Things have been busy at the helm so I haven't been able to post as much as what I would have liked but I wanted to get these videos out there. There seems to be a huge surge in things being made by hand with an emphasis on quality and the maker. I love this. I see more and more small businesses getting attention on the web and many of those are either in the arts or manufacturing. These two videos caught my eye in particular from a site called This is Made by Hand From the Made by Hand site: MADE BY HAND WAS CREATED out of the belief that the things we collect, consume, use, and share are part of who we are as individuals. For example, the food that we eat says something about each of us, as do the tools we use and the chairs we rest on. Objects that surround the space we dwell in tell stories, and not just about us. Where did they come from? Who made them? How were they made? And from the Vimeo page: Each film aims to promote that which is made locally, sustainably, and with a love for craft. Based in Brooklyn, the project takes its influence from the handmade movement here and elsewhere. We hope you find the spirit of it inspiring. About the videos: Made by Hand is a new short film series celebrating the people who make things by hand — sustainably, locally, and with a love for their craft.
I'm really into it all. Great stuff. Hopefully more to come soon. Like I said, the helm has been pretty busy...but more should drop...until then, have a good one out there.