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Hella Jongerius’s Unique vases

By On January 26, 2011

Dutch designer Hella Jongerius worked with one of the oldest factories in the Netherlands Royal Tichelaar Makkum to create a special collection of 300 unique vases. As the film below says, this… Read More


How to tie a tie by Alexander Olch

By On January 21, 2011

Alexander Olch is now at colette! (lowercase C) After his collaboration with Thomas Erber for the Cabinet of Curiosities, colette invites you to rediscover Alexander Olch, American director and designer of ties,… Read More


“Obsolescence is a crime” Massimo Vignelli

By On January 20, 2011

Planned obsolescence is the design and manufacture of products that are deliberately intended to have a limited useful life. The result is that you are forced into an everlasting cycle of replacing,… Read More

Portrait of Lawrence Weiner, Fundació Suñol, Barcelona

Lawrence Weiner, sculptor?

By On November 28, 2010

Born in the Bronx, New York on 10 February 1942, Lawrence Weiner is one of the most important living American artists.  A key member of the New York conceptual art world of… Read More


Arcade Fire living in The Suburbs

By On November 1, 2010

I have become a little obsessed with the song ‘We used to wait’ by Arcade Fire, but not for the usual reasons that I like music. No, this is because I’m a… Read More


Mark Adams discusses Dieter Rams’s 10 principles of good design

By On October 17, 2010

In this video Mark Adams, Managing Director of the iconic shelving system Vitsœ, discusses Dieter Ram’s 10 principles of good design during our visit to Vitsœ headquarters in London. Adams gives us… Read More


Space Bends at B&B Italia

By On October 5, 2010

Acclaimed film director Johnny Hardstaff and Wallpaper* have teamed up to create a unique film and installation celebrating Patricia Urquiola’s new Bend-Sofa for B&B Italia – inspired by the design of the… Read More


Kuntzel+Deygas unveil House of MiCha

By On August 7, 2010

Olivier Kuntzel and Florence Deygas, or Kuntzel+Deygas as they are better known, are a duo of artists who live and work in Paris, best known for their characters “Caperino & Peperone” created… Read More


Beeb does the Genius of Design

By On May 6, 2010

This five-part series, made by the team behind the award-winning series The Genius of Photography, tells the story of design from the Industrial Revolution through 20s modernism, the swinging 60s, the designer… Read More


Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep: Boursier-Mougenot at Barbcian

By On April 29, 2010

“What I want to establish in my works is a relationship to life, to motion and to the physical presence, rather than the chance character inherent in the phenomena or situations that… Read More


The films of Erwin Blumenfeld

By On April 21, 2010

I was kindly invited to The Gentlewoman Editor-in-chief, Penny Martin’s inaugural lecture at the London College of Fashion on Wednesday which was a fascinating talk on the future of fashion imagery looking… Read More


Dinner at my place

By On April 17, 2010

Really nice video for Navigators using matchboxes… See the photoset on Flickr… Read More


A few of my favourite things

By On March 3, 2010

The Art of Gift Wrapping from Lernert & Sander on Vimeo. Revenge from Lernert & Sander on Vimeo. CDEFGABC from Lernert & Sander on Vimeo.… Read More


My favourite printmaker: Angie Lewin

By On November 29, 2009

Angie Lewin, from St Jude’s Gallery in North Norfolk has already been mentioned before at ATELIER TALLY, but I couldn’t resist updating ATELIER TV with some more on this wonderful printmaker. Her… Read More


‘Eames on film’ – Charles & Ray talk about their designs

By On November 22, 2009

The world famous designers, Charles & Ray Eames debut their Lounge Chair in 1956 on NBC… Charles & Ray Eames discuss a number of their design masterpieces including their then new Eames… Read More


London. 1927

By On November 15, 2009

Incredible footage of London in 1927 – with added colour to bring it to life. Amazing. (Originally posted at < Keep Left.)… Read More


Wallpaper* Chair Arch at V&A

By On October 4, 2009

My friends at Wallpaper* produced a chair arch with Ercol for the 2009 London Design Festival. Being a fan of both of these companies, I am pleased that they have worked together… Read More


Harry Beck’s London Underground

By On September 27, 2009

I’ve unearthed a great BBC Four programme about Design Classics. This film is dedicated to Harry Beck’s wonderful London Underground tube map design. This is a great history lesson for those that… Read More


Canada Dry, since 1904

By On August 9, 2009

In 1890, a pharmacist and chemist named John J. McLaughlin opened a small plant in Toronto, Canada, to manufacture soda water. He sold the soda water to drugstores as a mixer for… Read More


Alain de Botton: A kinder, gentler philosophy of success

By On August 3, 2009

Alain de Botton examines our ideas of success and failure – and questions the assumptions underlying these two judgments. Is success always earned? Is failure? He makes an eloquent, witty case to… Read More