I make these things, and I put them out there
November 29, 2011 10:23 AM   Subscribe

I've done what I swore an oath to God twenty-eight years ago to never do again. I've created "something that kills people". And in that purpose, I was a success. I've done this because, philosophically, I'm sympathetic to your aim. I can tell you, with no ego, this is my finest sword. If, on your journey, should you encounter God, God will be cut.
posted by Ironmouth at 10:25 AM on November 29, 2011

Previously (although this is just a post about Watanabe, and not any of the other artists).
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 10:26 AM on November 29, 2011

I love these.

There is also a pretty good subreddit /r/Artisan for artisan videos full of great videos like Just a Man Ironing a Shirt.
posted by Ad hominem at 10:48 AM on November 29, 2011 [2 favorites]

"Handmade artisan"? I was expecting this to be about some form of artificial insemination.
posted by yoink at 10:59 AM on November 29, 2011

These are great, Potomac Avenue - I watched every one. That was thoughtful of you to also include the Etsy link/store after the videos too.

I particularly liked the Dogs in Sweaters, I've posted some of those cute hats on blort and elsewhere. Her dog is adorable, that was fun to see the story behind the products.

You inspired me, I am going to try to buy only handmade for the holidays.

Ad hominem, that shirt ironing video was mesmerizing and sparked ASMR (a post I happily just recently discovered. ) I couldn't believe how strongly it evoked the smell and the feel of newly ironed shirts from my childhood.
posted by madamjujujive at 4:20 PM on November 30, 2011

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