Inspiration

LONDON CRAFT WEEK

London Craft Week celebrated contemporary craft and the artwork of lesser-known makers and established brands at shops, studios, and galleries in various locations throughout London May 6 - 10th, 2015....

Tais Weaving in
East Timor

Contributor Emily Lush made the journey to East Timor to visit Koperativa Lo’ud, one of the country’s growing number of grassroots craft cooperatives....

Garments of the Hong Yao

Learn about the traditional dress of the Hong Yao people in Guilin, China as contributed by Sharon Tsang....

VIDEO: Nordic Slow Fashion

"The Weather Diaries" is a visually-rich 20 minute video that was created by Sarah Cooper and Nina Gorfer that documents the creative work of 12 fashion designers working in Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands....

Chiang Mai Design Week

Our rundown of the best exhibitions and events from the first-ever Chiang Mai Design Week held December 6 - 14, 2014 in Chiang Mai, Thailand....

Highlights from NAP Fair,
Chiang Mai

The 15th annual Nimmanhaemin Art and Design Promenade (NAP Fair) was held in December 2014. Here’s our coverage of the latest work from Thai artists and designers....

London Renegade
Materials Focus

Meet the makers of contemporary craft by material - paper, wood, cloth, ceramics, and metal - in our roundup from Renegade London on November 22nd and 23rd, 2014....

Highlights from Renegade New York

Our report from Renegade Craft Fair held in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on September 13th and 14th, 2014 featuring ceramists and jewelers, among other makers....

Honoring Artisans

A personal essay from a designer living in Southeast Asia about honoring artisans and showing respect for the ethnic traditional arts avoiding cultural appropriation. ...

Inspiration for a
Handmade Home

From traditional textiles to ceramics, find inspiration in our handmade home styling guide to creating contemporary spaces with thoughtfully crafted objects....

Famjoy, Master Embroiderer

Come along on a journey to the border of Laos and China to meet Famjoy, a master embroider of the Yao Mien ethnic group....

Photofile:
A Tai Dam Village

The Tai Dam people of Northern Laos weave colorful textiles and traditionally wear black headdresses, giving them the name Black Tai....