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6 Makers We Love

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In this world of big box companies, megastores, and supermarkets, we have lost a certain connection to where the things we buy and bring into our homes come from. This kind of growth and disconnect can only go on so long before the rubber band snaps back, so it should come as no surprise that there is a clear trend toward the return of the handcrafted. Here we highlight just a few of the incredible individuals and partnerships of makers, people returning to art of handcrafting in this fast paced, instant gratification world. All hail the makers.
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  AMERICAN MADE DESIGN: MORAN WOODWORKED FURNITUREHere, we take a look at Moran Woodworked Furniture from the Southeast. Partners Michael James Moran and Celia Gibson use an intuitive, organic process to yield furniture that pays homage to its arboreal origins, rather than obscuring them.photos by: Nathaniel Wood  Photo by: Nathaniel Wood

    AMERICAN MADE DESIGN: MORAN WOODWORKED FURNITURE

    Here, we take a look at Moran Woodworked Furniture from the Southeast. Partners Michael James Moran and Celia Gibson use an intuitive, organic process to yield furniture that pays homage to its arboreal origins, rather than obscuring them.

    photos by: Nathaniel Wood

    Photo by: Nathaniel Wood

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  DENVER'S FIN ART CO.Childhood friends Rob McGowan and Ben Olson decided to try their hand at building the types of modern design they wanted but couldn't afford and eventually founded Fin Art Co.

    DENVER'S FIN ART CO.

    Childhood friends Rob McGowan and Ben Olson decided to try their hand at building the types of modern design they wanted but couldn't afford and eventually founded Fin Art Co.

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  WOODEN GEOMETRIC MOBILES BY HALEY ANN ROBINSONPortland-based maker Haley Ann Robinson is perfecting one of 21st century design’s most significant components: The side hustle.

    WOODEN GEOMETRIC MOBILES BY HALEY ANN ROBINSON

    Portland-based maker Haley Ann Robinson is perfecting one of 21st century design’s most significant components: The side hustle.

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  AMERICAN MADE DESIGN: DUSTHere, we take a look at Dust from the Southwest. Tucson designers Cade Hayes and his partner Jesus Robles make their line of steel chairs by hand.photos by: Nathaniel Wood  Photo by: Nathaniel Wood

    AMERICAN MADE DESIGN: DUST

    Here, we take a look at Dust from the Southwest. Tucson designers Cade Hayes and his partner Jesus Robles make their line of steel chairs by hand.

    photos by: Nathaniel Wood

    Photo by: Nathaniel Wood

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  Q & A WITH CONFETTI SYSTEMConfetti System is two friends—Julie Ho and Nicholas Andersen—who make their living creating festive and kaleidoscopic "party systems" out of tissue paper, sparkly mylar, and more.

    Q & A WITH CONFETTI SYSTEM

    Confetti System is two friends—Julie Ho and Nicholas Andersen—who make their living creating festive and kaleidoscopic "party systems" out of tissue paper, sparkly mylar, and more.

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  BUILDING IN BROOKLYNWhether beech, maple, cedar, or teak, Brooklyn resident and California native Ariele Alasko will take it. Having a sharp eye for recycled matter, Alasko is combining her expertise and passion to design and craft furniture out of reclaimed materials.

    BUILDING IN BROOKLYN

    Whether beech, maple, cedar, or teak, Brooklyn resident and California native Ariele Alasko will take it. Having a sharp eye for recycled matter, Alasko is combining her expertise and passion to design and craft furniture out of reclaimed materials.

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