Category Archives: Craftsmanship

Lights of Scotland and England

It is a wonderful thing to be inspired by your work. My colleague David Calligeros created a mobile app for a series of annual design conferences that maps out significant or noteworthy light installations in the cities or countries that … Continue reading

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Sugaring on the Farm

Recently, one of our colleagues based in Vermont has been lending a hand in her spare time to a different kind of artisanal producer, she’s helping to haul in this year’s crop of maple sap. Each year during Vermont’s famous … Continue reading

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Vice Squad

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has seven vises listed in its collection. I was able to find one of them and pored over it for a while last Sunday. This is an armorer’s vise. I don’t know what makes it … Continue reading

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Twas the fortnight before Christmas…

Twas the fortnight before Christmas and I had the New York architect Alan Wanzenberg on the brain. Alan and I have known each other for a decade or so and over that time Remains has been lucky to contribute to … Continue reading

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Mark di Suvero at the San Francisco MOMA

I’m usually completely unmoved by the type of large industrial sculptures you find at Storm King or Dia Beacon but I make an exception for a few. Sculptures like Torqued Ellipse (or others by Richard Serra) that physically impose upon … Continue reading

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Colonial Williamsburg

My family and I finally made it out of the foundry and later that evening got ourselves to Colonial Williamsburg. Site of much traditional craft, in action, more than on display, and in period costume to boot. I had to … Continue reading

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Secret Fishbowl

Alix and I spent a few hours shopping for antiques in Marrakech with Michael Graham and his wife Donna one afternoon. I found my favorite piece of art aside from the architectural details in the houses, museum, and madrassa, was … Continue reading

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Handmade Metalwork in Marrakech

On my trip to Morocco a few weeks back, I took the opportunity to dig into the design and making of the metal arts. I only had a few hours, so consider this barely scratching the surface. Nonetheless, I found a … Continue reading

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