Craftsmanship Quarterly: Latest Stories
Every few years, some new razor system hits the market pledging to save your face and your pocketbook. Virtually all of them miss the boat, because the golden age of shaving occurred 50 years ago. The good news is that all that vintage gear is still available, and a few entrepreneurs are now making beautiful modern versions. A visit with the American craftsmen who are making what might be the best of those razors.
Story and Photography by TODD OPPENHEIMER
In the 1970s, Hohner, the world’s largest harmonica manufacturer, changed its flagship model, and in the process its signature sound.…
By BEN MARKS
One man’s quiet fight to save your face, your bank account, and the environment from an endless case of shaving…
Written by TODD OPPENHEIMER Narrated by TODD OPPENHEIMER
On a funky old pier along San Francisco’s waterfront, Autodesk, a world leader in digital tools for makers, runs a…
Written by TODD OPPENHEIMER Narrated by IZAAK SIBLEY
Against all odds, and despite the best efforts of Hollywood and Silicon Valley, old-fashioned, analog, motion-picture film is suddenly making…
Written by DAVID MUNRO Narrated by Göran Norquist
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The carving and painting of santos, or devotional art, is one of the oldest living folk art traditions in the…
By ROSEMARY DIAZ
The founder of LolaBean Yarn Co. didn’t expect to move from New York City to rural Georgia, or to become…
By RUTH TERRY
“There’s no retirement for an artist; it’s your way of living, so there’s no end to it.” ― Henry Moore…
Written by PHERALYN DOVE
Photography by VELVET McNEIL
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Blues Legend Charlie Musselwhite & Richard Bargel perform “Mississippi Beat Part I” at Altes Pfandhaus, Cologne, Germany March 26, 2007.
Watch Kinya Pollard, a.k.a. “the Harpsmith,” demonstrate how he tunes the reeds of a diatonic harmonica.
By Ben Marks & Collectors Weekly
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