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Rave Review

I am not a raver. I don’t own highlighter-colored spandex or flashing light jewelry, and the only suitable beaded bracelet I have was handed to me by a wide-eyed...

Handmade for the Home

Photograph by Misha Gravenor   Craftsman FurnitureThe oak is quarter sawn, the design from the end of the industrial age, when artisans turned to nature for material inspiration—and refuge. Warren Hile...

Handmade Style

Photograph by Misha Gravenor     Boho ShoesCalleen Cordero (above) has sold shoes, bought them for a store, and dreamed them up for other companies. At her Laurel Canyon home in 1999,...

Hand Made in L.A.: Craft Services

Photograph by Misha Gravenor   Word to the wise: Don’t doubt the power of a felt bunny. There’s a quiet joy in turning an idea into something physical, which is what...

Hand Made in L.A.: Fresh From the Oven

Photograph by Mindee Choi   Lesley Anton A former flight attendant, Anton turned a 20-year-old hobby into a full-time job. Her lamps and dishes in porcelain and stoneware are inspired by Japanese...

Hand Made in L.A.: How It's Done: Falcon

Photograph by Noah Schutz  1When Barry has an idea for a motorcycle he wants to reincarnate—his Bullet began as a 1950 Triumph—he sketches his vision, searches for a moribund version...

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...