P-11 Chair designed by Maxim Scherbakov.
As a deeper appreciation and understanding of craftsmanship continues to permeate our culture, it becomes more and more challenging as a consumer to identify value—something that is now more often about personal appeal, rather than price. When holding a handmade item, we relate to the energy, creativity and effort that went into making it, all three of which are evident in the work of ceramicist Helen Levi.
The illustrator Amaia Arrazola created a project titled “The Big W.I.P.”, which is an ephemeral mural that reflects upon death, the passing of time and the loss of youth. This video shows the entire process of the creation of the artwork.
Handcraftsmanship has become more scarce and intriguing in today’s digital world. It takes violin maker David Van Zandt 8 weeks to craft aged wood into a violin. This is the 128th violin he has crafted.
Designed and handmade in the heart of Derbyshire, Blok knives are individually crafted Chef’s Knives made from the finest materials.
Official video for Candice Gordon’s “Sound of Horns” from her debut EP Before the Sunset Ends, produced by Pogues frontman Shane MacGowan. Made using stop-motion paint on puppet parts and lots of After Effects.
An Anagama is a wood fire kiln used in traditional japanese pottery where the gas and ash act as a natural glazing agent for ceramics. This short documentary features Clayton Amemiya, a Hawaii-born artist who was originally taught in Okinawa by sensei Seisho Kuniyoshi.
Clayton has been perfecting his Anagama technique for 40 years and become a master craftsman of this japanese art form.
Las nubladas, suaves, borrosas, sutiles, delicadas, veladas pinturas de Jörn Grothkopp.
Chris Goldmann grew up in South Africa’s veldt, hunting and fishing. He joined the South African Air Force and quickly became the preeminent ‘chopper-jock’, and in an illustrious career went on to become President Nelson Mandela’s pilot. Chris explores his adventures through his passion for knife-craft, his beautiful blades and handles are the distillation of a life’s passions. This is the story of a modern day man-of-action in his own words.
Bonito vídeo ha hecho Handsome Frank para que conozcamos un poco mejor a la ilustradora Sarah Maycock.
A day in the life of Ivan Castro, calligrapher and letter artist. Watch him in action; playing tricks with his girlfriend’s dog Astro, having some tea, and creating some lettering.
Passive amplifier for iphone made of ceramic. the form is designed to amplify and optimize the best sound output. the amplifier is based on a thin wooden frame that allows the object to float off the table. this in order to increase the vibration of the object and to optimize the emission of sound. designed for the iPhone is perfect for listening music without headphones, for audio conference to hear the person on the phone as live voice.
The Big Chop it’s a chopping board, but a very special one. It combines the beauty and hardness of dense wood with a handy iPad rest.
Murray Carter is the 17th Generation Yoshimoto Bladesmith. Born and raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia, he traveled to Japan when he was 18 years old. He stayed in Japan for half his life and apprenticed under a Japanese bladesmith for 6 years. In this video, Murray tells his story and discusses the importance of pursuing one’s dreams.
The collage artist makes us question the worth of taking something at face value.
Hagamos un repaso a la divertida obra de Andreas Englund y sus súper héroes en curiosas situaciones. Encima ahora ha hecho un genial vídeo-presentación, donde podemos verle en plena acción.
Las detalladas y divertidas ilustraciones de paisajes urbanos de Daniel van der Noon.
The full work consists of nine ceramic vases and bowls, six wooden molds, three photographs and three short process videos. Despite being very physical the work is itled Immaterialism because it points out the importance of direction of the process. Instead of designing an object, the story was designed, which worked as a framework for the final objects to appear. The work is based on the concept that design is not a craft of matter but the one of ideas. Furthermore, it questions the definition of the discipline by combining design thinking with other, not related practices.
Studio Swine has made a collection of aluminium furniture from street materials of São Paulo. Using a mobile foundry to smelt aluminum cans using waste vegetable oil collected from local cafes as a fuel. Waste collectors known as Catadores mine the streets for materials to produce a furniture series with vernacular aesthetic, providing a portrait of the streets.
Taming the Wild is an installation that reflects this dialogue between the natural course that leaves follow, and our ability to mould them into the forms that we wish.
Project is taking inspiration from sediment layers and from effects of erosive processes in nature as well as from traditional shoe making techniques. Special construction method has been developed and used across the collection. Multiple layers of leather scrap pieces are added on the last and subsequently sanded down to achieve the final shape and unique colour pattern of the shoe. Colour scheme is influenced by old geological maps.
A playful and customisable furniture range derived from my research on the combination of two materials — made solely from bio resin and wood. Designed to be assembled at home, each piece in the collection is entirely customisable and comes neatly packaged in a cardboard cylinder.
Emptied Gestures is an experiment in kinetic drawing. In this series Heather Hansen is exploring ways to download their movement directly onto paper, emptying gestures from one form to another.
Los dibujos y la técnica de Carl Krull son simplemente impresionantes, pero si encima los hace (algunos) mientras va de copiloto en un coche en marcha todo se multiplica por diez.