bizen by king houndekpinkou

A king of his craft, King Houndekpinkou is a French-Beninese ceramicist. Inspired by Japanese, almost brutalist, style of unglazed pottery originating in Bizen (now Okayama Prefecture). The tradition of unglazed pottery is deep routed within the Bizen community in Okayama Prefecture and famous not only in Japan, but the rest of the world. Houndekpinkou, has combined the traditional style…

waka waka by shin okuda

Shin Okuda is a L.A based furniture designer. Okuda sites L.A as his main source of inspiration for his work, I see an obvious influence from modern Japan(Okuda’s home country). For me it’s not two places I would even compare however, the work of a Japanese man Inspired by his new surroundings in L.A has fast…

grade ii by brutalist

As a creative I’m rarely inspired by fashion and often look to history, powerful personalities, raw materials  and most importantly architecture to inspire me. I’m very lucky to have inspiring architecture on my door step, Park Hill Flats. Park Hill is council estate in Sheffield(my home town). Designed by architects Jack Lynn and Ivor Smith, Park…

finn by oliver hrubiak

I often think about how important it is to have classic and timeless pieces in the wardrobe and more recently I’ve been think about how important it is to have classic pieces and designs in the home. I have a few pieces already such as a mid-century marble coat stand and a Charles Eames style chair….