Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Stian Korntved Ruud

A few examples of Stian Korntved Ruud's a spoon a day project which led to 365 spoons in 365 days.
“I thought that making some small object every day was a nice way to learn,” Stian Korntved Ruud

"When using manual hand tools my hand collaborates with the wood structureduring the forming process. This underpins all the spoons unique qualities." Stian 
You can buy a signed print featuring the 'Daily Spoon', year of spoons here

Saturday, 6 August 2016

Micaella Pedros

"Plastic bottles are everywhere around us, which makes it such an accessible and available material. When I discovered its potential to form a join, I was amazed by the fact that anyone can do it, embracing its democratic value and contributing to the growing do-it-yourself culture.Micaella Pedros
Micaella Pedros graduated from RCA this summer and has set up a studio in East London to share and develop this technique.
Joining Bottles from Micaella Pedros on Vimeo.

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Nerve Design

Recently when I visited Portugal, I discovered Nerve Design at LX Factory Lisbon. Nerve Design uses recycled beach combed materials to create their unique furniture and interiors. The team of designers, carpenters and craftsmen use their skills to enhance and retain the character of their materials whilst adapting them to their new role.

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Isidro Ferrer and LZF

Working with LZF design studio a Valencia based company that specialised in manufacturing hand-made wooden lighting  and has since expanded to many forms of design but all with handmade at their heart, Isidro Ferrer has created funny farm a collection of wooden figures that are being transformed into radical fun lighting.

"I began to experiment with the shape and the look of their lamps, and began to play with small wooden pieces inspired by the morphology of their products. My experiments led me to a peculiar, funny family made up of nineteen wooden animals, including, among others, monkeys, a fish with legs, elephants and rabbits. That was when knew I had created the Funny Farm”. Isidro Ferrer

Saturday, 9 July 2016

Friday, 8 July 2016

Eben Cavanagh Rautenbach

Some incredible examples of pyrography by Scottish based South African artist Eben Cavanagh Rautenbach who is based in Innerleithen.

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Sophia Sheppard

BOAT (Work In Progress) from Sophia Sheppard.

Yesterday I visited Glasgow School of Art's Degree show and watched the finished version of this beautiful documentary about Skiffs made by Sophia Sheppard

The Scottish Coastal Rowing Project, based at The Scottish Fisheries Museum in Anstruther was an initiative intended to encourage boat building and revive rowing racing in Scottish coastal communities. Iain Oughtred was commissioned to design a suitable clinker ply boat based on the lines of the Fair Isle skiff and to be called the St Ayles skiff. Alec Jordan of Jordan Boats has Iain Oughtred to design a suitable clinker ply boat based on the lines of the Fair Isle skiff and to be called the St Ayles skiff, while kit supplier Alec Jordan of Jordan Boats has been commissioned to construct the kits.