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Design & Make

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Lyon Porter on Fatherhood

“I wanted to create a special place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city,” Lyon Porter says in his clear, ...

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Spring-Release Ice Cream Scoop

As an ice cream enthusiast and home baker, I put the Spring Release Ice Cream Scoop to the test when baking cookies ...

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Kintsugi

The dish in my kitchen had been upsetting me–taunting me every time I put the kettle on ...

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Helen Levi

As a young girl, Helen Levi was enrolled in an after-school ceramics program. It was there ...

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Man Ray

Painter, designer, photographer, and mixed-media artist Man Ray was an important ...

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The English Stacking Chair

Design is powerful. It creates objects, lights rooms, shelters lives and moves souls. It ...

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Essential Oils, A Primer

For centuries, the process of creating an essential oil has been a ritual to capture ...

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Gerd Hay-Edie

Ink black flecks fade into grey, before a short wisp of gold appears. The pattern is nearly ...

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In Pursuit of the Essential

The lens through which every product is examined before entering our store is ...

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Introducing Kaufmann

The idea for Kaufmann Mercantile was sparked when a plastic stapler appeared on my desk ...

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Laguiole en Aubrac

In a culture that often views its goods as replaceable rather than precious, the craft of ...

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Andrew McAteer

Andrew McAteer walks up the marble steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and begins ...

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The Apron

The best designs are those that we barely notice, so ubiquitous that they’re taken for ...

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Soapstone

It’s hard not to think of soapstone as a living material. One of its defining qualities is to ...

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GOTS Certification

The growing world of organic textiles can sometimes feel like the wild west of ...

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A Beginner’s Guide to EDC

As the community of Every Day Carry (commonly initialized as EDC) continues to ...

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Judy Jackson

When she’s not hard at work in her shared New York pottery studio, professional potter Judy ...

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Super Normal Design

Nearly a decade ago, a design movement was born when a set of stools at the Milan ...

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