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Craftsmanship

Fashion and the Market for Curated Identities

Lottie Ntim | Posted 07.17.2014 | Business
Lottie Ntim

The concept of a curated identity is nothing new, but increased connectivity and consumer conscience has certainly paved the way for what is now a burgeoning market, that ultimately serves to give us more choice, control and flexibility when it comes to what we wear.

Retail Chatter #6

June Haynes | Posted 04.28.2014 | Business
June Haynes

Luxury retailers should take note of the old saying, "Don't judge a book by its cover." If you want to attract this future generation of leaders, adapt to their beliefs that, luxury is not a symbol of achievement, rather a promise to self that "You Can Achieve."

83-Year-Old Architect Creates Fascinating Models Of Flying Ships

Posted 11.25.2013 | Arts

The idea -- to build small, winged boats that could buzz about like a toy helicopter -- was born out of a bet between architect Luigi Prina and boat b...

Granada: Two Friends in Andalusia, Part 3

Fahad Faruqui | Posted 05.28.2013 | Travel
Fahad Faruqui

From Granada station, we walked to the Hotel Gran Via 44, passing first through a neighborhood which is best described as 21st century post-recession in character.

B&B Italia -- 'Can Design Save Europe?' (VIDEO)

Crane.tv | Posted 11.20.2012 | Arts
Crane.tv

The recession of the past years has sparked a lot of debate around the fate of the arts and craft industry. With manufacturing power is moving Eastward toward mass production factories in China and India, what is left of Europe's history in true craftsmanship?

Building Hope: Men From a Homeless Camp Become Valued Carpenters

Erin Bernhardt | Posted 09.11.2012 | Good News
Erin Bernhardt

The journey of Lamon Luther began three years ago when he discovered a group of homeless people living in the woods of his metro Atlanta neighborhood.

Royal College of Art: Meet the Students (VIDEO)

Crane.tv | Posted 07.04.2012 | Arts
Crane.tv

Those who wonder why London continues to be such an important influencer on the global creative industry are no longer left guessing. With a three-p...

WATCH: Architect & Carpenter Craft Tiny Passive Solar Backyard Hideaway

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 09.10.2012 | Green
Kirsten Dirksen

At 120 square feet their backyard hideaway was carefully designed to maximize space. The space is condensed, but Sarah Deeds sees that as an advantage: it puts you closer to your views and nature.

Vehicles as Housing: 27-Square-Foot Mobile Home Bicycle and a Rowboat Shelter

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 04.13.2012 | Green
Kirsten Dirksen

"I don't know if I could have a car without a bed in it." San Francisco artist Jay Nelson has put beds into nearly every vehicle he's ever owned, including a semi-totalled Honda Civic (bought for $200) and a tiny rowboat (found on Craigslist).

Secretive Design In Menswear

Crane.tv | Posted 10.02.2011 | Arts
Crane.tv

The last half a century has been definitive for the arts in South Korea's capital -- the city has revealed that it too harbours a wealth of outstandin...

Are IKEA, Outlet Malls, Wal-Mart, and Whole Foods Really Bargains?

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Anis Shivani

American consumers are being taken for a ride.