"Taking Imagination Seriously" | Janet Echelman November 18, 2015 12:00
There are so many sources of inspiration out there, so many people whose work is the personification of creativity. Below, Janet Echelman gives a Ted Talk on her work, and the success she's had from giving credit to her own imagination.
(The talk is just over 9 minutes long. Go ahead, take a break; it's worth it.)
What's great about this, is the repeated scenario of her saying that "_________ didn't exist...so we had to create it..."
This is an attitude that Craft-Modern fully supports and celebrates. It is something that we strive to do with our own pieces, and it's also something that we encourage from others.
What can we create today?
Three-Story Montreal Apartment November 11, 2015 12:00
Last week, Design-Milk featured a former sugar refinery, turned chic apartment, in Montreal.
The article describes the apartment as having "refined, industrial vibes," which we completely love. In fact, this is similar to the way we describe our own Gira Table; the term "New Industrial" is often thrown around the office.
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It describes pieces that are extremely sleek, often involving shiny (not rusted) metal, and sometimes a brilliant pop of color, in an industrial setting (i.e. an old refinery).
The interiors of this space, by Les Ensembliers, are beautifully curated. This apartment is a great (large scale) example of the "New Industrial" aesthetic for which the Gira Table was designed.
Video: DIY Doorlenz Installation October 28, 2015 12:00
We often refer to the Doorlenz as a DIY project, yet we still find that many people are surprised to discover that they really can do it themselves.
Today's post is a bit of a throwback...
Here's a video that Steve, owner of Craft-Modern and inventor of the Doorlenz, made back in 2012 to show just how easy it is to install a Doorlenz into an existing door.
Done! And in under 3 minutes!
Furniture That Makes a Statement September 30, 2015 12:00
There’s no denying it: the Gira Table is unique.
It doesn’t blend in.
The average living room is dominated with browns and blacks. Yes, the Gira Table is offered in both silver and black for a clean, simple look. But we also wanted to take this opportunity to get creative.
Rather than simply relying on an accent pillow for a pop of color, we like the idea of using the furniture itself to make the statement.
The customizable nature of this piece allows you to design it to fit with your existing furniture, to compliment or contrast the colors already in the room.