Maker Feature: Stephanie Cheng

Equal parts bold, playful, and grounding, Stephanie Cheng’s work embodies the kind of timeless joy that makes you inhale a little deeper when you look at it. Having met Stephanie in person, I can tell you that the warmth and intention you feel in her work is very much so reflective of who she is …

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Building An Anti-Racist Business

If we were sitting across from each other I’d pour you a cup of coffee (in some fantastic ceramic mug, of course) and ask you how you are. I’d ask you what you’re learning and unlearning, what you’re working on, and what you’re looking forward to. We’re in the midst of the largest human rights movement …

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Maker Feature: Karben Wood

There’s something inherently beautiful about the process of shaping and carving wood, seeing it come to new life through someone’s hands. Furniture design is unique in its intimacy. These are objects we use and interact with every day. They’re tasked with holding us in all our moods and forms, supporting us through life’s many seasons. …

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Joy Is In The Details

Every so often, something will come along that turns your world upside down. That tears through the path you’re walking, leaving you in its wake of uncertainty. When this happens, it’s hard to know what to hold on to, what steady thing you can reach for. For me, that’s joy. Joy does not care where you are or what …

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Maker Feature: Laconic Story

I defy anyone to look at a piece made by Laconic Story and not smile. Equal parts whimsical and intentional, Miranda’s playful forms and bright glazes draw you right in. It’s obvious from the detail in her pieces (which get more intricate with each new animal she releases!) that her work is driven by more …

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Maker Feature: Golden Age Botanicals

I don’t have to say much for you to see why Kathryn Bondy, the artist behind Golden Age Botanicals, is uncommonly good at her craft. The moment you realize that what you’re looking at is in fact made from paper (PAPER!) your heart will undoubtedly burst as mine did. Kathryn’s work somehow manages to evoke …

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Why I Started Craft Uncommon

If you’ve been following me for any length of time, you know I’m into craft. Like, really into craft. I have an inexplicable desire to pick up any textile art that crosses my path, my apartment is home to three sewing machines and one spinning wheel, and I seriously debated forgoing a couch in order to …

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