Under the Radar: Jenny Hacker

Charcoal and Silver

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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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


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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Something More than Money

The Borderers of Saint Pauls

By Regina Connell. It’s not all about money. While the biggest financial supporter of specialized artisan craft skills is no doubt the commercial luxury fashion sector, there’s another sector that has long supported great craft skills: the church. Just as … Continue reading

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