Inspirational Makers – Kvetna Glassworks

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Located in the beautiful countryside of the Czech Republic is Kvetna Glassworks. The factory, founded in 1794, works with traditional techniques and local materials. Looking at their modern, refined work you’d assume they have modern roots but they have been smart enough to adapt their skills and traditions to work for today’s market.

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Engineered Illusions

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As modern technology has advanced the methods of creating art have advanced as well. Computers, electronics, and new materials have provided creative artists with a wealth of new mediums to experiment with. While many creators still opt for the traditional methods, sculptor Jonty Hurwitz has fully embraced new forms of technology. Hurwitz’s art is based […]

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Inspirational Makers – S. Bernardo

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When Teroforma decided to design the Alterier Vase Collection, it was immediately clear who to partner with, S. Bernardo- Perpetua, Pereira & Almeida, an amazing ceramic factory located in the quaint town of Alcobaça, Portugal. Led by architect Manuel da Bernarda, the factory is run like a design studio where creativity is encouraged through exploration […]

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Smithsonian Photo Winners

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Smithsonian Magazine just recently announced the finalists of their 11th Annual Photo Contest. The competition drew a total of 50,000 submissions, 60 finalists were selected in 6 categories including: Natural, Travel, People, Americana, Altered, and Mobile. Check out more of the finalists’ images after the jump. The diversity among the photos is amazing, the capture […]