THE BIG PICTURE

Shaking the House: Seeking Out “Ugliness”

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By Regina Connell. It’s not just Marie Kondo and Martha Stewart anymore. It seems that these days, everyone’s cottoned onto the idea of a good spring clean. There are even apps that help you with it. Please. Each major culture has a … Continue reading

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Reviving Craft As Enlightened Self-Interest

Knowledge is in the hand

By Regina Connell. However you feel about luxury—and in particular, conventional luxury fashion and design (all those labels, all those ads!)—you have to admit: it is the savior of craft skills. We can all say we love handcrafted work, and decry … Continue reading

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The Fixers’ Collective

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By Sara McBeen. It happened about 10 months ago. I was sewing the hem on a pair of pants and when I went to press the reverse on my sewing machine, and the lever broke off completely. My sewing machine … Continue reading

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Composure: Technique

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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