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Jim Power and the Mosaic Trail

For over thirty years, Jim Power has been transforming Manhattan’s East Village with mosaics, one lamppost at a time.

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Shoes With Soul

An artisan shares his passion for handcrafted shoes with admiring customers all over the world.

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Liberating Lingerie

Virginie Rouffignac designs undergarments for rule breakers and free spirits.

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Inside the Milliner’s Studio

Hat-maker Behida Dolić shares a glimpse of her creative process in this video lookbook.

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Costumes, New Orleans Style

This costumer’s passion for her city is channeled through spandex, feathers, glitter, and over-the-top chapeaus.

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FACARO: Recycled Bicycle Chandeliers

Carolina Fontoura Alzaga’s social and political consciousness are reflected in the salvaged bicycle chandeliers she creates.

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The USB Typewriter

Inspired by fellow tech-savvy enthusiasts at hackerspace Hive76, inventor Jack Zylkin breathes new life into vintage typewriters.

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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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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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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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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.

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Handmade Portraits: Black-Eyed Suzie

Sarah Faber’s art dolls tell tales of dire lives of Victorian England, but not without a certain playful wink.

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Behold! Dogs in Sweaters

Is there anything better than a dog in a bow tie? (We think not.) Crocheter Anne Burton found a muse in Bean, her adorable dog model.

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