Craft

CRAFT


APOUSIOKOUMPOUNOPHOBIA

By Dora Mentzel

The story of an obsolete bit of tailoring, the buttonhole on the lapel of a men's jacket. Why have a buttonhole with no function? Read more

 

ART AND WORKMANSHIP

By W.R. Lethaby

This article from 1913 is about craft and beauty and the ordinary. 'Art is the humanity put into workmanship, the rest is slavery.' Read more

ROBINSON CRUSOE

By Tanya Harrod

In this short essay Tanya Harrod examines how tools and everyday objects become the focus of Crusoe's life and of the novel. Read more

 

KNOLLING

By Edwin Heathcote

‘Knolling’ is the act of laying out tools in an obsessive but rather beautiful display. It sits between function and aesthetics. Read more