Furnishings, Objects and More at Modern Fifty

After my recent book purchase, ‘The Unknown Craftsman’ written by Soetsu Yanagi which was adapted by Bernard Leach, it’s been great to capture the essence of someone who makes by hand. It has also opened my eyes to the relationship between an artisan or designer and the finished product itself. Should their name be placed on a piece? Should the object evoke or take on a creatives particular style? Should it be universal …

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Plywood Furniture in the Marcel Breuer Archive

Mr Breuer isn’t exactly a stranger to our archive, these modernist designers always seem to crop up again and again with their classic timeless designs, ones that I’m extremely envious of. Take for example these plywood furniture pieces by Marcel sourced from his ever growing digital archive, it’s a fantastic place to pick up inspiration and general tips and tricks in terms of drawing and idea generation. Very informative and great for all …

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Tortoise Life, A Look Inside

Every so often I come across shops that resonate with me and seem to be on the same wavelength as us who work here, usually these stores sell totally abstract functional products or items that I’ve never seen before. It’s a pleasure to view objects like these seen here and it peaks my interest in design again, captures something my mind that makes me analyse how a human would use these and what sort of environment they …

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Collection of Goods from Restoration Hardware

Neither of us spend much time watching television, however when we do take a little down time we can be caught watching documentaries on vintage antiques and restorations. So today I thought I’d bring a little of this influence into the format and my internet digging landed me upon the webpage of American based company Restoration Hardware who own a great number of stores thought the United States and Canada. I know these aren’t …

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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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Vintage Colour Photo Series by Hilda Grahnat

I thought I’d throw a bit of a curve ball into the mix as we bring across a series of photography from Malmö based photographer Hilda Grahnat who has undertaken quite an observational project. Combining a few of her favourite vintage items in sets of colour Hilda provides us with ample classic everyday objects which I felt work as great thought provokers for anyone undertaking a fresh design project. Throughout the series reference is made …

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Furniture and More from Sit and Read

Sit and Read has been a place to check on the regular for many people, becoming extremely popular amongst the furniture savvy in the last few years. If you don’t know already, this company was founded by Kyle Garner who when working in New York in 2007 as a production designer couldn’t find space to store all of the props and furnitures for his sets. So he decided to start selling them to clear out space and as word …

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Bike Rider Series From Edouard Sepulchre

It’s pretty rare for us to return to a creative this quickly but I really enjoyed this fantastic set of portraits from Edouard so here we are again, this time with some of his photography opposed to a short film. I think sharing the second bicycle themed project in short secession is pretty damning evidence that Edouard is rather passionate about the sport, as he presents a friendly community feel in the set we have here. The group in the set is obviously heavily influenced by …

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