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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: Remembrance

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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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Pick of the Week: Sheer Audacity

Barber Osgerby at the V&A during London Design Festival 2014

By Regina Connell. We’ve always been fans of the UK design team Barber Osgerby, but this certainly took the cake. For the 2014 London Design Festival, the duo¬†created two huge reflective panels positioned end to end, suspended beneath the vaulted … Continue reading

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Noticed: Monica Calderon

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Resin. It’s not a material you think of often, and if you do, you think about sleek, modernist pieces: beautiful and glowing, yes, but hardly organic. Mexico City-based Monica Calderon’s way with resin changes all that. In her hands, resin … Continue reading

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