hand made products


Modern style Hunters Wall by Urbanmasquarade

Tzachi Nevo is the designer, who founded Urbanmasquarade, an Israel based design company that creates modern, decorative wall decor masks from wood.

Their latest Series is called Hunters Wall and is a modern, animal protecting, humorist interpretation of wall trophies. They fit well in an office or a living room as well as a kids room.

warforged are so .. weird to me

George Harrison, 1987

Photo © John Livzey/Getty Images

The following is an article from People, 19 October 1987, with some wonderful comments by George:

‘He’s 44 now, his stubble-beard shows flecks of gray, and after George Harrison laughs—which he does often—the wrinkles at the corners of his eyes don’t completely uncrinkle. “I think, in one way, it’s good getting old,” says Harrison. “When you do things when you’re young, you just don’t think about it. You’re crazy, like the Beatles. We were crazy, but if you went on being like that, you’d be put away. So there’s a time to mellow out.” He is mellow enough, nowadays, to view the past with a pleasant nostalgia and the future with bemused curiosity. “You know, we’re all going to be 60 now,” he says of the next major chronological hurdle facing his friends. “In another 20 years, I’m going to be 64"—a thought that sets him to singing, just under his breath, the chorus to the Beatles hit When I’m Sixty-Four.

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This is one of my favorite places to shop in Nashville. It is a general store, but not like you would expect. They carry lots of hand-made and high-quality products that you can’t find elsewhere. Daniel got some solid cologne that is the best thing I have ever smelled and I picked up some precious thank you cards to send to friends and family. I love going here to browse around and find unique new things!

white’s mercantile | 12 south district | nashville, tn

Only Dandy Shoe Care is able to create a True Patina and make your shoes most beautiful in the world! “Everyone’s able to cover a pair of shoes with colors and transparencies that can be easily found in a drugstore, that’s why we often see around footwear-including well known craftsmen’s- sold as "hand-colored shoes”, made by hurriedly spreading random colors and shades on the surface of the shoes without any criteria and good taste. The producers emphasize that it is an entirely hand made product, which is virtually  true but… handmade by whom? This is the basic thing. Alexander Nurulaeff is a professional painter with decades of experience in various painting techniques such as silk painting, oil on canvas, painting on leather. The materials he uses are absolutely the best blends of colors and transparencies  in the world. His Patina are not simple hand coloring: with Dandy Shoe Care every pair of shoes becomes a canvas on which the artist paints a unique and unrepeatable masterpiece. If you want to have a ‘work of art’ at your feet, pamper you with a Patina signed Dandy Shoe Care. Otherwise, you may have just one of the many rough and monotonous results created by improvised so-called artists. Before you buy a pair of hand-painted shoes, always remember to ask by whom they were made. If in doubt, take a photo and send it to Dandy Shoe Care; and he’ll help you figure out if it is really a Dandy Shoe Care item, or someone who tries in vain to imitate him.“

Hey! My friend and I in high school and are starting a business called Zodia Apparel and we sell hand-made products. We are donating 15% of all purchases to the American Cancer Society. We are from the US but we do ship internationally and we’re selling our first 10 products for 50% off. We haven’t made a website yet but you can check us out here. Thanks a bunch :~)

anonymous asked:

i see a lot of people hating on dan & arin for what suzy did and im so upset they didn't do anything to deserve hate??

I’ve gotten this message from four different people so I’m just gonna answer this one.

So from what I can gather, Suzy claimed to sell products hand made from components she bought from local vendors (in her Etsy store). She didn’t claim this in the description of her store, but by word of mouth in passing in some of her videos.

It has sense come out that she buys some things mass produced from China and other less “local” places and people are really upset that she lied, which is okay, but some people are upset to the point that they are demanding she refund her customers, never show her face on grumps again, and be charged for committing a federal crime.

People also believe she has been over charging people massively, but Arin says she researched prices of things of this nature from art shows and stuff.

Suzy has apologized. That’s all she can do I feel, and I think she has responded with humbleness and real true remorse. I personally think Suzy is awesome for being up front and apologizing and she doesn’t deserve all this hate she’s getting from the damned subreddit.

You can find Arin’s and Suzy’s official responses here and here.

