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Jennifer S. Li

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Soft and smooth to the touch, with a luster associated with luxury, silk is also one of ...

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Care For Kitchen Knives

When a friend recently sliced up a lime and tossed my favorite knife into the sink ...

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Saber A Champagne Bottle

Although slicing off the top of a champagne bottle might seem like a feat best left to a ...

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Care For Copper

Copper has many uses and benefits, and on top of it all, it boasts a gleaming amber surface ...

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Wharton Esherick

Wharton Esherick’s famous 1931 Fischer Corner desk is no ordinary workstation ...

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The Story of Nylon

Organic chemist and science nerd Wallace Hume Carothers probably never projected ...

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African Black Soap

Traditionally produced in areas across West Africa, especially Ghana and Togo ...

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Felt is said to be the oldest man-made material: its story goes back 8,000 years ...

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Clock of the Long Now

In this modern era, where the mantra of the zeitgeist is “better, faster, cheaper” ...

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Adirondack Pack Baskets

Basket weaving is the oldest and most widespread art in human history ...

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Humankind has sheep to thank for more than 12,000 years of food, shelter and ...

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Alexandre Noll

Alexandre Noll wanted “to make of wood all that could be made out of wood” ...

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Ben Jackel

Activist art often conjures associations of hyper-political, in-your-face images and guerrilla ...

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