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Got It Made

Tracing How Young Frankk Develops a Jewelry Collection

Got It Made BY leah bhabha 02/04/2016
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Christine Young has always been an extremely visual person. An artist since she was old enough to hold a pencil, she got a degree in illustration before she ever thought about creating things that could hang from your neck, ears, or wrists for her line Young Frankk. "I see jewelry-making as a direct translation of my doodles and illustrative sketches into metal, which maybe isn't the case for people with different backgrounds," she says. See how she draws to on those carbon doodles to build out her collections. READ MORE
Key to the City

5 Accra Must-Stops, Straight from Two Insiders

Key to the City BY leah bhabha 08/30/2016
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At this point, Molly Keogh and Maryanne Mathis, the designers behind Osei-Duro, fall somewhere between Ghana tourists and locals: Since 2009, the duo has run a studio in the capital city of Accra, overseeing production of the colorblocked, hand-batiked fabric that makes their line of shift dresses, crop tops, and wrap skirts extra-special. Here's Molly's guide to the places you've got to go to really know the city. READ MORE
Got It Made

How One Artist Is Making Pastel Paintings Feel So Very Fresh

Got It Made BY leah bhabha 08/04/2016
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Theresa Drapkin's bright and bold still lifes feel super modern, which is especially interesting considering she uses pastels, one of the art world's oldest mediums. Now's your shot to get inside her late-night creative process, which includes pulling inspiration from Bahamian artists and tearing every single piece of paper by hand to fit perfectly in a frame (but at least she's no longer doing it in a studio apartment). READ MORE
Family Matters

Andrew McAteer’s Very Design-Centric Family Ties

Family Matters BY leah bhabha 03/01/2016
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"I have this motivation to design, which is kind of a recurring theme across the generations," says Andrew McAteer, who handmakes clean, precise leather and canvas goods. "I feel like it's in my blood." We have that same feeling - largely because this old soul was born into a family of fifth-generation New York tradesmen. Allow him to present the evidence, in the form of family folklore and artifacts. READ MORE

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