Tag Archives: handcrafted

Space Makes Place: Conde House

Conde House Work in Process. Or is that progress in work?

By Regina Connell. Typically, we think of Japanese companies as either gargantuan industrial corporations or very small enterprises. The giants are the likes of Sony, Uniqlo, Toyota. On the micro side of the ledger, we think of Japanese artisans and craftsmen, laboring in clay, … 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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Consider This: The Craft of the Umbrella

Tokyo Rain: Yoshinori Mizutani via It's Nice That

By Regina Connell. Living well = fewer + better … tools for living. The right knives in the kitchen, things like a great hairbrush (don’t underestimate this), the right t-shirt, well-made shoes that last—and that go with everything. But what about the … Continue reading

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Guest Curator: Ray McKenzie

McKenzie_Paiko glasses

By Ray McKenzie. We first came across Ray when he was running the store for the Museum of Craft and Design. Museum stores can be fun, but we’ve found that there’s often a razor-thin line between cool and contrived (all … Continue reading

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