Silestone Slab Vases by Form Us With Love for Cosentino. Don’t you just love seeing a design, wondering how it was made, and then finding a great behind-the-scenes piece that answers your questions? We do too… (hint hint hint hint).

Here’s another great making of video, this time of Faceture by Phil Cuttance.The vases are handmade faceted vessels that are produced individually by casting a water-based resin into a mold, which is then manipulated to create a unique form before each casting. Cuttance says of the process: “The mould’s final shape, and strength, is dictated by which triangular facets I pop in and out. I do this each time I ready the mould for the next object, meaning that no two castings are the same.” This is a captivating example of a device used to make an object being just as beautiful and thoughtfully designed as the object itself.

London based designers Glithero are masters at documenting their creation process. Although I have seen their Blueware Vases before I hadn’t seen this beautiful ‘making of’ film. The process used is called cyanotypes, where direct impressions of botanical specimens are captured on earthenware, using photosensitive chemicals. Read the rest of this entry »

Visiting Holly Berry

January 9th, 2012 Posted In:
People and Places

On Friday I visited the studio of London based weaver Holly Berry to collect her amazing Love Blankets which we are now stocking in our shop – yes, in case you hadn’t noticed we now have a shop. It’s all very exciting. With the sun streaming through the windows (a rare thing in London) and brightly coloured yarns stacked up around the loom, the studio looked too good not to take a few photographs of. So here they are. Read the rest of this entry »