Author Archives: Regina Connell

Inspiring: Valuing Repair

By Regina Connell. One of the more inspiring things to cross my screen was this little piece in Ecouterre. What’s inspiring? That it’s not just maker making more responsibly and consumers thinking about consuming more responsibly but about governments making … Continue reading

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Under the Radar: Jenny Hacker

By Regina Connell. It was designer Steven Miller—no slouch in the taste department—who first showed me the work of Jenny Hacker, a San Francisco-based textile artist. It was a blanket—black on black—with two different textiles fused together, one side organic cotton and the … Continue reading

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Jess Wainer: Sculptress of Light

By Regina Connell. Making the rounds of design trade shows in the last year, I’ve seen a great deal of lighting. And most of it bored me silly. The big problem was the utter sameness of it: an endless riff on the Lindsay … Continue reading

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Space Makes Place: Conde House

By Regina Connell. Typically, we think of Japanese companies as either gargantuan industrial corporations or very small enterprises. The giants are the likes of Sony, Uniqlo, Toyota. On the micro side of the ledger, we think of Japanese artisans and craftsmen, laboring in clay, … Continue reading

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