Kent’s Sewing Machine Profile: Leather Works Minnesota.

By Anna Hoeschen. All photos by Caitlin Cooreman. An American flag rests against a white brick wall in the Leather Works Minnesota studio. It keeps watch over the swivel knives and mallets, the sheets of chocolate leather and the metal … Continue reading

Demanding excellence: Branden Adams.
Noticed: Nate Cotterman.
Kirsten Muenster: Meditations on Design.

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The New Luxury: Savoring Summer.

Summer in San Francisco

By Regina Connell. Ahhh summer. With the thwack and crack of balls on Wimbledon’s center court, I feel we’re finally, definitively in it. A lot of people absolutely adore summer. They love the time, the weather, the being outdoors…but I … Continue reading

Demanding excellence: Branden Adams.

Branden Adams

By Regina Connell. Oakland-based furniture designer Branden Adams is one of those guys who should be much better known. Branden is half of a husband and wife duo called BaDesign. Together with his wife Jennifer Ivanovich, BaDesign specializes in the … Continue reading

Noticed: Akio Nukaga, master potter.

Akio Nukaga throwing demonstration at Heath Ceramics

By Regina Connell Japan’s master potters are revered for their skill, dedication, and form. They’re also damned tough to find. They’re not easily located in Japan’s exorbitantly priced cities, but are far out into the countryside. Language is frequently an … Continue reading

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