• Craftsmith Living concept store
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    Craftsmith Living – Simple, Honest, Down-to-Earth Design

    Craftsmith Living is a local concept store in Salcedo Village, Makati, featuring a collection of homewares and artisanal objects that celebrate craftsmanship and slow living. Founded by Mia De Lara & Kitty Bunag, the store is also a venue for workshops or collaborations with other creatives and organizations that share their vision. “We’d like to think of Craftsmith as our playground – a space where we create freely – unbound by rules, where we share, collaborate and ultimately make a difference in the lives of those around us as well as organizations both environmental and humanitarian who are aligned with our philosophy.” – Mia & Kitty I discovered Craftsmith Living through Instagram,…

  • Cyan handmade
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    Shop Feature: Cyan°

    Our featured shop this week, Cyan°, is founded by Marie-Pier Nicol, a mother of three from Drummondville, Quebec. Marie fell in love with sewing when she was pregnant with her first child.  After having her second child, Marie decided to create her own stuff, realising that she couldn’t find the things she liked from the market, and one thing led to another. What’s the story behind the shop name? I was in bed with my drawing pad searching for my company name and then I looked at my quilt cover color cyan and thought it would be a great shop name! And now my youngest son’s name is Yann so many people think it’s related, maybe it…

  • GANT Lights
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    Shop Feature: GANTlights

    Today, I would like to introduce you to Stefan Gant, founder and designer of  GANTlights, an independent brand of finely handcrafted lighting. Gant earned his Master’s degree in Architecture in Berlin, where he founded his product design label in 2012. His elegant, minimalist, architectural inspired lighting fixtures adorn many restaurants, cafés and business establishments in Germany, and beyond.   What’s the story behind the shop name? The story behind my label name is quite simple, My last name is Gant. At the beginning my label was called “Gant lights and more”, now it is “Gantlights”, but I would have preferred “Gant” most, but the clothing company was faster…. What do you love most about…