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Tag: artisan

24 Feb

Meditations #79

  Why do I love carved wood, woven fiber, embroidered textile? These beauties, bearing the handprint of the maker, are windows into unique...

7 Sep

Japanese Boro Textile and Indigo Traditions

The art of boro is one born of necessity—agricultural and working class families prolonged the lives of their clothing and cloth possessions...

5 Apr


It took a birthday, a friend, and three sisters to lead me to UnderOurSky, a delicious (and dangerously desirous) website of beautiful objects. My...

6 Jan

Alium Celebrates Five Years in Garzon

Alium, Pueblo Garzon’s clothing and home design shop, turned five this weekend. All of Garzon, plus admirers from as far away as Punta del...

28 Aug

Alan Donovan – African Heritage

On the eve of my departure for Kenya, my heart place, I offer you a glimpse of what makes this country and this continent so unique. I first...

2 Jul

DARKROOM’S Treasures

I am enchanted, invigorated, and deeply satisfied by beautiful, handmade objects.  When I find a source, be it a stall, a shop, a market or...

5 Mar

Kanazawa: Art & Onsen

2.5 hours from Kyoto is the capital of Ishikawa Prefecture, Kanazawa. A small city known for its deep history of culture and the sophistication...

27 Dec

Rio’s Hotel Santa Teresa

One tends to think beach when looking at Rio’s top hotels and the Fasano usually tops the list.  But there is a new Design Concept Hotel...

27 Oct

Hand/Eye Magazine

I first met Keith Recker when I was serving on the Board of Directors of Aid To Artisans, that remarkable organization which, under the stewardship...

17 Nov

MAD Goes African

The Museum of Arts and Design has opened its Global Africa Project, a blockbuster show of African and African-inspired art and craftwork.  Many...

16 Jan

To Haiti With Love

I have never been to Haiti although it is a country I have wanted to visit since a very close friendship, forged at Columbia University, introduced...

30 Sep

Magpie Magic!

  A Magpie Double Tiered Grande Dame Chandelier constructed from reclaimed plastic and trinkets. Photo Credit:  Sean Daniel www.magpiehomefineware.co.za

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