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Letter From the Editor: October 2013

Get ready to revel in costumes, candy and all things Halloween (with a few glimmering opals thrown in for good measure).

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The Halloween Wonder Years

The transformative power of Halloween can serve as a year-round lesson in parenting.

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Kitchen Histories: The Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

Sarah Lohman digs into the sticky history of a classic combo and shares the source for the original PB&J.

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An Interview With Tom Dixon

Acclaimed British designer Tom Dixon talks to Karen Brown about making the leap from music to design, ecological materials and “anti-fashion.”

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Real Weddings: A Very Custom Celebration

From coordinated bridesmaids’ dresses to engraved wedding bands, Terriana and Jay’s Texas wedding was a very custom affair.

The World of Lisa Frank

Take a peek at the glittery world of Lisa Frank in this rare video, shot at her headquarters in Tucson, Arizona.

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Girl Scouts: A Legacy of Entrepreneurship and Craft

Juliette Gordon Low’s desire to instill girls with a sense of self-reliance blossomed into powerful organization that is still going strong today.

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Tim Gunn: “I Am Crazy About Etsy”

Everyone’s favorite fashion mentor talks about Etsy, the importance of craft, and why he almost didn’t join “Project Runway.”

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Letter From the Editor: September 2013

This month, we’re exploring the wonderful world of childhood. Look for incredible items, must-try DIYs, and Halloween inspiration!

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Memories of Camp

It may not be possible to recreate those carefree weeks in the woods, but reminders of summer camp can make the workday world just a little sweeter.

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Real Weddings: A Weekend at Camp

Lindsay and Bobby’s wedding weekend was set against the beautiful backdrop of Camp Wandawega.

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Kitchen Histories: Tiki Time

A campy post-war cultural moment is experiencing a popular resurgence as a new generation discovers cocktails like the Mai Tai.

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Rescuing Memory

Two rolls of Super-8 film survived a fire, moves across two continents and twenty years of neglect. Could their images be saved?

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Summer Camps for Grownups

Who says kids have all the fun? Feed your creativity with outdoorsy escapes for and by makers.

The Mad Hatter

Milliner Heidi Lee’s imaginative hats prove inspiration can be found anywhere.