Really like the look of this Japanese wrapping cloth by London and Stockholm based creative Hannah Waldron designed for The Link Collective. You can get it from Hannah’s Big Cartel here, lots more designs on the Link Collective site and more of Hannah Waldron’s work below.
Fantastical illustrations from Andrew Groves. Along with working with clients such as The New Yorker, Google, Computer Arts magazine, The Guardian and Foundation Skateboards; Andrew runs Miscellaneous Adventures, which produces some really nice handmade wooden tools and utensils for the outdoorsy type.
The Mast Brother‘s are craft chocolate makers based in Brooklyn, New York. Their produce is all handmade; even down to the packaging. The short films below by The Scout Magazine and Conor Hagen document Rick and Michael Mast developing their business concept of basic traditional production by sailing to the Dominican Republic to create a deeper connection with the families who grow the coco beans they use in their chocolate. Fairly Hipstertastic but you got to admire these guys, it’s really great to see something like this becoming a viable business.
Reclaimed timber sculptures by Canadian Artist Aaron Moran. His work reminds me a bit of David Lunney and Richard Pearse. Aaron is exhibiting his work at Zara stores in London, Madrid and Barcelona until July 29th. You can watch the video below of his collaboration with Zara and residency at Ranger Station Art Gallery in Harrison Hot Springs.
Beautiful Lighting and Furniture from Canadian Designer Lukas Peet. In 2011 and 2012 Lukas was a finalist in the [D3] young design talents competition at the imm Koln in Germany. You can find more of Lukas Peet’s masterfully crafted and materially sensitive work on his site below.
Elegant sculpture, drawing and woodcuts made from nature and found objects by Connecticut based Artist Bryan Nash Gill. Bryan’s Dendrochronology themed work is all hand made using timber sourced nearby his studio. “Ink is rolled out and a piece of handcrafted washi paper is placed over the print block. Pressing little by little with his fingertips, Bryan imprints the texture of the wood on the surface of the paper.” Ash & Milk
Hand carved porcelain sculptures from American Artist Kate MacDowell. Her work responds our relationship with the natural world, to environmental changes, pollution, mythology, Art History and figures of speech.
“I chose porcelain for its luminous and ghostly qualities as well as its strength and ability to show fine texture. It highlights both the impermanence and fragility of natural forms in a dying ecosystem, while paradoxically, being a material that can last for thousands of years and is historically associated with high status and value.”
”FTLO is a platform for both emerging and established Irish creative talents to showcase their work together in one accessible and contemporary environment. This can include anyone working in any creative media; students, professionals, freelancers, hobbyists and everything in between.”
Photography from Oliver Kehoe Smith
For The Love Of (FTLO)
Mind bending bespoke woodwork from Cork based creative Joseph Walsh. Having started out as a one man studio in 1999 it has now expanded into a highly skilled and innovative team of Irish and international craftspeople. This high level of knowledge and technical ability has allowed them to explore many interpretations of any given conceptual starting point. Joseph Walsh’s work is currently on show in the ‘Now and Then’ group show at the ‘Oliver Sears Gallery’ until the 31st of January 2012.
“Joseph Walsh expresses his passion and imagination through his work ethic and commitment to exploring the depth and potential of wood as structure, form, material, technology and ecology. His work is a testament to the beauty of pursuing the mastery of a material and exploring a life’s work by learning from each experience. His wood pieces move like the wind, bend like paper, mold like clay and have the strength of bone. We continue to be delighted by the potential wood has and await every project Walsh does to rediscover this material wonder.” Yatzer, September 2010
“Inspired by subversive cultural influences which shift complacency, he creates pieces that suspend comfort while at the same time offer recognizable symbols and images.”
He is currently exhibiting his work at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery in New York until the 17th of November. Fecalface.com has a great interview they did with AJ back in 2009. Also included are some images from an exhibition at the David B Smith Gallery in Denver.