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…

texture by philippe malouin

I love sharing my inspirations, it’s the main reason I blog, and I wanted to share an artist I came across through the ‘Things’ section at cosstores.com. The artist is Philipper Malouin is a Canadian artist who’s currently living and working in London. Malouin, designs anything from art installations to abstract home furnishings and has…

hardwearing by pieter and joeri

I came across the site Hardwearing by Belgian creatives Pieter Peulen and Joeri Evers thanks to the wonder of Instagram! According to their Twitter bio Hardwearing is quite simply a blog that writes about fashion and creates interiors and I love that! In my opinion blogs and bloggers are starting to lose a sense of where…

the far north by joseph hartley

I’ve never been one to enjoy a lecture or any kind of extended talk, I’ve got a very short attention span, That being said, I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to see three artist/designer/makers talk about their work and processes and one in particular caught all of my attention, The Butcher, Baker, Designer, Maker, Joseph…

always foreign architecture by leong leong

I’ve been a fan of the works of Leong Leong for sometime now, their work is like an escape, an escape from what is to be expected in architecture, an escape from traditionalism. Leong Leong work with materials in way that is a constant inspiration for me. Their work on 3.1 Phillip Lim flagship store is possibly…

onggi by lee kang-hyo

Lee Kang-Hyo Follows a traditional style of pottery making, onggi, used in Korea. The craft dates back almost six thousand years and Lee Kang-Hyo has become a master at his art. It’s not wise of me to comment on a culture and an art I don’t know a whole lot about. However, I came across…

cinematographic inspiration by a single man

‘’Sometimes I think I’m crazy cause I see things so differently than everybody else.’’ You see, there is meaning in everything, and nothing happens for no reason. People encounter other hundreds of people on the streets, let’s say, daily, without knowing what they are actually doing:passing by other hundreds of stories, each and every one of them…

coffee by vienna

What do you think first when you hear of Vienna? Right! Coffee and museums. This post focuses on my love of Vienna’s cafe culture. When I first came to Vienna I thought I knew what a good coffee tastes like, I quickly learned that I didn’t have a clue. The high number of cafes allows you…

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….