Visiting the artist in his Gowanus studio.
Handsome and rugged leather camera straps made in Brooklyn.
A whiskey tasting trip to Red Hook's Van Brunt Stillhouse.
Inside the new Lowercase factory, where a small team is running the only NYC-made eyewear brand.
Talking textiles, travel and meditation with Caroline Hurley for the latest Huckberry Artist Series feature.
Touring the headquarters of the classic Portland boot company.
Inside the studio of a boatbuilder turned furniture maker.
Checking into the Pioneer Works Supper Club for an early taste of Chef Negro's open flame cooking.
Scoping Kings County Distillery's new Navy Yard bar.
Talking journalism and craft in the writing bunker of one of the greats.
Learning how one medium can affect another with the Brooklyn-based furniture design studio.
In the Greenpoint studio of the Swiss-born designer.
Checking in with the Brooklyn-based design studio.
It's not everyday you get invited to the studio of a puppet maker.
Tall Cotton Supply’s Jim Morgan has a unique view of development in New York. He runs a salvage company that reclaims whatever it can from so many old buildings being torn down here in the city.
Lost rolls of film are found, and developed.
Talking design, music and restaurants with Taavo Somer.
Aside from being the maker of highly-designed writing instruments, Ian Schon is also an design engineer by day and competitive cyclecross rider during the weekends. We visited him in his Brookline shop to see his newest project.
In a little shop in Gowanus, Dan Krugman is making some incredibly-sophisticated instruments.
Back when Bennett started seeding Duxbury Bay with oysters in the early 90s, he was warned it was a bad idea. Now some twenty years later, with a booming oyster farm, two restaurants in Boston, an e-commerce business and a foundation committed to creating sustainable aquaculture projects around the world, Skip Bennet’s idea doesn’t seem so laughable.
I launched this blog eight months ago with a pretty simple idea: I wanted to document a new group of craftsmen, artisans and creative entrepreneurs often referred to as makers, and celebrate their work in the process. It’s been amazing.
For now, I wanted to share a few of my favorite photos from the last eight months. They are, for whatever reason, the images I like and appreciate. I hope you do as well.
Pensa means “think” in Italian, which couldn’t be more fitting for a company responsible for producing such thoughtful designs. I recently got to visit their Dumbo shop to see their entry in the Oregon Manifest bike design competition and see their work space as well.
It turns out it’s still possible to find a hidden gem.
And Acme Vintage Furniture in New Haven CT is just that.
The Knickerbocker Mfg. Co. half pipe isn’t getting a lot of use these days. That’s a good thing.
Did formal music training influence Daniel Moyer’s woodworking? It must have. Just looking at his work you see an obvious respect and total commitment to craft and quality. It’s the work of someone who has mastered an art.