A few of us at SA Baxter are automotive nuts to say the least.  Imagine our surprise when we encountered this post over at Core77.  The care and hand-crafted effort put forth into each and every Porsche badge is something near and dear to our hearts.  We think you’ll find the detail and focus of the craftsmanship to be absolutely fascinating.


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Nothing makes a statement like door knobs with a hand-hammered finish.  These beauties, Door Knob Style DK-1019, are finished in Antique Nickel.

SA Baxter’s DK-1019 Door Knobs in Antique Nickel Hand-Hammerd Finish

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT

It goes without saying that we respect and admire fellow craftspeople, who create and build locally.  Makers Market, happening at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, CT, Oct 20th and 21st, sounds like the perfect Fall design-related field-trip to us.  This ‘Curated Selection of Skillfully Crafted Products’ features work of craftspeople located in New York and New England.  A VIP Preview Benefit will take place on Friday, Oct. 19th.  Below is a sampling of some of the work created by Exhibitors.  Of course we have a little bit of a soft spot for those who incorporate various metal alloys…

Beam Bench by Palo Samko…love the brass legs…

Chrome Benches by Cumulus Studios

Halsey Dining Chair by Assembly Design

Returning from a jaunt to London Design Week, we would be remiss to not call attention to these modern clean tabletop accessories from Minimalux.

Minimalux U Candleholder in Stainless Steel

This London-based based design brand develops copper, brass, stainless steel, and sterling silver pieces, which are just stunning in their simplicity.  In their words – “each one a lasting and jubilant celebration of a pure and elemental form.”  Interestingly enough, for London Design Week, Minimalux exhibited these products via a film entitled ‘The Exhibition’.  We applaud this bold marketing move and their sublime design aesthetic.

Minimalux’s Bulb has been nominated for the ELLE Decoration British Design Awards.

Minimalux Conical Vase – From the Minimalux website – “Borosilicate glass, metalised with layers of silver and copper then mirror polished. The item is supplied non-lacquered and will slowly develop an attractive natural patina.”

We absolutely love modern design statements with brass + white marble.  These pieces by CASTOR accentuate the beauty of simplicity in detail.  CASTOR offers an impressive and humorous lineup of accessories and artwork.

CASTOR Deadstock BMO Table

CASTOR Deadstock BMO Table

Castor Deadstock Catherine Lamp

Kudos to CASTOR for mixing a clean aesthetic with a whimsical style…whilst being environmentally responsible, by embracing the re-imagination of reclaimed materials.

via DesignSponge.

We’re crushing on this faceted bronze vase by Artist David Wiseman.

David Wiseman Faceted Bronze Vase

The form, execution, and color is just exquisite.  David’s work work has been included in private collections and featured at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution.  We hope to see more works in brass or bronze from this innovative young artist.  Bravo David!

David Wiseman Faceted Bronze Vase

David Wiseman Faceted Bronze Vase