Saturday, 7 December 2013


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Thursday, 5 December 2013

In the can

Founded in 1930, Portuguese Conserveira de Lisboa specialises in canned fish. Each tin is hand-wrapped in its striking, original packaging.  To discover more heritage Portuguese products, check out the brilliant and beautiful A Vida Portuguesa shop website.

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Stitch me up

Came across this great cross-stitch illustrator in Aoyama's  C├»bone whose whimsical works are framed like pictures. In the last two years Japanese Makoto Daizu's career has really taken off and he is single-handedly making the matronly pastime of cross-stitching cool. From Nike Air Jordans to insects and worldmaps, no subject is exempt from his nimble needlework. Check out his work below.

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Xmas spirit

Great concept for an advent calendar, a showcase of a different Susanne Kaufmann product for each day. Everything from bath oils to local herbs such as chili and cardamom seeds and whey bath powder. Only packaged in glass bottles.

Monday, 25 November 2013

Preserving Tradition

Going strong since 1981, Yorkshire based Cartwright & Butler started life as a jam and preserve maker.   I like their packaging and website design.

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

The Arbor

According to Jonathan Foyle, separate pavilions for banqueting and feasts will be a sought after luxury in the domestic home. Cue Russian designer Shamsudin Kerimov of KPA's smart Arbor design.

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Ineke Hans for Fogo Island Inn Furniture

Ineke Hans designed bold, chunk, red furniture for community revitalisation project Fogo Island Inn, a cultural institution developing a rugged and isolated landscape.

Love the still-life shots from London's store Couverture &The Garbstore, the lifestyle store founded by James Dysons' daughter Emily and Ian Paley. Autumn champions Uk manufactured knitwear.

Saturday, 21 July 2012

Nice portrait photography by Linda Brownlee.

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Rhinestone Cowboy

The work of Partizan director/animator and producer Chris Goulder is currently making fireworks with a playful stop-frame animation for jewellry brand Bex Rox

Picture Perfect

Painter Matte Stephen's lovely paintings below.

Capturing the bear in his natural habitat

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Meow Wow

A piece of steel has been skilfully sculpted and bent into Misha - a cat-shaped lamp by French duo Kuntzel + Deygas, who brought us Paris Colette's dear mascots Caperino & Peperone, known as Cap & Pep. 

This light is screaming to be animated as it looks like Misha is about to pounce. Watch their delightful cartoons on vimeo on this link. Check out Kuntzel + Deygas' amazing title credits for Catch Me If You Can that were commissioned by Spielberg. Click here to watch

The whole purrr-fect family

Ready to pounce

Friday, 3 December 2010

Strike while the iron is hot

Love these cast iron salt and pepper and spice mills by Swedish Skeppshult - not to be confused with the bike company with the same name -  the only remaining foundry in Scandinavia which manufactures household products in cast iron. Amazing. As seen on the website of new Tokyo shop Doinel in Aoyama that sells grocery and furniture. Love the styling of this mill on their blog

Lovely styling

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Fishy business

Photographer Corey Arnold who documents life at sea describes himself as a "picturetaker/fisherman". His new book with Nazraeli Press is called Fish Work: The Bering-Sea.

Old Sea-dog

Sunday, 28 November 2010


No fuss, logo-free Erik Schedin trainers available at cutting-edge Swedish retailer Mr Mudd and Mr Gold. Love the styling of this shot. Also stocked are Buzz Ricksons vintage flight jackets and utility boots by West Coast Shoe Company

Saturday, 27 November 2010

Wet drip

This drip kettle by Japanese porcelain manufacturer Saikai Toki is made from stainless steel. Currently stocked in UK's SCP store, it is reminiscent of post-war Japanese household design.

Friday, 12 November 2010

Monday, 8 November 2010

Snip Snip Snip Snip Snip Snip Snip Snip...........

A highlight of the UK Liverpool Biennial Art Fair is the A Foundation's Sachiko Abe. This Japanese artist obsessively and meticulously cuts A4 sheets of white paper into delicate paper 'strands'. The large "cone" you see in the picture below is hung from the ceiling and is 7 years worth of Sachiko's "Cut Papers" - she has been cutting for 9 years as a hobby but turned it into a profession.  She first arrived on the global art scene with an exhibition at New York's PS1 less than a decade ago and her work provokes strong reactions, perfect for Liverpool's "Touched" theme this year. Watch this space and to read more about her extraordinary life click here

The fine texture of the paper makes it look like delicate angel hair strands. 

A large "cone" made up of 7 years worth of "cut papers"
the sound of Sachiko's scissors are electronically amplified throughout the nine hours she cuts sheets of A4 throughout the day .

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Wake Up and Smell the Bacon

Running with the porcine theme. Piggy alarm clock called "WAKE n' BACON" wakes you up with the smell of bacon. Designed by Matty Sallin, Daniel Bartolini, Hsiao-huh Hsu who make up design outfit  mathlete. 

Oink Oink

Piggy banks by Japanese design firm Nendo at Japan's Isetan department store as part of Tokyo Design Week's Designtide. Piggy banks date back to medieval Europe. People saved their pennies in clay jars called "pygg". The word-play unleashed the piggy bank we love today and Nendo's version of the porcine penny holder "pyggy bank" is made of unglazed clay in reference to its historical cousin.