Maker-Modern: Case Studies

To read the original Maker-Modern article, go here. Disclaimer: Unless noted, I have no real knowledge of the engineering or manufacturing processes used on any of the following products. My comments are not meant as critiques of the products themselves, but simply potential engineering issues that might easily be overlooked by an inexperienced “maker.” It is quite possible that the manufacturers have resolved the issues I mention by innovative (if not apparent) means. This is[…]

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Maker-Modern: the Good, the Bad, the Homemade

What do “live edge” dining tables, reclaimed barn wood and cement bar stools have in common? They’re all common products of the Maker-Modern style, characterized by the use of rough/salvaged/natural-form materials, often used in naïve ways that result in poor quality and reduced longevity. The Modern movement, which had its start in the late 1800s and culminated in the workshops of designers like Charles and Ray Eames, Frank Lloyd Wright and the Bauhaus, was society’s attempt[…]

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