Functional Objects by Bruce Rowe of Anchor Ceramics

It’s great when you hear the mixture of backgrounds that different creatives come from, especially those who ‘make’. In fact, I’m interviewing an interesting individual at the moment who certainly has a wide variety of influences and inspirations, I was shocked to hear all the different angles that he’s explored and the trips that he’s taken abroad. I guess all of this accumulates in …

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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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Serge Mouille, Lighting Designer

As I was perusing through the usual subjects of mid-century design I stumbled across the ever so fantastic Serge Mouille, who seems to have had a recent web design update. Although not totally finished at the moment it looks like the studio will be releasing a publication of photography featuring Serge himself and exclusive imagery from inside the studio. As you know I’m pretty much a sucker for snaps of craftsman at work, so when I saw …

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Vintage Colour Photo Series by Hilda Grahnat

I thought I’d throw a bit of a curve ball into the mix as we bring across a series of photography from Malmö based photographer Hilda Grahnat who has undertaken quite an observational project. Combining a few of her favourite vintage items in sets of colour Hilda provides us with ample classic everyday objects which I felt work as great thought provokers for anyone undertaking a fresh design project. Throughout the series reference is made …

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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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