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Meet : Textile Artist Ashley Helvey

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In the February issue of Living, we featured textile artist and stylist Ashley Helvey on our Tastemaker page. Ashley makes these amazing felt area rugs, often featured in exhibitions around the world. They’re also popular as wall installations in some of the country’s top restaurants. She’s most recently been commissioned to complete a felted-wool installation …

Meet : Anandamayi Arnold

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Did you see the beautiful opener on page 77 of the January issue of Living? It features a piece by paper artist Anandamayi Arnold, who makes stunning, lifelike botanicals using crepe paper. The image below is entitled “Kumquat Branch, 2012.” Can you believe the kumquat is made of crepe paper? I have to do a …

Meet : Danny Seo

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Danny’s website: www.dannyseo.com Danny’s shop: www.dannyseo.com/category/shop Danny Seo is author of the Upcycling book series including “Upcycling” and the upcoming “Upcycling Celebrations.” The book series celebrates the idea of taking something you would normally discard and elevating it to a new level by making it more beautiful and functional in three steps or less. I’m …

Meet : Walter Kent of Peg and Awl

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Walter’s shop: www.pegandawl.etsy.com Walter’s website: www.pegandawlbuilt.com We are husband and wife with a boy called Søren and a boy called Silas. We live and work in Philadelphia, Penna. Our work is made from olde things, treasures found and recovered from misfortune and neglect, relics of the unusual, the confused and the macabre, cut and pulled …

Meet : Joel Henriques

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Joel’s website: www.madebyjoel.com Joel’s book: www.madebyjoel.com/madetoplay Joel Henriques is an artist who lives with his wife and three children in Portland, Oregon. He is author of the blog Made by Joel, where he shares his toys and craft ideas, and strives to show the importance and fun of handmade arts and crafts. He has recently …

Meet : Stephen Loidolt of Something's Hiding in Here

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Stephen’s website: somethingshidinginhere.com Stephen’s shop: foragehaberdashery.com hello, i’m stephen and i like to make things. after graduating with my BFA and MFA in sculpture, i started to collaborate with my wife, shauna, by making small gifts for friends. we began making product under the name something’s hiding in here and unexpectedly found ourselves running a business …

Meet : The Craft Interns!

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Hello! Alessandra and Lindsay here. As new summer interns in the Crafts Department, we wanted to give you all a quick look behind the scenes. And yes, we’re still working on getting that glitter out of our shoes…

Silvia Tcherassi

Meet : Silvia Tcherassi

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A few months ago Martha made a trip to Colombia, where she was introduced to Silvia Tcherassi, a wonderful fashion and accessory designer. Martha returned with a wrist covered in shimmering bracelets and a beautiful sparkling bag. The invite to have her as a guest on the show went out immediately. Last week she finally …