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What is Sloyd?

All of a sudden I have heard lots of folk talking about “sloyd”. Like “utsushi” in my last post this is a foreign word which has many subtle meanings which are lost in the normal translation simply as “handcraft”. This word I know a little more about though having spent some time in Sweden and […]

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I want to talk a little about simplicity. It is something that has always been important to me but today’s thoughts were set off by a friend Steve Tomlin who carved this spoon. “I tried to get back to simplicity.” I used to collect quotes which inspired me in my reading and write them up […]

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why man creates, a short film by Saul Bass

I just discovered this online and would like to share. I can’t find the whole thing anywhere so there are a couple of clips followed by an interview with the guy who made them.  I particularly like the second short “parable” clip. And here is Saul on making money vs making things beautiful.

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