Among my favorite finds is the website for This is Made by Hand, a Brooklyn-based project that documents and promotes "that which is made locally, sustainably, and with a love for craft," as their site states. They've posted one video so far, called "The Distiller," which visits the Breuckelen Distilling Company, the first gin distiller in Brooklyn since prohibition, and founder Brad Estabrooke. Estabrooke's recipe for gin—with botanicals of juniper, rosemary, lemon, ginger, and grapefruit—sounds divine. For their next film they'll feature writer-turned-knife maker Joel Bukiewicz of Cut Brooklyn.
When not writing, editing, or combing design magazines and blogs for inspiration, Jaime Gillin is experimenting with new recipes, traveling as much as possible, and tackling minor home-improvement projects that inevitably turn out to be more complex than anticipated.