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Get Inspired: The Future of Handmade is Grovemade

Grovemade // Handmade in Portland // IAMTHELAB

Grovemade is one of the most unique companies that I’ve featured on the LAB. Founded by Joe Mansfield and Ken Tomita in 2009, Grovemade is made up of a group of dedicated designers, craftsmen and a support team, all dedicated to making incredible products by hand. Check out this trio of videos, showcasing 3 of their great handmade products.

Introducing the Wood…

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Haute Handmade: Amazing Leather Bags from TheBétaVersion

TheBétaVersion | Handmade Leather Bags & More | IAMTHELAB
How’s this for Haute Handmade: luxurious handmade leather bags from design duo Zsófi Rainer and Cili Varga. Designed and handmade in their Budapest, Hungary studio, Zsófi and Cili have produced a meticulous line of leather bags and accessories for their TheBétaVersion shop, the likes of which I haven’t seen in my handmade hunting.

For this Spring/Summer 2014 season, the focus is on white; white…

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Get Inspired: Gorgeous Handmade Leather Goods from Sail

Sail Handmade | IAMTHELAB

Lisa Procter and Leon Stimpson are working together to produce this fresh collection of handmade accessories for their Sail shop. Fist up, enjoy this video of these two makers at work. (FYI: For 2014, I think every artist should set the goal of having a great video. It’s like having your own commercial and bloggers like myself love to use them.)

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Urban outfitters is ripping me off with the help of a party named ‘Bambam’. This is taken from my original work tryypyzoyd. I’m furious. PLEASE SHARE TO HELP.

I will respond in to any inquiries over time: I emailed them and I’m have heard back. I’m currently finding the best approach to take action.

 Thanks so much to anyone who reblogs this post!

Fresh Baubles for Summer and Beyond from Mooku

My Facebook stream (which, by the way, is full of modern handmade goods from around the globe, naturally!) has been filled with little reminders that Fran Mether has been busy updating her glorious shop of handmade goodness, Mooku. If you haven’t discovered this Melbourne-based designer yet, you’re in for a treat. (more…)

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Get Inspired: Handmade Leather Perfection from Teranishi

I was preparing to write my own version of what makes Teppei Teranishi’s handmade leather goods so special, then I watched this video interview by ApK and realized that it’s way better than anything I would say.  (more…)

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Haute Handmade: Gorgeous Leather Bags from Väska

I’ve been waiting for Ann-Sofi Storbacka to update her Väska collection and I’m glad to showcase her amazing handmade bags on the LAB again. I can’t think of another collection that deserves the moniker ‘Haute Handmade’ more than this one.  (more…)

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Get Inspired: Nelma Font by Missy Austin via Lost type

I fell in love with Missy Austin’s Nelma font. It’s an EPS font, which means that it’s essentially a collection of images that you’ll want to use Illustrator to open and use. (more…)

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Get Inspired: Will Lisak’s ETWAS bags via Madesmith

Have you discovered Madesmith? This Brooklyn-based company has as its aim to bring you “the stories of makers and designers who produce handmade objects sustainably.” I love the artists that they feature and I’ll be bring you a few highlights from their shop over the coming month. (more…)

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