A poetic look at the work of British environmental artist, Andy Goldsworthy. This film gives us a peak into his process, craft and collaboration with nature, with which Goldsworthy creates beautiful pieces of art, some only lasting just short periods of time. A lesson in appreciating the beauty in nature, and how we can use the elements that surrond us to create.
"Growth, time and the idea of flow in nature. When I make a work I often take it to the very edge of its collapse where there is often a very beautiful balance. I want to understand the state and energy I have in me that I also feel in the plants and land. The energy in life that is flowing through the landscape." - Goldsworthy
A beautiful documentary that explores the works of land artist Andy Goldsworthy as he crafts, destroys and resuscitates his rarely unique works. Nature as his tool shed, he uses the materials he finds around him to make works that develop relationships and conversations with the wind and water that surround them.
For SS15, Dries van Noten collaborated with Argentine artist Alexandra Kehayoglou to create a beautifully crafted mossy landscape that would serve as the show's runway. Imitating nature while blurring the lines between art and object, Kehayoglou invites us to her studio in Buenos Aires where we are exposed to every step of the piece's creation.
There's no timepiece with a more elegant silhouette than that of the hourglass. A magnificent short film showing the craft behind Marc Newson's hourglass design at the GlassKeller factory in Basel, Switzerland, wonderfully accompanied by Philip Glass's "Opening."
"Rivages is a new film by Guillaume Cagniard returning to JR's project completed in the summer of 2014 in the secluded port of Le Havre, France. The port is run by only men, dockers that inherited the profession from their fathers. This film pays tribute to these men who worked hard to make the largest pasting in the world, to bring the first woman's eyes to the port, and to send these eyes across the seas of the world to Malaysia."
Although not commonly considered a traditional craft, surfing is certainly treated like one by Britain's Northeast industrial coast surfers. A beautiful video showing the hardships and pleasures of riding the violent, glacial waves that sometimes require 5-6mm thick wetsuits.
Brooklyn-based workwear brand and manufacturing company Knickerbocker Mfg. Co. takes us through their factory and creation process from beginning to end with Charles Bukowski's voiceover reading of his poem, "Style." Directed and Edited by Patrick Lizza, Shot and Produced by Johny Frohman.
"Glove cutting is a rare skill. Today, there are fewer than a hundred practising glove cutters in the world. Only two can be found in Sweden – Anton and Niklas Magnusson, fourth-generation members of the family business."
A look through the process of these beautifully crafted Japenese glasses by Matsuda, masterfully balancing machine production processes and intricate hand detailing. A delight.
In collaboration with The Sartorialist, Kirk Miller goes through the process of creating a custom fencing vest for Scott Schuman. Miller's Oath, a small bespoke tailoring shop located in New York, is one of the few gems that still truly values the importance of traditional craftsmanship in tailored clothing, treasuring quality in both its construction methods and fabric selections. We are fortunate to still have shops like Miller's Oath, whose exceptionally vibrant team is passionately dedicated to achieving perfection in every single one of its garments.