Ceramic Works by Jennifer Lee

Pottery has been quite high on my agenda recently, I’ve been slowly creeping back in to the workshop so it seems like a great time to go searching around for inspiration. One thing I’ve found myself doing is looking at my home country for possible independents and creatives that might have the same sort of aesthetic as myself, not in any particular field but just as a generic thing. Interestingly, I’ve come across lots of individ …

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Furniture from the Elijah Leed Studio

I bumped in to the studio of Elijah Leed last week and I was pleasently surprised with my findings, as initially I didn’t set out to discover a furniture designer of any sort. So it was not only great to see some simplistic forms, I also liked the idea that all of these were made out of reclaimed materials. I think this takes the design process to a whole new level when you have to use what’s already around you. In some ways you have boundaries, and in …

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Japanese Craftsman and Making Processes by Adam Fulford

Last night I was supposed to be getting on with some work but I ended up spending half of it watching through these incredible videos placed up by Adam Fulford. I previously sat through one on the lacquer process a few months back but he’s uploaded a lot more and they’re ever so inspiring, I was in awe watching all the craftsmen create in silence, Adam seems to be living a dream of …

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Bob Robinson: Luthier by Troscan Design

I’ve been keeping a close eye out for work by Troscan Design, and late last night they released this brilliant film on founder and accomplished furniture designer Bob Robinson. Originally my goal was to show my appreciation for the furniture and the general forms that they create at Troscan Design, but it turns out Bob also has a passion for making string instruments and creates both classic and flamenco guitars. The video itself offers a …

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Shino Takeda Studio Visit by Inventory Magazine

The good folks at Inventory Magazine recently put together this short feature on Shino Takeda, a creative we’ve discussed here before on the blog. I was instantly drawn to the photography and I couldn’t pass up the chance to share it all with you, it’s definitely worthy of your time today and is sure to inspire. I also learnt a few things about Shino that I didn’t know previously, I knew of her …

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Nakamura Kobo Atelier by TED x Tohoku

We’ve not featured projects involving fabrics here for a while, probably because we’ve not come across anything incredible, maybe also because we’ve tried to step back from this world to set ourselves apart. My passion revolves around the reduction in design down to its purest form, and this specific piece kicked out some thoughts on making as a process and how it’s developed over time. With the modern age that we live in it’s hard to …

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Pottery by Yoko Ozawa Photographed by Olga Bennett

I was awoken with a surprise email the other morning, when Yoko Ozawa sent over a fantastic array of photographs taken by the ever so talented Olga Bennett. Olga’s a bit of a regular here on the blog and has been heavily featured in the past, to say we’re admirers is an understatement. Olga’s a freelance photographer based in Melbourne and I’ve known about this collaboration with Australian …

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Pottery Works by Kazunori Ohnaka

As we take a little break here on the blog for Christmas I often find myself routing around online for inspiration, especially when the weather is bad and I’m stuck inside. Today happens to be one of those days, but I was lucky enough to come across a fantastic collection of works by Japanese potter Kazunori Ohnaka. The internet is bound to slow down a little so hopefully this will fuel your fire if you’re into pottery, craft, or have a general …

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Porcelain Creations by Nathalie Derouet

A set of astonishing creations by French artist Nathalie Dérouet. I’m not one to bring across many artistic works, as I’m quite a functional individual and don’t admire a gallery setting for a number of reasons, but often I find myself taking inspiration from forms in this category (even if it be from a distance). These porcelain pieces are exceptional and quite architectural, smooth exteriors like walls, reminding me of the surfaces that some of …

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Works by Verónica Jaramillo’s Ceramic Workshop

I’ve been on a serious hunt for some ceramics over the past week or so. I didn’t want to settle for something of lesser quality, that’s not my style, and it wasn’t really on my list to pull a selection from Japan again since I’ve turned to there a lot lately in search of inspiration. So I took an indirect route and discovered these creations made by Verónica Jaramillo’s ceramic workshop in …

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Miyazaki K Lounge Chair, Designed by Makoto Koizumi

I love getting in touch with small independent companies, it gives me a chance to actually connect in a personal way and also lets them know about our interest in their company. Sometimes we even hope it gives them that extra urge to continue creating, to know that there are people out there who appreciate what they’re doing. I always think it can be quite isolating when you’re a lone creat …

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Functional Items by SAITO WOOD

It wasn’t that long ago that I entered another small business into the archive named M.Saito Wood Works, and today it’s quite ironic that I’m placing another in called SAITO WOOD, which is quite close but not exactly the same. To be honest they’re on different sides of the spectrum but they do have a few small things in common, plus when I saw the fantastic photography by Taro Hirano I had to place it up for all of you to enjoy. Japanese …

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