Tag Archives: craft

DxV: Silvia Song

DxV: Silvia Song

By Regina Connell. This isn’t the most politically correct thing to say but craft work—making—tends to break down along gender lines. In general, textiles seem to a woman’s “thing.” Metalwork and glassblowing: mostly a male “thing.” Ceramics: a little more … Continue reading

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DxV: Misa Kumabuchi

DxV: Misa Kumabuchi

By Regina Connell. Japan is one of those countries that fascinates, but why, exactly? Is it the zen quiet of the countryside’s traditional ryokans? Is it the craziness of Tokyo’s Akihabara and Harajuku? The love of tradition? The seemingly infinite … Continue reading

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Jess Wainer: Sculptress of Light

How light can shape place

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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Our Favorite Stores (Home Goods Edition)

Finding the extraordinary

By Regina Connell. Here are a few of our favorite, perhaps lesser-known places to shop online for new, alternative luxury home goods—those handcrafted with a strong, independent point of view. Alternative luxury isn’t always expensive, but it’s never cheap, which is … Continue reading

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