Hans J. Wegner Short Films by BlackBird for Carl Hansen & Son

Next week I think I’ll get myself down to The Midcentury Show taking place at Lords in London. It wil be my first time but I’m looking forward to seeing some nice furniture and other goods up-close, preferably the classics that have aged well and have stayed modern over the years. To me it’s always more interesting to see the older models rather than newer models, although manufacture …

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Lost Ceremony – Ghosts in the Workshop by Adam Marelli

I haven’t covered an exhibition in a while and I thought this specific project perfectly summed up the inspirations here on the site, actually it’s almost uncanny the parallels between the two. The project as a whole focuses on Japanese Master Craftsmen as an endangered species, and has been part of photographer Adam Marelli’s multi year study on the uncertain future of ancient traditions. As …

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Green Tea Inspiration at Hibiki-an

It’s great finding new inspiration in all different fields, the blog is the perfect place for us to get our thoughts out there and put our own twist on certain subjects, ones that don’t get much light on other websites. I guess in this life everything is interconnected and our daily lives, or things we choose to make a part of our lives, influence our perception and make us become more aware of our surroundings and influences. Personally, I gain …

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The Successor of Kakiemon: The Story of the Kakiemon Porcelain Dynasty

I’m not usually the one bringing over videos or short films on to the blog, Daniel, my partner in crime, usually has that base covered. He’s got a great eye for sniffing out the best in the film department, whether that be on Vimeo or through other parts of the web. But today I think I might have pipped him to the post, I discovered this short trailer for an upcoming movie named ‘The Successor of …

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Film Series on Yukinori Jinnohara

It’s fair to say we have quite a healthy obsession with Japan and their craftsmanship/design. I think it’s easy to admire the fact that in many areas they’ve been driven by the concept of preserving their tradition and heritage of making. Unfortunately here in the West we’ve lost touch with many disciplines that others considered our bread and butter previously, so it’s refreshing to see this humble attachment to craft by Yukinori …

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Documentary on Potter Svend Bayer

Acknowledging a running theme of traditional craft with the daily line up, I thought I’d introduce a documentary I recently viewed which follows the work of English Potter Svend Bayer. Given we have shared lots of ceramics and pottery in the past I felt the need to source a project that would expand on what we have already highlighted and this twenty minute film does exactly this. If you have an interest not only in the …

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