Our Moment of Thanks

Our Moment of Thanks

It’s easy to see the world as a very troubled place these days, especially if, like us, you are based in the western United States. Record-breaking wildfires have become almost the new norm in this region, to say nothing of the growing vitriol between the political left and right, both here and abroad.

BY Todd Oppenheimer
Craftsmanship and Community

Craftsmanship and Community

Connecting with like-minded makers both online and off The work of a craftsperson is precise, detailed and focused. It can…

BY Todd Oppenheimer
My Adventures with Gold Leaf

My Adventures with Gold Leaf

When I was younger, I worked as a union painter in Los Angeles (District Council 36, Painters and Allied Trades),…

BY Todd Oppenheimer
Catching Color in Food Waste

Catching Color in Food Waste

Onion skins, avocado pits, beet root tops and used coffee grinds — all items many people think have no other…

BY Todd Oppenheimer
New Life in the Scrap Heap

New Life in the Scrap Heap

  Three VW Restorers Find Beauty in All the Unexpected Places By WILL CALLAN Amid mounting turmoil over Volkswagen’s diesel…

BY Todd Oppenheimer