Glass Blowing Short Film from Todd Tankersley

Todd Tankersley introduces us to the art of glass blowing this morning in this short piece featuring his good friend Esteban who is practicing the traditional process. Todd works as a commercial photographer by day, so this short film is a little outside of what he’s usually recognised for professionally. I felt it was a good moment to diversify on the craftsmanship front …

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Eames: The Architect and The Painter

This short trailer, which can be watched below, is just the beginning of what’s going to be a very successful film on American designers Charles and Ray Eames. The piece is titled ‘Eames: The Architect and The Painter’ which provides us with a candid view of the inner lives of the two great artists as they helped share their innovation with the world. It’s probably the nearest that we’ve ever got to behind the scenes and looks …

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Power of Making by Victoria and Albert Museum

Since words like craftsmanship, tradition, handmade and skill are thrown around a lot in this day and age, the Victoria and Albert Museum decided to investigate what all of this actually means. The exhibition ‘Power of Making’ is presenting a selection of more than 100 crafted objects by amateurs and leading makers alike. Ranging from a life-size crochet bear to a ceramic eye patch, a fine metal flute to dry …

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Short Film of Clara Romaní’s Ceramics

Barcelona based creative Arnau Tasies got together with close friend and ceramist Clara Romaní to record a short film which would document her work in both an unimposing and revealing way. Clara opts for a completely traditional approach to creating using only water, wind and fire to aid her in each creation. Mastering techniques that have been passed through the ages ensures Clara remains in touch with …

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Stanwell Pipe Creation from Garde Hvalsøe

If you’re a fan of minimal design and craftsmanship then Denmark is a good place to start on a quest for inspiration. With Scandinavian design in mind I’ve been following Danish design collective Garde Hvalsøe for a little while now. Tonight they’ve come up with the goods in the shape of a short film showcasing pipe and briar production in Livorno, Italy. Granted I didn’t end up with something Danish this time …

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Gilberto Paim & Elizabeth Fonseca, Ceramists

This morning I came across this fantastic but obscure film by Nina Paim documenting Ceramists Gilberto Paim & Elizabeth Fonseca. Now I don’t mean documentation in a verbal way, more of a silent but artistic way, this piece is full of shots of the couple making pottery in their studio/house. Moving from one process to another, intriguing to say the least. You have to bare with it and take into account the amount of …

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Charlotte, A Wooden Boat Story

Daniel spotted this project a while back but we didn’t have anything concrete to post up so it’s nice to see that these guys have finally released a trailer which compliments this article today. The trailer is for a short film titled ‘Charlotte’ about a boatyard, the Gannon & Benjamin Marine Railway, located on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. Directed and produced by Jeffrey Kusama-Hinte, this film looks to …

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Inside Aesop

This is an exciting short film by Dasein Productions, particularly director Yianni Warnock, for skincare, haircare and bodycare brand Aesop. It sort of comes as a prelude to a project that we’ve been working on with these guys, something you will see come into fruition in the next few weeks. So keep your eyes peeled. Although this is old, 2 years old to be specific, it’s been watched by very few people, so this little gem seems …

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Short Film on Phil Hill from Leica

German camera giant Leica continue their series of insightful short documentaries, today sharing the story of Formula 1 racing champion and legend Phil Hill, who also used to be an immensely passionate amateur photographer. The film follows narrative of his son Derek, who also held many professional years in the sport, who explains what he and his father have been working on. The publication of a book which …

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Townsend Bay Soap Co. by The Motley

Our friends over at The Motley recently created this nice video piece showcasing Townsend Bay Soap Company, a producer of handmade bar soap and products for bath and body. It was founded by Carol Middelburg in 1999 using only the finest ingredients and essential oils and they have decided to collaborate on some soap for The Motley to sit inside their shop. So Matthew Taylor Ruggieri decided to hop on over to …

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Dusty Signs by Hunter Johnson

Dan Madsen, also known under the alias Dusty Signs, got together with filmaker Hunter Johnson to create this great promotional video of Dan hand-lettering a sign. Dusty Signs is a small company based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, he’s really keeping alive the art of hand-lettering and it’s inspiring to see such a young individual getting involved with this, even making a business out of it. Dan can do what a lot …

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Empress of the North Animation by Drew Christie

Evening all, if you’d like to join me in watching this little animation by Drew Christie which is packed full of character and atmosphere. If you’re a regular here you’ll know we are big fans of anything handmade, so this sombre animation was just the tonic needed on what has turned out to be quite a depressing day. I know everyone will have read this on the internet over and over again but we both genuinely feel quite …

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