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Category Archives: How I do things.

Back to Work.

For several months now I’ve been consumed by the minutiae of a new new job in Alabama. How do I ship this box? Where do I get that form? Where … Continue reading

December 1, 2016 · 6 Comments

Ok, where was I?

February 6, 2016 · 7 Comments

Give the Gift of Magnetism

I ask you, is there anything nicer, anything more luxurious, than a magnet clasp? The subtle, whispered “whump” of that lid landing with just the right pull? Drop that glass … Continue reading

December 22, 2014 · 14 Comments

It’s that time again

Coming up fast on MADE Brighton next weekend. Hundreds of vendors selling their handmade wares. I will be there, overflowing with journals and notebooks and boxes. In addition to making, … Continue reading

November 16, 2014 · 4 Comments

Divide my heart, an ode to my favorite tool

I found a gem at a car boot sale last weekend. Just look a those beauties! Only £6! What a score! And here is our topic today, ladies and gentlemen: … Continue reading

September 30, 2014 · 29 Comments

Not Just for Harnesses Anymore.

Hey there book nerds! What needle do you use? A few years ago my friend Kirin introduced me to my all-time fave, the gauge 19 harness needle. I immediately threw … Continue reading

June 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Inset label, anyone?

Last week a package arrived from Macy Chadwick in California. Inside? Book cloth, sample components, instructions and magnets for a set of boxes I am making to house our Shift-lab … Continue reading

May 20, 2014 · 4 Comments

Excavation #2: Point of View

I’m in Los Angeles in the middle of a visit to the Otis College of Art and Design this week to give a presentation at the Otis Book It Symposium … Continue reading

March 5, 2014 · 3 Comments

Excavations

I’m digging through old notes today to gear up for a talk I am giving on Sunday afternoon at the Otis College of Art and Design. (Are you in Los … Continue reading

February 25, 2014 · 6 Comments

Put down that mulled wine immediately. We are making bookcloth today.

Happy Holidays! Here, put on this apron and stop drinking. We’ve got work to do. We’re making our own bookcloth today, so tell your family to get lost and let’s … Continue reading

December 23, 2013 · 58 Comments