Just like the famous modernist architects who wanted to ‘live with nature’, I am very much enjoying these objects by French designer Maxime Bellaunay who also has a similar concept of combining nature into his design work. Maxime uses the raw material as his first point of exploration, looking a
After last month’s successful release of the AJI PROJECT collection on our online shop, we are pleased to update their page with new works and all new photography! This particular project uses the stone found in the small town of Aji in Japan to produce these modern, handcrafted objects for th
What is the real attraction of brutalist and monolithic form? I know many seem to despise concrete or stone in the home, saying it’s too cold and it evokes no warmth. Used smartly though there’s an earthy and deep quality that the aesthetically attuned can attest to. I am one of those. M
There’s something quite primal about the action of building. When a child stacks buildings blocks it for sure enhances their problem-solving abilities, building self-esteem as we successfully construct something using our own hands. Of course there’s also the aspect of challenging our li
Stone integrated into furniture has definitely become a big of a trend. I came across Korean designer Lee Sisan’s work and I think he takes stone furniture to another level with these stunning metallic forms. By integrating large stones in both innovative and functional ways the end result is
Mineral Design consists of design duo Aurelie Abadie and Sauques Samuel. These two talented creatives focus on the notion of sensitive space. Part of this exploration revolves around the idea of rock and glass, literally filling or juxtaposing a piece of glass with stone. The metaphor to replace emp
Imagine providing a caveman with the advanced tools that allow him to create stunning sculptures and furnishings while forcing him to use only the materials that are available to him as the base for those creations. If that caveman had an eye for balance and beauty it’s likely that he would end up
There have been countless comparisons made between humans, nature and our harmonious or conflicting relationship. It’s is no wonder then that designers through the years have also experimented with blending characteristics from both worlds in to their work. London-based Katharina Eisenkoeck is
It was the architect Louis H. Sullivan who first coined the term ‘form over function’ back in 1896. This principle states that the form of a specific design or object should be chosen based solely on its intended function or purpose. Dutch artist Aldo Bakker follows this principle in all
Duccio Maria Gambi, shows us, through his work, how almost nothing in this world should be thrown away and that everything, with creativity, can be made beautiful and serve a purpose.
Paris-based interior architect and designer Stéphane Parmentier has to be commended for his ability to stray from the rules and make works that have links to everyday life but also have elements of frivolity.
We present the sculptural work of Toronto-based artist Jen Aitken who takes references from our urban environment and translates these in to sculpture that might stir something inside of us.