Maker Stories

Yes, Mom. There is honey in my hair.

Yes, Mom. There is honey in my hair.

I am a honey enthusiast. I take on the philosophy of Buddy the Elf: smearing it on toast, on pancakes, in tea, on apples. Here are nine alternate uses for the iconic honey bear: ...
Don’t Knock on Wood–Wear It!

Don’t Knock on Wood–Wear It!

Looking for a new look for the new year? Why not try a style that incorporates reclaimed wood into modern fashion? David Steinrueck's creative ties are a clever way to celebrate living against the grain. David took a moment to tell us about his design inspiration, finding salvaged wood in the San Francisco area , and how to wear a wood tie with any outfit...
The Best Music of 2011 According to Jeff Davis

The Best Music of 2011 According to Jeff Davis

Want great music recommendations? Ask the man who's literally in the music business. Jeff Davis, the artist behind our popular record bowls, clocks, coasters, and bookends, knows his albums. Right now, it seems like everyone's weighing in on their favorite songs, albums and music videos of the year. NPR seems to have had a year-long love affair with Adele, promoting her album during every seasonal pledge drive. My favorite music blog, KEXP out of Seattle, turned over the picks to their DJs and ended up with something closer to a top 500. There's no shortage of great music reviews at this time of the year. I decided to check in with Jeff to get a more timeless perspective.
Five Art Pieces That Will Fool You

Five Art Pieces That Will Fool You

For centuries artists have been attempting to fool the eye with life-like painting and sculptures. In ancient Greece contests were held between artists to see whose paintings were more realistic. One famous contest featured a painted curtain so convincing, a rival artist attempted to draw them back.