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Andrew & Olia

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Team Ikat

SUBMITTED BY KEITH RECKER Two designers who have never met create a collection that bridges Uzbek tradition and American fashion H AND/EYE’s Design Council pairs promising artisan businesses with volunteer professional designers. One such pairing brought Uzbek fashion designer and founder…

Petel Design

SUBMITTED BY ANNIE WATERMAN Petel translates into “little spark” in Pulaar, the native language of Mauritania, where the wild Atlantic coast meets the Saharan dunes of West Africa.  Petal Design is a social enterprise which creates beautiful home decor, crafted on…

Crafting New Geometries

SUBMITTED BY ANNE-LAURE PY eah Singh uses bold design to rejuvenate ancient crafts. She translates urban and modern geometries into beautiful hand-woven and hand-printed textiles and home-décor products, all handcrafted in India. Leah’s work is about the impact of good design.…

Where Blue Hides After Dark

text: Rebeca Schiller Carina Chitsatz-Shoshtary’s Karma Chroma series German native Carina Chitsatz-Shoshtary’s imaginative Where Blue Hides After Dark made its American debut at the Sienna Patti Galley in Lenox, MA in early October. Where Blue Hides After Dark is part of the series Karma Chroma where paint…

Serious Partners

SUBMITTED BY ANNIE WATERMAN My company, Mushmina, has a history of respecting traditional design traditions — which we’ve deepened recently through our collaboration with master metalsmith Ahmed El Guerche, who produces our beautiful Sahara Jewelry collection. Ahmed lives in the south…

It Means Beautiful

Ubuhle is the Zulu word for beautiful. It is also the name of the art studio established in 1999 by Bev Gibson and Ntombephi Ntobela. Located in the heart of the lush region known as the Midlands in KwaZulu-Natal, Ubuhle…

The Jatiwangi Art Factory

SUBMITTED BY MAE AGUINALDO oused in an old clay tile factory, the Jatiwangi Art Factory (JAF) is located in Jatisura village in West Java, Indonesia, eight hours away from Jakarta.  Since 2007, it has hosted many types of artists from different…