American Craft Council's Make Room: Modern Design Meets Craft in San Francisco
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- On the surface, craft culture may seem as soft and fuzzy as a skein of hand-dyed yarn, but as I learned at the American Craft Council's annual meeting and conference last week, there are as many…
The difference a rug can make in a room is pretty remarkable: softening hardwood, bringing in a bit of a pattern or color, truly tying things together underfoot. San Francisco-based designer Melina Raissnia uses an ancient Iranian felting technique to create her collection, and her website—and Hayes Valley shop, if you're in the Bay Area—displays a great range of rugs. We're quite fond of Fuller and its nod to Bucky's geodesics.
We've got floor coverings on the brain this week, and consistently find ourselves clicking back to admire the work of Melina Raissnia, who owns San Francisco-based Peace Industry with her husband Todd. Their Hayes Valley shop has a beautiful selection of 100% lambswool rugs, handmade using ancient Iranian felting techniques.
- I'm in the air en route to Minneapolis for the American Craft Council's annual conference, where a number of writers, artists, makers, scholars and others will gather to discuss the future of craft.
- Oakland-based designer Eric Pfeiffer has been exhibiting annually at ICFF since 1997 and this year he's launching a series of outdoor pieces in collaboration with San Francisco's Council.
- This past weekend, the American Craft Council—one of the country's oldest organizations championing handicrafts—celebrated its 70th birthday at its annual show at Fort Mason in San…
- It's the time of year when we all tend to think of starting anew. While we may look back on the past year and appreciate it, there are no doubt some things that we might want to change a bit.
- Picnic tables. They work well inside or out, and they conjure happy memories of lazy summertime afternoons spent with friends and family.