DESIGNCRAFT 101

Composure: Permanence

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By Kyle Studstill. Composure If we are to do our best work in the face of constant chaos and change, perhaps we must first hone our inner virtues as guidance. Composure produces an ongoing series of reflections, guided by creative … Continue reading

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Bursting the Maker Bubble: Part 3

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By Regina Connell. Last round, we talked about what’s really changed since this latest maker fetish began. There was the rise of the conscious consumer; a new focus on identity and making known the identity of the artisan; the rise … Continue reading

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Virtues of Craft: The Diligent Artisan

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By Kyle Studstill. Diligence is perhaps one of the most powerful tools in an artisan’s toolbox, but it can be too easily confused with the notion of simply following rules. I make scarves, and as part of my process, I … Continue reading

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Flax Project: Christien Meindertsma’s Newest Work

Linen tea towels, image courtesy of Thomas Eyck

By Meghan Urback. Earlier this spring, I was fortunate enough to meet Dutch designer Christien Meindertsma in San Francisco.  Her work is a huge inspiration to me, and I was thrilled to speak with her in person and to sit … Continue reading

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