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We are designers and artists who have a love of traditional craftsmanship, material exploration and a search for the essential beauty in everyday objects.

Frida's collection of Dolls & Miniatures at Casa Azul (Frida Kahlo Museum)~Image © Joshua Bousel

Frida's collection of Dolls & Miniatures at Casa Azul (Frida Kahlo Museum)~Image © Joshua Bousel

Found object nature altar.. I used to do this as a kid.

Forest Heart: Tree Lore: Whispers from the Woods

Brooms altar - Fang - Gabon - Everyday objects

Brooms altar - Fang - Gabon - Everyday objects

Nommos wooden altar - Dogon - Mali   ? "One man can start a war, but it takes two to make peace?"  ... African wisdom   The art of the  Dogon of Mali  is one of the best known among the works from African cultures. Besides the masterpieces that have made ​​the reputation of the Dogon art , there are a large number of cult pieces, even everyday objects that evoke the metaphysical and aesthetic concerns of the people who produced.   www.bruno-mignot.com

Nommos wooden altar - Dogon - Mali ? "One man can start a war, but it takes two to make peace?" ... African wisdom The art of the Dogon of Mali is one of the best known among the works from African cultures. Besides the masterpieces that have made ​​the reputation of the Dogon art , there are a large number of cult pieces, even everyday objects that evoke the metaphysical and aesthetic concerns of the people who produced. www.bruno-mignot.com

Huma Bhabha, "Untitled", 2006, clay, wire, plastic, paint. "Working with found materials and constructed forms, Huma Bhabha reworks the familiarity of everyday objects into creepy inventions. Something between a primitive species and space alien, her 'Untitled' is both ghastly and sympathetic. Set atop an altar-like plinth, Bhabha’s figure prostrates in submissive position. Shrouded in black, hands outstretched as if in prayer, it echoes humility and reverence; its aura of calm perversely…

Huma Bhabha - No title, 2006

Just as lava flows and morphs into different shapes, these shelves can be transformed in multiple ways when arranged in a room. A bookshelf or a credenza, an altar or a nook for a special collection: these are all possible by setting them on a table, hanging them from a wall or stacking them. Carefully handcrafted from volcanic rock, these shelves are the latest addition to the Lava collection, which breathes new life into the untamed nature of the rock through sophisticated everyday…

peca studio's lava shelves reveal the material's volcanic properties

a home altar

This is a beautiful home altar to Oshun ✨

making prayer tangible / reminders & calls to prayer

making prayer tangible / reminders & calls to prayer

We are designers and artists who have a love of traditional craftsmanship, material exploration and a search for the essential beauty in everyday objects.

We are designers and artists who have a love of traditional craftsmanship, material exploration and a search for the essential beauty in everyday objects.

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