Omer Arbel for Bocci Short Film

The good folks over at Style Park have kindly put together this delightful short film which summarises the process that glass blower Omer Abel undertakes when creating these beautiful bespoke lights for Canadian Design collective Bocci. Although this is pretty brief it’s packed full of creative inspiration in the range of looks we get of Omer creating, plus I’ve brought across a little imagery of the final product from Bocci which I think …

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Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co.

A nice film by Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co, a company who looks to sell practical and aesthetically pleasing products for the home and office space. Founded by Brian Faherty, the idea was spawned after he discovered a collection of antique cast iron moulds that had been out of production for over fifty years. He decided to bring back these moulds into production and use the best American materials available today …

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Printmaking with Keegan Meegan

We all like seeing prints being made, it’s a real fun creative process and although I’ve seen this type of project a million times over I’m yet to get bored of seeing these industrious presses in full flow. They are just mesmerising contraptions evolved from the basic design that Johannes Gutenberg curated way back in 1440 would you believe. I just love reading about the heritage which they are so rich in, it’s really quite fas …

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Fields of White by Pat Shannahan

The majority of us wear more than one cotton based garment each day, however there are very few of us that actually know what goes into creating it. Photographer turned filmmaker Pat Shannahan visited one of Arizona’s cotton growing farmers, the Wuertz’s family, a little over a year back now but for the most part this short film has been left untouched over on vimeo. I felt it was about time it was put it to use, so I’ve brou …

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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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Dieter Rams at SFMOMA

This isn’t the first time that we’ve written about Dieter Rams and his work and it probably won’t be the last either. I came across this short video piece directed by Nathan Cozzolino and edited/scored by Andrew Birchett for Dwell magazine. Dwell is becoming a place that I check on a regular basis for inspiration, possibly more so since since I’ve become interested in interior design and architecture. It all seems to interrelate …

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Design Within Reach Presents : John Kostick

I’ve really enjoyed the short films that Design Within Reach have been creating so I think it’s about time we brought something across from the good folks over there. Today they’re introducing us to designer John Kostick who created his collapsable sculptures back in 1965, which are so simplistic and are rather mesmerising structurally. In the film below he talks a little on their design process and how in many …

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Inspired By Series from Shwood Eyewear

Lots of different brands seem to be jumping on the bandwagon, connecting with creatives that inspire them in the hope it will empower those ever so important customers. Personally I think it’s great to see, when we promote creative industries I’d like to believe that everyone involved in that specific industry reaps the benefits of being showcased. I’m a big believer in one thing leading into another, call it karma if you …

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Further Film from the Movember Craft and Pride Series

Things seem pretty dry on the craftsmanship front so I’m going to head back to the craft and pride series to supplement the rest of today’s content. Created in aid of Movember, this year the Urchin Associates have visited various creative types with their film crew for a diverse range of storytelling experiences. In this episode we get to hear the story of a passionate …

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Khoi Vinh, On the Grid

I’ve been studying the grid for quite a while now, at first I thought it was just relative to the web design field but as time’s gone by I’ve found it’s taken on a role not only in my design self but also in my lifestyle choices. Whether it be art, ceramics, film, or even clothing, I’m intrigued to see the form of order, logic and law within an item, product, space or concept. This is most important to me and has really opened up my eyes …

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OFFF 2011, Let’s Feed The Future Short Teaser

If you’re returning to the site, I’m guessing you’re a fan of craft. So once again lets return to some more in the form of another wonderful film this time from OFFF who organise some fantastic events, in fact I really hope that they hit London soon. Each event that takes place they come through with some really mind blowing little teasers which just make me completely jealous that I’m unable to attend due to my responsibilities here on …

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Movember 2011 Craft and Pride Series

So as you know, we’ve finally breached over into the month of November, which also doubles as my birthday, I swear time just moves on so quickly. I can never keep track of it. You may of heard about this ‘Movember’ campaign and have wondered what it’s all about, well it’s basically a global moustache growing charity event which is held during November of each year and raises funds and awareness for men’s …

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