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Got It Made

Got It Made

See What These Nepalese Textiles Mean to the People Who Weave Them

Got It Made 09/13/2019
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When Anjali Purohit started her Detroit-based textile line, Variously, she was looking for a way to support artisans in Gujarat, India, where she was born and raised, after it was hit with a massive earthquake. As her business has grown, so has her network of makers around the world, including a group of traditional weavers in Nepal. What does it mean to further a generational craft and to be able to support a family doing so? Anjali put together a documentary project so that the artisans (who have chosen not to give their names) can share for themselves. READ MORE
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How to Make an Outdoor Oasis—and Then Make the Most of It

Got It Made BY katie nave freeman 09/10/2019
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After moving back to her home state of California a few years ago, the jewelry designer Jaclyn Mayer decided to renovate part of her Oakland home, basically becoming her own general contractor. And that's when things started getting really complicated. "I found out in the middle of the project that I was pregnant with my second child and realized that if anything was getting updated, it was now or never," she says. "So we ended up gut-renovating the whole thing." The final - and most important - piece of the puzzle was creating a backyard refuge with enough space for entertaining adults and little ones alike. Here's how Jaclyn made what's on the outside count as much as what's on the inside. READ MORE
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What It Takes to Come up with a Really Fresh New Ceramics Idea

Got It Made BY liz 08/13/2019
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Zoë Kantor might describe herself a ceramicist, but she's really an inventor. Through an intuitive process of R and D, the NYC potter created a technique for making vases and bowls that come with moving, interactive loops and links - a mix of functionality (you can use them as a handle) and ornament (it's like your vase got a piercing!). Hear all about what it took Zoë to get here - and where she looks when she's trying to get the juices flowing. READ MORE
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All the Messages Hidden in Christine Alcalay’s Mesmerizing Patterns

Got It Made BY liz 05/30/2019
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"A lot of people don't know where patterns come from," explains Christine Alcalay. But in the world of this apparel designer and Brooklyn boutique owner, each print that shows up in her collection is part of a larger seasonal vision - and is custom-made by Christine and her team. So when developing our limited-edition scrunchies, she wanted to give her favorites a sustainable second life (and, um, hand-cut every component from scraps). Here's the scoop on the very worthy winners - so if you scoop up a hair accessory and the inevitable compliments start rolling in, you'll have the perfect "well, actually…" follow-up. READ MORE

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