Wooden Objects by Dairoku at OEN Shop

Although I often talk about furniture, I rarely ever discuss those smaller handmade woodworks. This could be wooden utensils for example, such as spoons and other tools, or even vessels and containers. I guess it’s not all that often that you see craftsmen making such goods, or they’re not really covered online in such a way that it’s appealing on the eye. In my attempt to bridge the gap between content and products that we …

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Short Film on Traditional Craftsman John Neeman

I think in our generation many of us have never seen a professional blacksmith at work, the way of modern life doesn’t dictate the need for hand crafted tools, time has simply moved on. This being said, especially in our own archive this lack of need for this trade has become a want, because seeing objects being crafted the traditional way has become a real rare and fascinating sight. It’s rather comical that something that was on …

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Collection of Work by Sculptor David Esterly

If I’m honest I struggled to piece together a set of David Esterly’s creations in the candid style we prefer, I did however manage it with a little digging around so here we are with some wood carvings which are absolutely incredible. I think what we really need to be sharing here is a short film of David crafting these beautiful pieces by hand, as what a talented fellow he is and an obvious master of the art. The artist really has trans …

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ColsenKeane Leather Goods

I found this inspiring video on leather goods company ColsenKeane, definitely worth viewing on this bright but wet Friday morning here in England. Founder Scott Hofert takes us into his workshop and his daily job, showing us what it’s like to be in their workshop cutting the leather and stitching together all these beautiful leather made goods. Scott has spent the last 25 years travelling to over 40 different countries and this inspi …

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