Saturdays & Sundays with Such & Such

Saturdays & Sundays with Such & Such is our regular journal post with a little inspiration for those precious weekends. No essays here just links to some cool bits and bobs, inspirational videos and some great images to get the weekend off to a good start. We hope you enjoy!

This short video was shot over six months in the workshop of expert luthier Alex Bishop. Based in London, the film shows Alex at work in his studio, combining beautiful craftsmanship and music.

B&F portable desk 760x

baines & fricker portable desk 760xImages via Baines & Fricker

We spotted this very clever design by Baines & Fricker in their newsletter and just had to share it. The design was commissioned by Fieldwork, a company focused on Ethnographic research

“Fieldwork do ethnographic research into working life, which entails making visible the ordinary and extraordinary things that might go unnoticed in day to day office life. Fieldwork use Ethnography to hold up a lens to the way people live and work. They do this to shed new light on old habits, cultural things that have become ingrained and no longer serve their clients, things that are invisible because people pass them everyday, and things that are automatic.” Curtis James. Fieldwork Founder.

The desk which folds into a flightcase on wheels is used as a portable research lab. While we may not be doing research into Ethnography we are pretty keen on this design and the concept of a foldaway desk space on wheels. With so many people working from home or working remotely how cool would it be to fold away your workspace at the end of the day, a bit like locking the office door, what do you think?

Want to read more about Baines & Fricker then check out our Q&A with the talented husband and wife team.

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Image via It’s Nice That drawing by the French Architect, Daniel Libeskind as part of the Homage to Le Corbusier exhibition

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Le Corbusier Hommage 760xImages via Villa Le Lac Le Corbusier

Heading anywhere near the Swiss town of Lausanne in August or September, then you are in for a real treat as the Villa Le Lac Le Corbusier museum has commissioned ten of today’s leading architects to create designs for an extension to Villa Le Lac. The Homage to Le Corbusier exhibition shows what the group of architects came up with, alongside some drawings of Villa Le Lac by Le Corbusier and photographs from the period 1920-1930. Fifty years after the death of one of the pioneers of Modern Architecture this exhibition is a must for anyone interested in his work.

craft led tech by Elle Decoration 760xSome of the products in the Craft Led Tech by Such & Such feature by Elle Decoration online

Did you see the Elle Decoration online article all about our Craft Led Tech products, if not then head over there now to read more and check out the products they highlighted in the article. Want to get your hands on any of these cool products then head to the site.

Finally, we wanted to say a big thank you to all those who have come to visit our pop up shop in the West Elm store on Tottenham Court Road. It has been great to chat with so many customers and “followers”. For those of you unable to make it, we thought we would share a few shots with you.

Such & Such West Elm Pop Up

Such & Such West Elm Pop Up

Ada Blackjack Backpacks(No.4 and No.2 Backpacks by Ada Blackjack)

G'Vine Gin(We were treated to some fantastic gin G’Vine Gin for our Thursday night drinks party)