HIVE MENTALITY

Started as an experiment with technology, design and handwork, CraftedSystems produces art using specially-cut felt pieces with an eye toward community building.

Started as an experiment with technology, design and handwork, CraftedSystems produces art using specially-cut felt pieces with an eye toward community building. Working in collaboration with the YWCA women’s shelter and p:ear, an organization for homeless youth, artisans learn to skillfully weave eco-wool felt pieces to create wall art, vessels and more. These beautiful, tangible and often therapeutic pieces have been coined “healing handwork,” providing income to people in challenging circumstances. Find this original artwork at Room & Board, roomandboard.com.

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Photographed and Edited by Becky Hutner Cathy | 49 | Interior Designer Spotted: Walking her dog on Manhattan Beach Blvd. The sweater is Michael Stars, right around the corner. The corduroys are Adriana Goldschmid from Anthropologie, and the tank is Free People. My style is sunny California, which is ironic because I’m from Chicago. I […]

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