THE BIG PICTURE

The Seductive Danger of the New, New Thing

What's the point?

By Regina Connell. I’ve long been an admirer of David Trubridge. At first it was just his designs. But then after we did our interview with him, I developed a whole new respect for his way of building a good business around … Continue reading

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The New, “New” Thing

Caring for what you love

What, really, IS the line between maintaining and creating? What is “new”, anyway? Isn’t a lot of maintenance about creation, or actually, re-creation? Continue reading

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Craftsmanship & Geopolitics

Hand making wool felt rugs in Iran

By Regina Connell. There’s been a buzz in the world of craft and artisanship of late, and I’m not talking about a new artisanal brew, air-dried hachiko persimmons or hand-turned foraged wood beard combs. No: I’m talking about Cuba and … Continue reading

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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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