Category Archives: Craftsmanship

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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Factory Visit from the Balvenie Rare Craft Roadshow

Andrew Weir, ambassador of “The Balvenie” came to visit the Remains factory in Brooklyn. They are touring the country in a hand-built Morgan Plus 8 to find and “celebrate rare craftsmanship” wherever they find it still thriving. You can see … Continue reading

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