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Printed Leather Luggage Tags

Printed Leather Luggage Tags
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It’ll be a lot easier to identify your bag on the carousel with one of these handsome handcut leather luggage tags from Porter & Hazel. Choose from a variety of sentiments offered, or customize one with a fave quote or personal info.

Folded Lighting Collection

Folded Lighting Collection
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Tel Aviv-based artist Ariel Zuckerman uses paper origami techniques to create his striking lighting series; he stretches, folds and twists two dimensional sheets for the unexpected result, which looks great whether illuminated or not.

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Crafted (Trailer)

Crafted (Trailer)

“Where things come from matter.” Morgan Spurlock’s short documentary features five artisans: a seventh generation potter, two chefs and two knife makers. Crafted looks at their fears, failures, passion and achievements.

Dominator Leather Messenger Bags

Dominator Leather Messenger Bags
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Each of Dominator’s handmade leather bags is embellished with dramatic custom prints made by pyrogravure – the art of delicately burning the material to create a tattoo-like image. Also available as laptop sleeves and backpacks.

Building a Bamboo Eiffel Tower

Building a Bamboo Eiffel Tower

Once you get past the silly computer voiceovers, you’ll be treated to the construction of an incredibly detailed scale model of Paris’ iconic Eiffel Tower, built from 2779 sticks of bamboo by artist Srinivas Thatipally. Feeling ambitious now?

Bob’s Burgers Nesting Dolls

Bob’s Burgers Nesting Dolls
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Bad Girl Shenanigans’ handpainted Belcher family nesting dolls are perfect for fans of the quirky Fox animated show. We can almost hear Linda shouting All-riiight!” The only thing better would be if Louise’s bunny ears actually stuck out.

Knit Credit Cards

Knit Credit Cards

Paris-based artist Dimitri Tsykalov has a very cool collection of knit credit card art. When displayed in a gallery, the still-attached balls of yarn are placed on the floor to mimic the unraveling of financial markets around the globe.

Bad Tags

Bad Tags
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For those beloved TA readers who are animal owners and have sarcastic senses of humor, may we present Bad Tags – pet tags that are quite the opposite of cute. Available in a variety of politically incorrect and amusing sayings.

Making a Watch

Making a Watch

German watchmaker NOMOS Glashütte lets us get up close and personal with the process behind the creation of their intricate and luxurious mechanical timepieces, which are still largely made by hand.

Bronxton Roll-up Leather Case

Bronxton Roll-up Leather Case

Handmade from premium Horween leather, Bronxton’s versatile roll-up case can hold up to seven tools, cables, watches, or other items, so long as they measure less than 8″ long. Available in your choice of colors.

Japanese Parquetry Demonstration

Japanese Parquetry Demonstration

In this episode from Gucci Japan’s video series entitled “Hand“, Japanese woodworker Noboru Honma shows off the technique of parquetry, in which blocks of wood are assembled into intricate patterns, then shaved into razor-thin slices.

Inside the Bentley Leather Shop

Inside the Bentley Leather Shop

A look behind the labor-intensive process of crafting the leather seats and steering wheels for Bentley’s luxury automobiles. While robots play a part, much of the work is still done by hand and on individual sewing machines.

The Globemaker

The Globemaker

A brief profile about Peter Bellerby and his company Bellerby & Co. Globemakers, preserving the art of handcrafting globes – taking commissions for movies, artists and other high profile clients. Documentary by Cabnine.

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Koch Carbon Fiber Belt

Koch Carbon Fiber Belt
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If your goal is to dress to match your Lambo, the handmade leather Koch belt is a good place to start. The buckle is made of 100% solid carbon fiber, which means you don’t have to take it off at airports or security checks.

Custom Wood Vespa

Custom Wood Vespa

Carpenter Carlos Alberto created this intricate handmade Vespa scooter for his daughter, Daniella – replacing all but the mechanical components with laminated hardwoods. And yes, it actually does ride.

The CoCoPen

The CoCoPen
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An elegant and substantial pen crafted from solid aluminum alloy and the shell of an actual coconut. Each piece of the tropical tree nut is CNC machined and hand-polished to become part of the grip and cap of the pen.

Pocket Skulls

Pocket Skulls
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These palm-sized metal skulls by propmaker Faustus70 are like having a tiny T-800 Terminator you can carry with you. Made from aluminum sheets riveted over a resin form. Buy a dozen, and fill your fruitbowl with ’em.

Manhands Soap

Manhands Soap
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With macho aromas like Beer and Log Cabin, Adam Anderson’s handcrafted Mansoaps are an easy gift. We’re patiently waiting for Post Football Practice and Dirty Socks to be added to the repertoire.

Hummingbird Mini Speakers

Hummingbird Mini Speakers
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A welcome change from cheap plastic laptop speakers, Bekerwerks’ Hummingbirds are handmade from American Spalted Maple or Black Walnut. Note: 10Wx2 Amplifier not included.

Hardwood Bike Grips

Hardwood Bike Grips
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Artist Trevor Carter of Broken Board crafts these beautiful bike grips from Brazilian walnut and other hardwoods, turning each one by hand, and coating them with durable marine-grade polyurethane.

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Horrible Holiday Hooligans

Horrible Holiday Hooligans
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You don’t need a tree to enjoy these festive HOrrible HOliday HOoligans by Sebastian Reymers. 3 jerks with a saw, axe and match hanging around? Sounds just like the holidays at our house.

The Sound of Dust

The Sound of Dust

A short film about the work of Tim Stamps, a surfboard shaper based in Huntington Beach. His soft voice and relaxed demeanor can’t mask his attention to detail and passion for his craft.

Whiskey Barrel Adirondack

Whiskey Barrel Adirondack
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A gorgeous example of upcycling done right, Balaz Moldovan’s adirondack chair is made from old whiskey barrel staves. Also available as a rocking chair. Check out his Etsy shop for more.

F&Y Wooden Handlebars

F&Y Wooden Handlebars
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Dress up your bicycle with one of F&Y’s gorgeous handcrafted handlebars, made from exotic hardwoods. Each one is fitted with an aluminum center for added strength and durability.

Made by Hand Film Series

Made by Hand Film Series

The Bureau of Common Goods’ fascinating film series Made by Hand features NYC artisans crafting local and sustainable items. This latest piece showcases an urban rooftop beekeeping farmer.

Making Louis Vuitton Shoes

Making Louis Vuitton Shoes

There’s a reason that a pair of Louis Vuitton’s can cost you a pretty penny as Youtuber leicax70 shows in this mesmerizing clip recorded at the Fiesso d’Artico workshops in Venice, Italy.

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