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Bumber Shoot

Francesco Maglia: The Umbrella Maker Of MilanThe Maglia family have been partners with the rain since 1854, when they began producing umbrellas in Milan. Here's our portrait of Francesco Maglia.
posted by cenoxo on Jun 28, 2014 - 16 comments

Fly Aweigh My Pretties

Luigi Prina: The Ships That Sail Through The Clouds — Italian architect creates beautiful flying air ships.
posted by cenoxo on Nov 23, 2013 - 26 comments

A fascinating craft. The story of the last glass eye maker in Britain.

The last of the glass eye makers | Losing an eye through illness or accident can devastate a person's life. A "glass" eye can help some people come to terms with it | Audio: Jost Haas is the last glass eye maker left in Britain, and he is close to retirement. He comes from Germany, where glass eye technology was perfected nearly 200 years ago. [more inside]
posted by nickyskye on Mar 27, 2013 - 10 comments

How Cigars are Made

How Cigars are Made at the La Aurora factory in the Dominican Republic.
posted by Scientist on May 15, 2012 - 20 comments

Bright Lights for Christmas

Holiday Shopping Guide: All Gizmo Everything
posted by rollick on Dec 9, 2011 - 11 comments

Son of a Birch!

250-year-old birch bark canoe found in barn to be returned to Canada. While we are on the subject, you could do worse than to spend an hour today watching this fascinating 1971 documentary on a Birch Bark Canoe builder. (Not terribly often you come across a video captioned in Cree.) More YouTube Birch Bark Canoe building goodness.
posted by spock on Dec 13, 2010 - 27 comments

The Automata Blog

The Automata Blog is packed full of interesting images, videos and information about all kinds of amazing automata, cool machines, mechanical music, orchestrions and kinetic sculptures. This month's focus is the history of vintage Japanese tin toy robots and the toy robot paintings by Steven Skollar.
posted by nickyskye on Nov 19, 2010 - 6 comments

"...truly general principals are hard to come by, and ultimately every case is a different case."

Tom ("Duff's Device") Duff examines improving computer source code to make it more concisely communicate it author's intent, in Reading from Top to Bottom. [more inside]
posted by orthogonality on Nov 30, 2008 - 52 comments

Doing something well for its own sake.

Read this excerpt of Richard Sennett's The Craftsman. Listen to him on the Diane Rehm show or peruse this interview with Laurie Taylor. Discuss.
posted by anotherpanacea on Jun 23, 2008 - 25 comments

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