Dwell did an excellent story this month (October), about American craftspeople and companies and their struggles to "maintain handcrafted detail while producing fast enough - and in large enough quantities - to satisfy profit margins and consumers accustomed to instant gratification". It highlighted the last man standing in American cast-iron, Kohler, and a few other exemplary American craft-centric companies, such as Heath Ceramics. In addition to the story, they curated a collection of handcrafted goods made in the USA, called "American Modern: Brilliant Design Across the USA". I was thrilled to be included in this collection, which mostly included furniture crafted by some of our most exciting up and comers. Props to Iacoli & McAllister from Seattle, (and neighbors of mine at ICFF for our debut presentations) who were also included in the collection, with their line of simple, elegant furniture pieces. Dwell chose After Chinterwink in "au colorant" Sunset to be the only wallpaper presented in the collection, and they also created a pop-up shop through AHA Life.com in order to make the pieces from the collection readily available for purchase. Many thanks to Dwell for choosing Juju, and also to all of the new customers and friends of Juju that have come about since the publishing of the story. Pick up the issue or at least thumb through it at the check out stand! OX
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