Tag Archives: Bay Area

Jess Wainer: Sculptress of Light

By Regina Connell. Making the rounds of design trade shows in the last year, I’ve seen a great deal of lighting. And most of it bored me silly. The big problem was the utter sameness of it: an endless riff on the Lindsay … Continue reading

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DxV: Florian Roeper

By Regina Connell. Many artisans tend to fall in love with a single material and never move on from there.  And this is good. We’re all for monogamy after all, and it does take time and focus to hone those … Continue reading

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Noticed: Bryr

Text and photos by Rachel Filipinas. Shelves of materials fill the Bryr studio—stacks of wooden bases, neat lines of yellow foot-shaped lasts, drawers of laces, jars of shoe oil, manila folders full of patterns, a fireplace filled with books. In … Continue reading

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Pick of the Week: Mandy Aftel’s Fragrant

By Regina Connell. Mandy Aftel is one of our favorite artisans, thinkers, and inspirations. Why? Because she’s the real deal. Not only is she one of the world’s best fragrance artisans, but she is a serious student of the world … Continue reading

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