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Product Design

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How Can Small Makers Grow?

Can small-batch producers stay small? As local, handmade and artisanal ...

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Nautical Signal Flags

With history rooted in military maritime battle, Catholic missionary expansion and ...

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Inside Our Market Tote

Sometimes, more is… more. At least that’s what Sarah Lonsdale of Remodelista ...

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Wax Surf Co.

“We’re as intense about surfing as we are about making surfboards,” says Tyler Jorgenson ...

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Horse Cycles Custom Bikes

Armed with a background in fine arts sculpture, Thomas Callahan became interested in the ...

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Vintage Lawn Games

A few years ago, during a summer weekend away from the city, a friend picked up an ...

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Why We Need Transparency

If you’re reading this, chances are you care about what you purchase. Growing a ...

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KM Product Testers, Part I

Our products get taken out into the real world, where they’re tested and reviewed by ...

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Breaking the Mold, Part III

Handmade, local, organic – these words have permeated our collective lexicon over the ...

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Breaking the Mold, Part II

This morning when I took my coffee mug down off the shelf, I held it for a bit longer. I felt ...

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Breaking the Mold, Part I

Before I started working in the apparel and accessory industry, I didn’t give much thought ...

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The Pigskin & The Duke

When I think of a highlight reel of the greatest plays in football, the “Hail Mary” pass ...

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Leica

Henri Cartier-Bresson purchased his first Leica in 1931, launching a lifelong obsession ...

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Undergarments, Part II

The mass-production of textiles spurred a progressive shift in what women could wear ...

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Undergarments, Part I

Although inconspicuous in nature, undergarments are tied to the sartorial ...

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Lazy Susan

I was first introduced to the Lazy Susan while on a trip to Manila to see family ...

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Growler

Beer enthusiasts can be a touchy bunch. The inexorable rise of the microbrewery ...

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