Laurakatri calling
The visual pieces of inspiration that I want you to see: architecture, design, fashion and artful objects.
Laurakatri calling
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New pattern work: geometrical flooring.
Design by Amtico, Photography by Honeysuckle Creative. 
New pattern work: geometrical flooring.
Design by Amtico, Photography by Honeysuckle Creative. 
New pattern work: geometrical flooring.
Design by Amtico, Photography by Honeysuckle Creative. 
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Protection: vjewellery:

2013 V hamsa hand
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publicdomaindiva:

From “Song Birds as Neighbors,” c. 1920s.
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Garlands. Handmade and hand-dyed by Sophie Cuvelier, in her Nimes workshop-home.
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A continuation of my indulgence into functional utensils.  This time prepare yourself for the finely made steel peelers in differing widths from French brand Malle W Trousseau, whose curate objects are inspired by the old-fashioned tradition of passing on pre-loved kitchenware. Available from Merci Paris and Selfridges London
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Utensils to covet.  For every day.  Sensible, functional, beautiful.
Handmade cutlery by Rieko Fujimoto, a craftsperson who creates metal implements in Osaka Japan.  Read more about her technique on the OEN blog who sell her work.
Another piece of Japanese artisan sculpture that’s singing out to be clipped onto a key ring and pulled out at opportune picnic moments is the Waku brass-brutalist bottle opener.  Available from the emporium of utility that is Objects of Use, Oxford
And two knives with two uses.  Ox horn spreaders, from Objects of Use again, are totally up my street. No plastic involved, these British-made knives are haptically pleasing, and an antidote to generic cutlery.
Secondly, and ideally made for the daily routines of food preparation, the classically simple wooden butter knife.  These Finnish examples are hand-designed by Ina Herkert, individually made from rowan wood, they’re available via nämä shop - a online craft store from Ruth Landesa
Utensils to covet.  For every day.  Sensible, functional, beautiful.
Handmade cutlery by Rieko Fujimoto, a craftsperson who creates metal implements in Osaka Japan.  Read more about her technique on the OEN blog who sell her work.
Another piece of Japanese artisan sculpture that’s singing out to be clipped onto a key ring and pulled out at opportune picnic moments is the Waku brass-brutalist bottle opener.  Available from the emporium of utility that is Objects of Use, Oxford
And two knives with two uses.  Ox horn spreaders, from Objects of Use again, are totally up my street. No plastic involved, these British-made knives are haptically pleasing, and an antidote to generic cutlery.
Secondly, and ideally made for the daily routines of food preparation, the classically simple wooden butter knife.  These Finnish examples are hand-designed by Ina Herkert, individually made from rowan wood, they’re available via nämä shop - a online craft store from Ruth Landesa
Utensils to covet.  For every day.  Sensible, functional, beautiful.
Handmade cutlery by Rieko Fujimoto, a craftsperson who creates metal implements in Osaka Japan.  Read more about her technique on the OEN blog who sell her work.
Another piece of Japanese artisan sculpture that’s singing out to be clipped onto a key ring and pulled out at opportune picnic moments is the Waku brass-brutalist bottle opener.  Available from the emporium of utility that is Objects of Use, Oxford
And two knives with two uses.  Ox horn spreaders, from Objects of Use again, are totally up my street. No plastic involved, these British-made knives are haptically pleasing, and an antidote to generic cutlery.
Secondly, and ideally made for the daily routines of food preparation, the classically simple wooden butter knife.  These Finnish examples are hand-designed by Ina Herkert, individually made from rowan wood, they’re available via nämä shop - a online craft store from Ruth Landesa
Utensils to covet.  For every day.  Sensible, functional, beautiful.
Handmade cutlery by Rieko Fujimoto, a craftsperson who creates metal implements in Osaka Japan.  Read more about her technique on the OEN blog who sell her work.
Another piece of Japanese artisan sculpture that’s singing out to be clipped onto a key ring and pulled out at opportune picnic moments is the Waku brass-brutalist bottle opener.  Available from the emporium of utility that is Objects of Use, Oxford
And two knives with two uses.  Ox horn spreaders, from Objects of Use again, are totally up my street. No plastic involved, these British-made knives are haptically pleasing, and an antidote to generic cutlery.
Secondly, and ideally made for the daily routines of food preparation, the classically simple wooden butter knife.  These Finnish examples are hand-designed by Ina Herkert, individually made from rowan wood, they’re available via nämä shop - a online craft store from Ruth Landesa
Utensils to covet.  For every day.  Sensible, functional, beautiful.
Handmade cutlery by Rieko Fujimoto, a craftsperson who creates metal implements in Osaka Japan.  Read more about her technique on the OEN blog who sell her work.
Another piece of Japanese artisan sculpture that’s singing out to be clipped onto a key ring and pulled out at opportune picnic moments is the Waku brass-brutalist bottle opener.  Available from the emporium of utility that is Objects of Use, Oxford
And two knives with two uses.  Ox horn spreaders, from Objects of Use again, are totally up my street. No plastic involved, these British-made knives are haptically pleasing, and an antidote to generic cutlery.
Secondly, and ideally made for the daily routines of food preparation, the classically simple wooden butter knife.  These Finnish examples are hand-designed by Ina Herkert, individually made from rowan wood, they’re available via nämä shop - a online craft store from Ruth Landesa
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December 16, 2013 - The Conran Shop, London - via instagram
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Notwithstanding an almost entire aversion to pink, this take on ombre-graffiti has piqued my interest.
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Our #blogoftheweek is Portalen chosen by our materials editor Sioban Imms. Sioban says: “Portalen is a consistently inspiring and rich resource for materials, colour, artifacts, pattern and concept. Andreas Ervik, who runs the blog, is currently studying for a masters in Aesthetics and is a talented practising artist – Portalen reflects his interest in material value in a digitally focussed world.”
Image by Thomas Albdorf courtesy of Portalen
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WOW moment: Pierre Debusschere's portraits from the “I know simply
that the sky will last longer than I” series.