The Beginning Tamara Orjola: It all began with meticulous research about the forgotten value of plants and techniques. There is a lot of knowledge and awareness we used to pass from generation to generation which got forgotten due to the development of mass-production. Valuable local materials and techniques are left behind due to the unwillingness…Read more "Forest Wool: the pine fiber potential by Tamara Orjola"
When I was taking out the rubbish one day, I saw there were lots of paper rubbish in the bin. And most of them were newspapers and advertisements which we get a lot in our mailboxes and which we only look for few seconds and throw away. I thought this was a pity and wanted…Read more "Paper Bricks by Studio Woojai"
Burel Mountain Originals products have a very special soul resulting from their origins and the way they are produced. It all starts with pure wool from sheep raised outdoors on the slopes of Serra da Estrela mountains. Wool that is sheared manually by the shepherds who raise them and then is handled and washed manually…Read more "Burel Mountain Originals – from burel to pure design"
We were in 2010, in Manteigas, in the heart of Serra da Estrela. From the top, we thought in a special, unique and sustainable project, with a Portuguese soul and our feet at the Mountain that gave us life. There was born Burel Mountain Originals, reinventing the value and the wealth of the region, wanting to…Read more "Burel Mountain Originals: from the top of Serra da Estrela to burel"
The ‘On Colours’ series is a continuation of my project ‘A Strange Symphony’. In that project, I created a special glassblowing pipe. Reminiscent of a trumpet, it stands for the allegory between glassblowing and music. While ‘A Strange Symphony’ is a performative and playful exploration of the process of blowing glass, ‘On Colours’ is more…Read more "On Colours series and the value of craft by Philipp Weber"
The object is inspired on the artifacts used to collect, store and serve water in Tlacotalpan – a beautiful town in the South East of México where I work, mostly organizing the Chair that Rocks workshops. Tlacotalpan had a very interesting tradition of water jar pottery, where they, very rustically, produced terracotta filters and containers to clean…Read more "Terracotta Water Filter by Studio Jose de la O"
The Fragrance of HAKUDO represents fascinating qualities of the white clay through the scent that are rejuvenating, vitalizing, and purifying to the mind & spirit. ‘Listening’ to scent allows your senses to be infused & to experience it with one’s entire being. It invites you to take a deep breath, to prepare yourself for the day and to feel a sense of tranquility in the evening.…Read more "HAKUDO X HASAMI PORCELAIN EDITION by Aoiro"
I started to work with rubber and surface textures during the last year of my Master at the Design Academy Eindhoven – the year in which I also turned 30. Having studied psychology first and worked for a while before returning to university, I was naturally older than most of my fellow students. The question,…Read more "Vanitas and the beauty of imperfection by Birgit Severin"