Last week the Amsterdam studio went on its away afternoon for a bit of creative inspiration and exercise. They went to an amazing studio in the Jordaan (old heart of Amsterdam), the interior of which looked like an upside down wooden beamed ship hull. Here’s a summary by Zayne, one of our Design Directors in Amsterdam.
In: Art, Events, Graphic design, Ooh that's nice, What are we up to? · Tags: design, inspiration, Painting, team
The Made by Hand site has some great short films about people who are passionate about making things by hand, an absolute belief and conviction in craft. We talk with Graham about the crafting of our projects – the blood sweat and tears that goes into getting it just right. And this guy seems to relish it as well.
In: Film & Animation, Food and Drink, Ooh that's nice, Product design · Tags: Craft, design, Hand made, handcrafted design
I stumbled across this project by Korean artist Yeondoo Yung on Designboom and thought it was such a good idea. He recreates children’s drawings and makes them into real life scenes, but in this actually creates some really interesting compositions, use of scale and colour. To me it kind of hints at the child-like randomness shown [...]
In: Art, Ooh that's nice · Tags: drawing, Kids, Photography
As part of an ongoing mission to seek out new sources of inspiration, I found this cool little exhibition on at the moment at the Moooi Gallery in Amsterdam. They’ve got a series of artists exhibiting and Italian designer Lorenzo Petrantoni is one of them. The images below give you an idea of the detail, [...]