About hand-made shirts

Born as an underwear garment, the shirt has not always been like we know it today. Allegedly, in the beginning the shirts were made like pop-overs and only in 1871 the company “Brown, Davis & Co” registered the first model with frontal buttoning. Cuffs and collar were initially removable, so that the same shirt could be worn many days in a row, just changing those parts. The misrepresentation is quite common also for the shirts, so how to distinguish an hand-made shirt from a machine-made one? And what does “fatto a mano” really mean? The distinction is not so useless, considered that, according to some, “fatto a mano” means getting the fabric with the hand and putting it into the machine! Out of joke, not lots of people know these differences and the big brands are interested in keeping the consumers unaware.  First of all, it must be pointed out that an “entirely hand-made” shirt is rather unusual. A side, a sleeve or a yoke – if made by hand - can also affect the whole structure of the shirt, leading to annoying tears. Two factors are considered integral to have a good product: the fabric and the model. Skipping on the sad race of some artisans about the hand-made steps in their products, generally a good shirt should have the “Canonical Eight”. Although the name could recall dubious religious music bands, eight is the usual number of hand-made fellings that a shirt should feature. These are: armhole, button, eyelet, gusset, collar, sleeve gauntlet andcannoncino. Out of these eight, only the first two are fundamental for their functionality: the armhole for giving more flexibility in a fragile part of the shirt and the button, sewn using the crow’s foot technique, that will ensure it will never fall out. The other steps - apart from being a stylistic mannerism - only add more value to the final product, considered that more working hours are needed.  A tip: to find out whether a shirt is hand-made, look at the side seam in the point where this meets the sleeve seam. A machine-made shirt will always have these two stitchings aligned. A tailor, on the contrary, will stitch the sleeve only after the side has been closed, just like it is done for the jackets. Artisanal shirtmakers still cut by hand every single fabric, whereas big companies use machineries able to cut also two hundred fabrics at the same time. Moreover, the collar can be glued or with canvas; in the second case, fourty more minutes are needed. Ultimately, a shirt can be done by machine in about ten minutes or by hand in more than two hours and a halfand the choice of the customer will fall on what is better for his needs and budget, but it is useful to make things clear in this industry, in order to know what we are buying and not to be swindled by the big brands’ marketing campaigns.                                           _____________________ Nata come indumento intimo, la camicia non ha sempre avuto la forma attuale. A quanto pare, infatti, veniva infilata dalla testa e per vederle assumere le sembianze odierne si dovrà attendere il 1871, anno in cui la ditta inglese Brown, Davis & Co registrò il primo modello con l’abbottonatura frontale. Polsini e colletto erano inizialmente rimovibili, permettendo così di indossarla anche per più giorni. Come in molti altri campi, anche nella camiceria la disinformazione è dilagante. Come distinguere, infatti, una camicia fatta a mano da una fatta a macchina? E cosa si intende per “fatto a mano”? Distinzione di non poco conto, se si considera che per molti “fatto a mano” significa “prendere il tessuto con la mano ed inserirlo nella macchina”! Fuor di battuta, pochi conoscono queste differenze ed i grandi brand hanno interesse a lasciare invariata questa situazione di incertezza e di dubbio tra i consumatori. Innanzitutto, è doveroso acclarare che una camicia “interamente fatta a mano” è alquanto inusuale: avere il fianco, la cucitura interna della manica o il carrè cuciti a mano – a parte il costituire comprensibile vezzo stilitico – può essere addirittura deleterio, in quanto la struttura della camicia diventa in sé più debole e può portare a fastidiosi strappi. Per avere un buon prodotto, unanimemente riconosciuta è l’importanza di due fattori: tessuto e modellistica. Inoltre, tralasciando la sterile corsa tra artigiani a chi fa più passaggi a mano nel proprio prodotto, per quanto riguarda la fase della ribattitura di solito si fa riferimento ai “Canonici Otto”. Benché il termine possa rievocare improbabili band ecclesiastiche di otto improvvisati organisti, si parla in realtà dell’usuale numero di passaggi che una camicia “interamente ribattuta a mano” dovrebbe avere. Essi riguardano giromanica, bottone, asola, mouche, collo, travetto, carrè e cannoncino. Di questi otto, i fondamentali per la loro funzionalità sono solo i primi due: il giromanica, che dà maggiore elasticità al tessuto nella parte della camicia più soggetta a frizione, ed il bottone, che se attaccato a zampa di gallina non cadrà mai. Il resto serve solo a dare maggior pregio alla camicia, per il maggior numero di ore di lavorazione necessarie a produrla. Un consiglio: per scoprire se una camicia è fatta a macchina, si guardi la cucitura del fianco nel punto in cui incontra quella della manica. Una camicia fatta a macchina avrà sempre le due cuciture allineate. In sartoria, invece, la manica si attacca, come per la giacca, solo “a fianco chiuso”, ossia dopo aver cucito il fianco. Nelle vere camicerie artigianali, inoltre, il taglio viene effettuato ancora a mano, un tessuto alla volta, mentre nella grande distribuzione, si indulge all’utilizzo di macchinari che possono arrivare a tagliare i cosiddetti “materassi”, composti anche da cento o duecento pezze di tessuto alla volta. Non è finita qui: il collo può essere termoadesivato o intelato a mano, richiedendo nel secondo caso circa quaranta minuti in più di lavoro. In definitiva, una camicia può essere fatta a macchina in circa dieci minuti o interamente a mano in più di due ore mezza ed è ovvio che la scelta del consumatore ricadrà sul capo più adeguato ai suoi bisogni ed al suo budget, ma è bene fare chiarezza in materia per sapere cosa si sta comprando e non lasciarsi raggirare dai fumi del marketing.

Bespoke hugs,

City of Pines: Day Two

1. There’s just too much happiness in this photo. Mom and Dad were my sojourn partners in Baguio. (Yeah, I got most of my features from Mom ✌️)

2. We jogged for the morning at Burnham Park then rented a boat at Burnham Park’s Boating Lagoon.

3. We attended mass at Our Lady of Atonement Cathedral, better known as Baguio Cathedral located at the Cathedral Loop near Session Road. We also went to Porta Vaga Bazaar, a newly-opened bazaar, adjacent to the Cathedral (although I hated the fact that the whole place is starting to be commercialized). They sell various antiques and hand-made products (which Mom truly adores).

4. I needed a souvenir shot at Camp John Hay and so… (artsy in so many levels i apologize for that lol) On another note, we dropped by at Ayala Technohub, a walking mall strip nearby. I loved how the place looked a lot like Eastwood.

5. We drove straight to Wright Park afterwards. I rented a horse and roamed around the place. I named him Agape. Teehee.

6. Before the day wound up, we visited Strawberry Farm at La Trinidad, Benguet.

7. We went to Glenn 50’s Diner for dinner and I loved the food so much (although I kept ranting about the slow service to customers). Plus, I liked how the kitschy decors gave me a down-home feel. T’was classic.

A blog entry for Day 3 will be posted very soon.

P.S. I should have posted this days ago, a little bit earlier, but I got so lazy and had the urge to post this only now. My apologies, pals!