Balancing Blocks by Part & Parcel

First up I have to thank the creative duo over at Baron Wells, Dominick Volini and Mads Madsen, for putting us on to this fantastic creative film that their friends at Part and Parcel have put together, it’s barely been touched but I have to credit them for the find nevertheless. For those interested we are actually running a short promotion in the online shop n all items Baron Wells this week, so pop in before Sunday to grab a bargain. Back on topic …

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Yasuaki Onishi by Mark & Angela Walley

As many of you may already know I’m quite a big fan of the filming style of Mark and Angela Walley, I’m just glad they’re equally adept at sourcing out some really innovative artists like Yasuaki Onishi who features in this film of theirs that I’m sharing today. I’ve not come across Yasuaki before but I was taken aback by his installation in Houston’s Rice Gallery which explores the idea of gravity in a visual form, I just wish this was being shown in …

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Film on Architect Gene Summers

Unfortunately the greatest creative minds can’t live on forever but one of the refreshing things about the digital age is our new found ability to capture an essence of what a person was all about and share this with future generations. American Architect Gene Summers dubbed by many as Mies van der Rohe’s right hand man unfortunately passed away last year, but we can however take a moment to appreciate the work he undertook in his lifetime …

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Colour in Clay (1941) Short Film

This short film really made my morning, it’s been released by the British Council and features a factory tour of Wedgwood in 1941 with some rather amusing commentary throughout. We’re taken back to an age where almost everything was crafted by hand with an eye for detail, this production line prided itself on some of the finest craftsmanship in the world. So seeing these items being put together in the video below it’s no surprise that their …

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Peter Shire: Cups 1974 – 2012 by Eric Minh Swenson

The good folks at South Willard put me onto this fantastic video based on Los Angeles based artist Peter Shire. Funnily enough last week I was actually browsing Peter’s website and it struck me how playful and comedic his work is, it’s great to know that he doesn’t take life too seriously and that he’s always experimenting. We’ve probably said this many times before about the companies …

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Short Film from Just So

In terms of commercial reach Adidas are of course one of the largest in the world, so it’s natural for us as independents to stray away from the work that they do. That’s not being critical, just being honest. Today however at risk of sounding like a hypocrite I wanted to support a project they’re undertaking through London based agency Just So as they go on a quest to uncover raw creative talent. This perhaps sounds a little tacky on the surface but …

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Spirit and Skill Film Series by Zibasan Hyogo

We’re big fans of Japanese craft here so this film series that has been put together by Zibasan Hyogo was a breath of fresh air on my internet travels this morning. Tramnesia have been our go to guys recently but it was nice to come across some other entities highlighting handmade products, the more the merrier in my eyes. Today I’ve opted to focus on their first three films in the series which are based around woodworking and metalwork …

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Short Film on British Design at the V&A Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum are currently running a fantastic exhibition which celebrates the finest design developments in Great Britain, and they’ve kindly agreed to let us showcase this great film which summarises what we can expect on arrival. This project has been running from the 31st of March and will reach conclusion on the 12th of August, taking each viewer on a journey from …

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IBM Clock Film by Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co

First and foremost when we’re out sourcing our latest content great design is at the core of what we’re looking for, beyond this scope it’s always the back story or concept that gets us hooked however. We’ve been admiring the work of Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co for a little while now so when they sprung this video on us yesterday which provides added context to their …

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Golden Arber Sculpture by Harry Bertoia at the 510 Fifth Ave Building

This morning I was diligently researching Harry Bertoia, mainly reading more into his life story and his works. I read on the Harry Bertoia blog that his daughter Celia, who also runs the Harry Bertoia website, had recently set up a Facebook page to house information on up and coming events involving Harry’s works and also a place for fans to congregate. This led me onto finding this fantas …

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Vitra FICTION “Remind Me” by Florian Böhm

Vitra recently released this short film directed by Florian Böhm and is titled “Remind Me”. It’s the first from a series of videos named “Fiction” which looks to tell domestic stories that could have happened to any of us. It shows how these much prized pieces of furniture either drives an action forward by being involved in a humans everyday life, or how they just sit back camouflaged and become part of the ever evolving scene. The video itself is nicely …

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Short Film on Jake Burger & David A. Smith by Boat Studios

Entitled a tale of two craftsman this short film investigates the story of two individuals who base themselves in London and hold a torch to two different creative yet niche trades in the English capital. The filmmaker Miles Langley introduces us initially to Jake Burger of the Ginstitute in Portobello road who is a enthusiastic brewer for the connoisseur drinker. Later in the film David A …

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