much like the sea you never know what it’s going to present on its shore. Of course not everything is useful and I can assure you we’ve seen and heard just about everything in over five years of searching for content each day. Which makes unearthing the elusive, engaging and …

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Short Film on Sculptor Paula Winokur

We are consciously trying not to let ceramics and pottery take over, with an abundance of this type of content floating around the web currently it’s a very precise balancing act to maintain. Something that doesn’t come along every day however is an insightful short film that investigates the style and background of a ceramic artist, so I’m including this today as it may have been here there and everywhere come tomorrow. This features a …

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Freunde von Freunden interview Ole Martin Hansen

With all eyes on London as the Olympic games progress it looks like Freunde von Freunden thought it was the perfect moment to showcase some creative talent from the English capital, so today we visit the work of a young Norwegian who runs his own smokehouse in Stoke Newington. Staying true to four generations of the Hansen and Lydersen family craft, Ole Hansen has taken …

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Short film on Aaron Rose and The Watts Towers

I was really inspired this morning by the story of Simon Rodia and his desire to create the monumental sculpture that is the Watt Towers in Los Angles with such a humble and workman like manner. I have to admit his name is one I haven’t crossed paths with on the internet before today, however The Avant Garde Diaries put together this short film on artist Aaron Rose recently and Mr …

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The Long 8 Chair by Natanel Gluska

This project was somewhat of a surprise for me this morning in that I was expecting one style of furniture and in the end I found myself admiring something completely different. Initially I stumbled across Natanel Gluska’s freeform chair constructed out of fibreglass, which reminded me a lot of some of the chairs that were being designed in the mid-century modern era. However, delving a little deeper into the project I found myself taken a …

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Minuscule Chair by Cecille Manz

Browsing around this morning I found myself enjoying this short film on modern day designer Cecille Manz, who I have to admit I’m not all that familiar with. I was however really taken with her Minuscule chair design and given that Fritz Hansen who put the film together offer her work alongside that of Arne Jacobson, Hans J Wegner and Poul Kjaerholm I was intrigued to learn more. Like these master designers before her Cecille has a consid …

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Made Here Series: Folk Fibers

The Levi’s Made Here series is a project we’ve highlighted in the past yet until today I hadn’t noticed any further developments. I’m glad they’ve come through with another short film however as we get introduced to the talented Maura Ambrose who is responsible for Folk Fibers, a company she set up in order to market her handmade quilts in Austin, Texas. Like many creatives we’ve come across in the past Maura defined her business …

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Violin Maker Melvin Goldsmith

At lunch we both came across this short video by Crane TV that really captured our imagination, it’s a piece which features violin maker Melvin Goldsmith. Melvin is a very talented man and made his first violin at the age of 12, his Grandfather taught him the ropes and happened to be a decent amateur violin maker himself. So technically he’s been making violins for for around 32 years which is quite astonishing if you ask me, and the pro …

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Twisted Bread from Kinfolk Volume 4

We return to the creative collaboration that is Kinfolk magazine and their delightful supplementary content, with only seven day’s left until the fourth issue is released. Once again filmmaking extraordinaires Tiger in the Jar return to the fold to capture the recipe of avid foodie blogger Tara O’Brady and photographer Nikole Herriott who also makes up one half of the father daughter team that is Herriott Grace. If I’m being honest I’ve not …

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Film on Danish Potter: Anne Mette Hjortshøj

It’s time to put the kettle on and get a little comfortable in your chair as this project, much like the art of pottery, isn’t for those in a hurry. If you do have spare time on your hands and an avid interest in seeing individuals create one of a kind objects however then you’re in for a real treat, as we visit the work of Dane Anne Mette Hjortshøj and her pottery studio courtesy of the good folks at Goldmark art. The short documentary provides …

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Short film on Ron Radziner and his home

I’ve been doing a little internet digging and I’ve come across this short film on the principal designer at Marmol Radziner which provides further context into the design of his own home. I was delighted to find this project as there doesn’t seem to be an abundance of films online featuring modern architects, especially those with a portfolio of this quality. Founded in 1989 Marmol Radziner is an ongoing collaboration between Leo Marmol and …

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