Who doesn’t enjoy learning more about the making process? Indigo dyeing is such a mystical and unique craft that turns a simple leaf in to a wonderful deep dark blue. Japanese studio Mori Kougei have intertwined this ancient craft with their classic woodworking skill. By using local dyers in t
Tadao Ando is a very divisive architect. I suppose when you are talking about minimalism, you tend to have a small group who rally behind an artist’s work and then those who like to play down the significance of such strict adherence to one’s values. I see Ando as a disciplined practitio
It’s very difficult to showcase the hard work and dedication that goes on behind the scenes to craft exquisite works of art through imagery alone. Japanese woodworking studio Mori Kougei has multiple facets to their making process that are note-worthy. This new short film does a great job of break
I remember back in 2012 purchasing the first book by Makoto Azuma titled ‘Encylopedia of Flowers’. Drawn in by the book design by Kenya Hara, a designer who helps MUJI with their own branding and image, I then became fascinated by artist Makoto Azuma’s work itself and his stunning
Thanks to the tone in this short documentary piece by Boyter & Pope they were really able to capture the urgency needed to protect the different crafts that are slowly dwindling in Japan.
This project by Japanese designer Azuma Makoto has him experiment with the great outdoors, taking his flower arranging to the snowy plains of Hokkaido in Japan to create a sculpture.
Germans Ermics, a Latvian designer currently based in Amsterdam, recently collaborated with Frame to make a short film that explores his use of glass to make unique pieces of furniture.
Robert Wiezorek is a German filmmaker who undertook the project of documenting the work of a traditional pottery workshop called Asahiyaki in Uji, a city just south of Kyoto in Japan.
Today I wanted a highlight a short film produced by Break Water Studios, they have put together a video on talented stained glass craftsman Norbert Sattler who resides in Nova Scotia, Canada.
The fantastic short film by Seattle-based filmmaker Taylor Hawkins explores the work made by a series of talented lacquer craftsman in Aizuwakamatsu, a city in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan.
Garry Fabian Miller is an artist who specialises in 'camera-less' photographs. He creates these by using various light sources on light sensitive paper, thus creating unusual and interesting art.
American creative Anne Lilly has really elevated the field of sculpture with her work, creating intricate and complex engineered works of art from metal and other materials.