Hiroki Nakamura, creative director of the Japanese cult brand Visvim. As Hiroki established and launched Visvim in 2000, since then, not only did his products become highly valued and sold in exclusive stores all over the world, but also he remained true to his brand by nurturing the traditional Japanese craftman spirit. READ MORE.
Craftsmanship had a pretty smooth sail, until the industrial revolution of the 19th century displaced most mastery from its historic role of the more specialized, skill-based user of tools for the machine-made world. READ MORE.
Most men concern themselves with the big picture, executive-level decision making, charming the secretary and so on. Now, those guys can leave all the menial things, like choosing food & drinks, to the passionate peons at Mantry. READ MORE.
Andreas Scheiger celebrates the “craft of etching, engraving and letter design” as an homage to science, paleonthology and graphic design. Scheiger believes that letters are “full of life” and, in an effort to explore “the means of communication” he delves into the heart of typography with his sculptural letter series, The Evolution of Type. READ MORE.
There is always room for new, unique art initiatives and this one right here certainly seems awesome! The Sketchbook Project is a global, crowd-sourced art project where participants from all over the globe are sent sketchbooks to fill with their art. Afterwards the books are returned for annual inclusion in a permanent collection at The Brooklyn Art Library (While it’s called “The Brooklyn Art Library,” it has no connection to the Public Library system) which now already has over 22,000 sketchbooks from 130 countries. The library is open to the public and you can also check out the sketchbooks online, as most of them have been digitized. READ MORE.
Recently given the title “Princess of Print” by the New York Times, Greek designer Mary Katrantzou already had launched her first audience winning collection at London Fashion Week in 2008, the same year she graduated from Central Saint Martins. READ MORE.
Options for laptop and tablet cases are endless, but this beautiful minimal Felt Case by a new Korean design studio called 11+ has got to be (if not the) one of nicest cases i’ve seen in a long time! This Felt Case can fit various devices such as the iPad, MacBook Air or Galaxy Tab (sizes ranging from 9.5” to 11”). READ MORE.
I found these amazing stills from the promo video for Creatures of Comfort’s S/S 2013 collection, filmed by photographer Nicholas Haggard, featuring the Swedish singer Victoria Bergsman (aka Taken by Trees) hanging out in this absolutely magnificent wooden house. READ MORE.
Most of us who are living in the privileged urban parts of the world don’t know much about dung stoves as we’re too busy cooking on our bourgoise LPG stoves, yet, the cooking conditions for millions around the world aren’t as easy breezy nor healthy. Statistics show a bleak picture as about 1.6 million people die from indoor pollution mainly because they inhale toxic fumes while cooking food. READ MORE.