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Joining Forces with Donell Hutson

Joining Forces with Donell Hutson

Written by Stevenson Aung

We’ve teamed up with illustrator Donell Hutson! I’ve known Donell since our days in the Graduate Industrial Design program at the Pratt Institute. He is one of the most talented…

In the Presence of Makoto Koizumi: A Glimpse into the Studio

In the Presence of Makoto Koizumi: A Glimpse into the Studio

Written by Stevenson Aung

It’s not everyday you get an opportunity to meet a legendary designer, so on my commute to the Makoto Koizumi Studio on the east side of Tokyo, I remember feeling like I had the best job in the world…

The Art of Charcuterie: An OnOurTable Spotlight

The Art of Charcuterie: An OnOurTable Spotlight

Written by Stevenson Aung

My first encounter with Geoffrey Lilge was about 7 years ago in a woodshop on the campus of the University of Alberta (Edmonton, Canada). I remember distinctly that he was…

Bend and Hold: Maintaining Traditions at Saito Wood

Bend and Hold: Maintaining Traditions at Saito Wood

Written by Stevenson Aung

Awaiting me at the exit of the Shizuoka train station, Takuya welcomes me with a slight bow of the head and a firm handshake. He was able to pick me out of a crowd of more than fifty people getting off the Shinkansen…

Under the Same Umbrella: Three Generations of the Umbrella Shop

Under the Same Umbrella: Three Generations of the Umbrella Shop

Written by Stevenson Aung

Caught unexpectedly during a rainstorm on Granville Island in Vancouver, we duck into into a small shop with the most cheerful staff and colorful umbrellas. The atmosphere…

An Inspired Process: A Portrait of Blackcreek Mercantile & Trading Co.

An Inspired Process: A Portrait of Blackcreek Mercantile & Trading Co.

Written by Stevenson Aung

The subtle scent of turned wood lingers in the air as we first entered the studio of Blackcreek Mercantile & Trading Co. Wood shaped on a lathe always leaves its mark with shavings on…

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