Archive for the 'Craft' Category

23
Sep
10

Putting the MAN back in Craftsman?

Butch Craft? Really? And other deep cutting questions.

I dunno….

Read the NYT Article Ponder Murray Moss’ Curatorial Statement…Die a little bit inside

15
Sep
10

Good use for old bottles!

Taiwan is a country in which new things are easily accepted and people learn everything at a rapid rate, hence the amount of ‘fusion’ evident within design emerging from the asian country. taiwanese designer tsai yi-cheng has created ‘victoria in supermarket’, a collection of furniture objects which includes a stool and a floor lamp which draws on this notion of fusion. the pieces at first appear like traditional victorian furniture, however, upon closer inspection, one makes out the forms which are made by common bottles that can be bought
in the supermarket.

01
Jul
10

Craft off the handle

I picked up on the axes of best made company awhile ago and while Im not really sold on them this article does a really good job of framing some of the contradictions on what’s happening with “hipster craft” these days. I can’t really say if all this is looking up or down but it’s good to see that it is going somewhere at least.

17
Mar
10

Godspeed

For Godspeed faster is better.

01
Oct
09

HOLY GUEST BLOGGER!

 

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and HOLY AWESOME STACK LAM. CARVING! Holy annoying euro website!

17
Jul
09

Matthias Pliessnig

note_23Matthias Pliesnig and his body rafts have been smoking hot for a couple of years now and with good reason; they’re really lovely! But Im more enamored with this set of fist size arrangements he did some time back. So many interesting things going on!

15
Jul
09

Telling Tales @ the VA

londontheatrehorses-2The VA has mounted an exhibition dedicated to European design art; sort of a first (to my knowledge anyway) for a high level institution. The exhibition includes selections from Studio Job, Hella Jongerius, and other usual Euro suspects of this movement. The website is very well put together and allows for a high level of exploration with the included works.