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The Moment I Knew: I Needed To Help My Native Pakistan

The Huffington Post | Lauren Betesh | Posted 02.27.2014 | Healthy Living

Saba Gul sat in a lecture hall listening to a story of a young woman living in Pakistan during the 1990s who needed to disguise herself as a boy to at...

We'll All Be Having a Hacking New Year

Marian Salzman | Posted 02.19.2014 | Business
Marian Salzman

The watchword is hacking, which used to imply something both geeky and malicious. Now it's the height of cool, and we'll be seeing it done big.

5 Rules Everyone Must Follow When Giving A Handmade Gift

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 11.18.2014 | HuffPost Home

So you skipped the Black Friday mayhem in favor of some more thoughtful, homespun gifts this year -- and we don't blame you. But before you set your s...

'Doing Time' Takes On A Whole New Meaning With These Clocks

Posted 11.06.2013 | HuffPost Home

It used to be that prison inmates had just one choice when it came to channeling their creative energy -- making license plates. But at Rebibbia priso...

Resurrecting El Cid

Olek | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Olek

People still ask me why I "cover" things in public with yarn magic. I, emulating the street-art legends before me, hope to do more than merely cover surfaces.

Unexpected Inspirations

Phil Shepherd | Posted 01.23.2014 | Style
Phil Shepherd

The priceless touch from fingertips belonging to my beloved's hands... Witnessing the result of the manipulation of molten precious metal into handcra...

Back to School: Memories Defined by Dresses

Mary Daily | Posted 11.30.2013 | Style
Mary Daily

I still remember the smell of the newly-dyed material when we walked in and the anticipation of what we would find. In those days, fabric stores got leftover bolts of material and they carried a wide selection of beautiful textiles.

Tutorial: Two-Ingredient Homemade Deodorant That Works!

Organic Authority.com | Posted 12.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Organic Authority.com

My quest for an effective eco-friendly deodorant has been a long, expensive one. Until recently! I started playing around with making my own deodorant to save a little money, and I've finally settled on a simple recipe for homemade deodorant that works.

WATCH: What A Sea Salt Company Looks Like

Liza de Guia | Posted 10.23.2012 | Home
Liza de Guia

Real salts, salts not heavily processed in factories, don't all taste the same. They have their own unique "terroir" -- nuanced flavors that give a product a special sense of place.

Barcelona Industrial Design Pioneer on Classic Craft and Minimalism (VIDEO)

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 02.07.2013 | HuffPost Home
Kirsten Dirksen

His family left its mark on the Barcelona skyline (his uncle commissioned Antoni Gaudí to design the Casa Milà), but Miguel Milà chose to leave his imprint on a more modern field of design, dropping out of architecture school in the 1950s to pioneer the field of Spanish industrial design.

Deep Craft: Go Beyond Etsy and Make Toward Slow Design and the Good Life (VIDEO)

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Kirsten Dirksen

Discuss "craft" with Scott Constable, whose training includes apprenticeships under master woodworkers and who specialization in traditional joinery, and you're likely to hear about such things as traditional bodgery and English guilds.

The Faithful Shopper: More March Madness!

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 05.14.2012 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

It's March Madness again! And regular readers know that I'm not referring to basketball, but the new shops for spring so that we can refresh our wardrobes.

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: Zee Avi and Hindi Zahra Perform and Chat in NYC

Jon Chattman | Posted 12.04.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Zee Avi is a celebrated singer/songwriter from Malaysia who packs an emotional wallop with her retro cool indie-rock folkiness. Moroccan-born songstress Hindi Zahra has been called a modern day Billie Holiday thanks to her unique blues, jazz-infused gypsy sound.

An Artisan Beer Mustard Worth Spreading

Liza de Guia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Liza de Guia

Meet Anna Wolf, the founder & owner behind My Friend's Mustard, a new artisan beer mustard crafted in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

The Re-Education Of Tofu At Hodo Soy Beanery

Liza de Guia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Liza de Guia

Minh Tsai is on a mission to re-educate Americans on the taste and texture of real, authentic, traditional tofu from Asia - not the chalky, tasteless tofu many of us are accustomed to.

SOUTHWEST ART: Top Current Exhibitions in the Southwest (July/August, 2010)

ArtScene | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
ArtScene

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