The Craft of the Repair

The Craft of the Repair

The ability and even the desire to repair and fix our own stuff is becoming increasingly rare. This fact saddens us. Repair is at the very core of self sufficiency. While it is important for the individual, it is crucial for communities. Cheap labor and manufacturing costs have paved the way for a culture of […]

A Culture of Repair

Posted by on Jun 17, 2013 in design, misc, repair
A Culture of Repair

Opportunities for creativity are what we live for around here. We all become pretty grumpy when we fall into those creative slumps where life/work start requiring that we just get stuff done. We love and thrive on the periods of design, the moments of problem solving and days spent making something new and unseen. But […]

Fixing, repairing and general mayhem

Fixing, repairing and general mayhem

So as a follow up to our last post on Wabi-Sabi (click here to read) I thought it would be a good time to introduce some thoughts on what it means to repair our own stuff. Wabi-Sabi (as we approached it) is a philosophical/aesthetic ideal that embraces the wear and tear of life on materials […]