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Craftsmanship

DESIGN
Collection Two: Uganda From The Citizenry
Following a successful first release, incorporating materials and craftsmanship from Peru and Argentina, socially conscious design house The Citizenry presents Collection Two: Uganda. Partnering with artisans throughout the country to source materials...
TRAVEL
Basilica Farm + Flea 2014
If Black Friday is synonymous with all that is wrong with capitalism, then the worthy antithesis to this unofficial sale-worshipping holiday is the Basilica Farm + Flea: an annual gathering of regional makers, farmers, food vendors and vintage collectors...
STYLE
The Bone Collection
Designer Vayshalee Naran's Bone Collection has made a potentially grim object—the rib bone—into a beautiful bracelet that weighs with meaning. As the delicate rib cage literally protects the heart (and lungs), Naran's elegant bangle signifies love...
DESIGN
Interview: Goods of Record's Trey Sisson
by Emily Bihl The e-commerce industry is awash with the “storytelling as a sales pitch” concept. Brands offer a few hundred words to tug on customers’ emotions just long enough for shoppers to feel the urge to click “add to cart.” What sets newcomers...
DESIGN
The Ripple Series from Haand Ceramics
If you're on a search for high-quality wares to set the table with that are minimalist enough to match any mood and decor but are unusual enough to be memorable, look no further than Haand Ceramics. Founded in 2012 by childhood friends (now business...
DESIGN
FPOAFM's One-of-a-Kind Ceramic Artworks
Ceramics seem to becoming more and more like T-shirts, in which the cup or bowl becomes a vehicle for something catchy, cute or plain-old homey. One collective that's highlighting the neglected creative potential of the historic medium is FPOAFM...
STYLE
Mirror of Threads Blankets by Emdal Colorknit
Designer Signe Emdal has an affinity with the year 1984. That's the year her 1.25-ton German knitting machine was made, as well as the Nikon camera she uses to create patterns from photos. However, Emdal (who entered the industry in 2006 by helping...
STYLE
Knit Wit Magazine
Young knitters, weavers and even hobbyists rejoice—no longer do you have to resort to dusty old library books or wade through the barrages of cutesy pink images on Pinterest to learn, share and discover new material related to handicrafts. Making...
DESIGN
Robinson Campaign Watch Case
In 2013 when cabinetmaker and wood craftsman Callum Robinson of Scotland's Method Studio was tapped by Vacheron Constantin—one of the world's oldest watchmakers—to make a travel case for one of their most prized pieces, Robinson never knew it would...
DESIGN
Brazil Meets NYC in Joinery's Blankets and Rugs
Within the Brooklyn boutique's thoughtful selection of well-crafted housewares, vintage goods and hard-to-find clothing labels, one of Joinery's most popular pieces has been their own woven blankets and rugs which are, more often than not, out of...
STYLE
Kathrin Von Rechenberg's Tea Silk
Tea silk considered one of the most well-preserved gems in Chinese silk craftsmanship. Originating from the Ming Dynasty, this fabric was once considered the most luxurious silk. The '30s became the gilded age for xiangyunsha (the Chinese name for...
DESIGN
Framed Textile Art from St. Frank
Photographs, paintings and posters have been the standard go-tos for sprucing up apartment walls, and now SF-based St. Frank would like to us consider another option: textiles sourced from around the world. And forget those mass-produced tapestry...
DESIGN
Method Studio: Stasis
On the outskirts of Edinburgh, overlooking the famous Forth Bridge, designer and woodworker Callum Robinson's most pressing issue at the moment is keeping his Border Collie puppy from chewing up the furniture. Robinson is the co-founder and Creative...
DESIGN
Cool Hunting Video: Helen Levi
As a deeper appreciation and understanding of craftsmanship continues to permeate our culture, it becomes more and more challenging as a consumer to identify value—something that is now more often about personal appeal, rather than price. When holding...
DESIGN
Maison & Objet 2014: Glass
When considering the work of glass, two places in the world are famous for the refinement of the tradition: the Czech Republic's Bohemia region and Venice, Italy. While tradition is often a source of inspiration, we are in an era in which tradition...
DESIGN
Cool Hunting Video: MB&F
For the first video in our Lincoln Hello Again series, we traveled to Geneva, Switzerland to visit one of the most forward-thinking watchmakers on the planet. In the digital age, when the smartphone has become the modern-day pocket watch, the traditional...
CULTURE
Cool Hunting Video: Cantabile Piano Arts
In Yonkers, NY, an extensive collection of piano cases, keys, pedals, bridges and strings reside in the Cantabile Piano Arts warehouse. Each part is waiting in queue to be utilized by a passionate team who work to repair, refinish and reconstruct...
STYLE
Schofield Watch Company: Blacklamp
Since Schofield Watch Company's Signalman was released, its designer Giles Ellis has been riding his self-made wave of design-inspired success right into the upper echelons of modern horology. With his second timepiece, the Blacklamp, Ellis has taken...
DESIGN
Filson + AEV
The revitalization of US manufacturing in recent years has led to a boom in high quality, proudly American-made products. Heritage brands like Seattle-based Filson have been making handmade products since 1897, meanwhile relative newcomers like Detroit...
DESIGN
Cool Hunting Video: Nakashima
In a secluded part of the quaint town of New Hope, PA, we came upon the nearly 70-year-old property of the Nakashima furniture company. The Nakashima's nine-acres of land houses every stage of the production process: From two massive lumber sheds...
TECH
MB&F Legacy Machine No. 2
Max Büsser knows watches better than most but isn't a trained watchmaker. He instead serves as a muse of sorts, the Johnny Knoxville of modern horology, tempting the friends he collaborates with to dare to dream as big as he does. The latest result...
STYLE
Unmarked
Nobody wants to admit it, but summer is on its way out. And while we'll all miss the casual clothing that goes along with sun-soaked days, the thought of welcoming boots back into rotation is pretty damn nice. It was good timing then that CH recently...
CULTURE
theFINproject by Timothy Hogan
Sometimes the most integral aspects of a craft receive the least attention. This rings especially true in surfboard design where the fin is often overlooked. But theFINproject, a new photo series and upcoming documentary by still-life and renowned...
DESIGN
Interview: Jeff McCallum
San Diego-based surfboard shaper Jeff McCallum creates functional works of art. With humble beginnings sweeping and boxing boards for other shapers, he has worked his way up to top of his craft. Blending retro-inspired shapes with modern color palettes...
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