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Hand Made in L.A.: How It's Done The Los Galos Chair

Photograph by Toky Photography  1Morrison has a plywood template for each of the chair’s pieces. He lays a segment of template on top of a strip of black walnut (or...

Hand Made in L.A.: Maker's Mark

Photograph by Misha Gravenor  They’re tinkerers and technoids, people who build stuff for the sake of building stuff, and they’re part of what’s called the maker movement. Providing geeky recipes...

Hand Made in L.A.: Performance Enhancers

Photograph by Mindee Choi   Cajongo Master woodworker Pat Bylard of Eagle Rock builds bongos of great tonal variety and austere beauty, ranging from his “Artista,” a European birch box that you...

Hand Made in L.A.: Something to Bling About

Krys N JackIn a Culver City home studio outfitted with power tools, Krysta Henry and Jacquetta O’Dell use scraps from their Krys N Jack wooden clothing line (seriously) to...

Hand Made in L.A.: The Fix Is In

Fugetsu-do Confectioners For more than a century, this Little Tokyo shop has been making soft, powdery mochi sweets from glutinous rice with untraditional fillings like peanut butter, strawberry, and green...

Handmade to Play

Photograph by Misha Gravenor Custom Bikes While most bicycles, even from American companies, are manufactured in Taiwan, Gregory Townsend (above) offers something almost unheard of these days: road and fixed-gear bikes built by...

How It's Done: T-shirt Stencil

Photograph by Mindee Choi    1Sketch an image on paper. Cut out a piece of freezer paper about three to four inches larger than the shape you’ve drawn. Tape the paper...

FAQ: The Friday Afternoon Question

The phone rings, email dings. I do my best to answer. Martha, who posed the question, was calling me from Mississippi. We had a nice chat, she made...

Arias with a Twist

It wasn’t until the final curtain when four young puppeteers dressed entirely in black velvet took a bow alongside performer Joey Arias that I realized two things: The cast...

More Hanukkah Happenings

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