Tag Archives: San Francisco

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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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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Under the Radar: Jenny Hacker

Charcoal and Silver

By Regina Connell. It was designer Steven Miller—no slouch in the taste department—who first showed me the work of Jenny Hacker, a San Francisco-based textile artist. It was a blanket—black on black—with two different textiles fused together, one side organic cotton and the … Continue reading

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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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