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Material Inquiry: Salt

Maldon Sea Salt

By Regina Connell. Now obviously, we have a thing for salt here. I’ve always loved it for its shape, meaning, and sheer savoriness, along with the pleasure it gives food—and thus life.  In fact, I’ve been accused of seeing some … Continue reading

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Pick of the Week: Mandy Aftel’s Fragrant

Mandy Aftel Fragrance Bottles

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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Noticed: The Craft of the Russian Tea Party

Reconcilliation tea set

By Peter Harris and Natalie Powell. We’d all probably know what to expect at a British tea party or Japanese tea ceremony, but what about a Russian tea party? Artist Alina Tukhvatullina’s handcrafted brass and walnut tea set transports us … Continue reading

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