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Profile: Bobby Silverman

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By JoAnn Locktov. Bobby Silverman thought he wanted to be a social geographer. (Social geography is the study of spatial patterns, investigating how and why we live and work where we do.) On the way to getting his degree, he … Continue reading

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Extreme Lacquer

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Wish we’d caught this “Collaqueration” exhibit in the UK, but oh my, the inspiration that remains! Expert lacquer craftsmen from Japan (Wajima and Nara) linked up with British-designers to create some seriously cool pieces. Love the revival of an ancient … Continue reading

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Profile: Marcia Stuermer/Fossil Faux Studios

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We’re big on natural materials but really, there’s nothing quite like resin (done right). It’s sexy. It’s slightly mysterious. It glows. The colors–an infinite range–can have surprising depth. The look–and mood–morphs, depending on the light, from almost solid to translucent … Continue reading

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Profile: Daniel Winterich

When you think of the word, alchemist, what comes to mind? Medieval. Long robes. Dodgy facial hair. Muttering. Eccentricity. Someone who labors to change base metals into gold, and maybe even find the elixir of life. And though the more … Continue reading

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