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Handmade Portraits: Ole Man’s Rub

For Joe Threat, barbecue is a family tradition; creating the ultimate rub is a lifelong quest.

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Handmade Portraits: The Sandhills Boot Company

Former ranch hand Kyle Rosfeld found a new path making traditional cowboy boots.

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Classic Wrecks: The Rusted Car as Art

John Findra’s love of classic cars is given creative expression through scale models, affectionately reproducing the rusty beauty of abandoned autos.

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How-Tuesday: How to Stay Cool

Having trouble slogging through this steamy haze? There’s more than just air conditioning to help you beat the heat.

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Handmade Portraits: Brooklyn Watches

David Sokosh found an unexpected vocation after his art gallery closed: watchmaker.

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Fatherhood: A Great Adventure

Mike Sabatino and his sons are the forces behind Jerky Tracks, a gourmet jerky business born from their love of food, the great outdoors and hunting.

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The Bone Carver

Sylvester Ayek continues to uphold the traditions of his Iñupiat elders: hunting, foraging, and the craft of carving walrus ivory and wood.

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The 99 Feelings of ArtMind

How do you visualize the human experience — courage, happiness, hope? Ceramicist Mitsy Sleurs started with a Matryoshka doll and 99 emotions.

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Finding the Balance: Ursula Dean of Modaspia

For clothing designer and mother-of-two Ursula Dean, creative work and family life form a harmonious whole.

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The Ties That Bind: Ayşegül & Sebahat

Work, life and love are stitched together for a mother and daughter in Turkey, who use their bond to create one-of-a-kind wearable art.

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Alabama Chanin: A Cottage Industry Success Story

What began as a simple clothing line now empowers local economies across the South.

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The Joy of the Ride: Pogo Boards

For longboard pioneers Martin and Jogi, quality craftsmanship and quality of life go hand in hand.

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The Aesthetic of Funk With Xenobia Bailey

This fiber artist learned to “funk it together” by watching the women in her community beautify their environments with limited resources.

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Happy Valentine’s Day

Spread the love!

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The Missed Connections of Sophie Blackall

What would you say to the one who got away? Artist Sophie Blackall’s illustrations are inspired by the Internet’s love lost and found.