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Current Obsessions: Craft and Kinship


Current Obsessions: Craft and Kinship

July 4, 2020
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Above: We’re longtime admirers of Brooklyn-based ceramicist Tracie Hervy (see 14 Women Ceramicists with Cult Followings). Her work is in high demand; for stockists, go to Tracie Hervy.
  • Mark your calendars: Field + Supply, designer Brad Ford’s beloved modern makers market held twice a year in Kingston, NY, will be going virtual with Summer MRKT, a virtual fair; on Thursday, July 16th, through Sunday, July 19th. Register for the event at Field + Supply.
  • Students at the Harvard Graduate School of Design have organized an online Design Yard Sale for racial justice, with 100 percent of the proceeds going toward funding organizations engaged in dismantling racism. On offer, donated pieces from luminaries such as Jeanne Gang, Toshiko Mori, Oana Stanescu, Billie Tsien, and Snarkitecture. The sale and auction continues through the month of July.
  • Design polymath Anthony D’Argenzio of Hudson, NY-based Zio & Sons, is now offering long-term leases on his collection of historic Hudson rental properties designed by Zio & Sons.
  • Margot is charmed by a new line of sustainable paper toys, called Cardkits, “A good pastime for budding designers—and anyone looking for distraction,” she says. Designed by Anther Kiley, a designer and educator in Providence, RI, “the kits are inspired by my own childhood creations,” according to Kiley. Kids (and adults) can create their own entire miniature worlds using components from the line, which includes houses, automobiles, trains, and more.
  • NYC designers Roman & Williams have launched a new program for their retail shop RW Guild called Virtually Yours, “a digital experience that brings handmade furniture and lighting, designed by Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch, one-of-a-kind items from a diverse community of artisans, and a personal interior specialist into your home for personal on-site design advice.” Contact RW Guild for information.
  • Another Margot discovery: “For those dreaming of an escape: Kip Hideaways is a UK membership vacation rental house site founded last fall and specializing in great-looking, under-the-radar, small places with soul.”
  • The NY Times asks: “Can a newly restored arts center in Provincetown, MA, rescue an arts scene under siege from gentrification?”
  • Chez Panisse is offering Sunday farm boxes (as well as a range of pantry essentials—Italian olive oils, marinated olives, riso Carnaroli, plus baked goods and locally grown flowers), available for pickup at Chez Panisse, 1517 Shattuck Ave., in Berkeley. To order online, go to Chez Panisse.
  • Most popular Remodelista post of the week: Margot’s visit to Berea College in Kentucky (Crafts and Kinship: Broom Making, Weaving, and More at Berea College in Kentucky). Reader Molly Bloom commented, “Berea is a beautiful college with a beautiful history, and a model of higher education that should see a lot of copying in the future. It is ‘sustainable’ in a way that the traditional four-year undergraduate experience manifestly is not.”
  • And over on Gardenista we round up our 8 Favorite Pop-Up Outdoor Showers.
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