Best of MAKE: Our Year in Crowdfunding

Though it seems good form to use the umbrella term, for us here at MAKE, so far, "crowdfunding" essentially means "Kickstarter," a search for which returns exactly 100 published posts in our archives, dating back to the first Kickstarter we ever mentioned (the MakerBeam project) in October 2009.  Of major... Read more »

Best of Maker Business 2011

The year 2011 was abuzz with news of makers and making. From The Economist to Forbes, to Dale Dougherty (MAKE founder) being recognized by the White House, political and business leaders recognized that small companies and startups drive the economy, and that increasingly, innovation for these new ventures is coming... Read more »

Ice Candles for the Darkest Season

Electric light feels very different from candle light. Even the best electric lights seem frozen in place, or blink and move awkwardly. I decided this year that I wanted to do something with candles again - something safely outdoors, far from the children and the house, but something beautiful. That... Read more »

CRAFT Flickr Pool Weekly Roundup

Here are some things we saw in the CRAFT Flickr Pool this week. To everyone who submitted photos, thanks so much for sharing such great ideas for keeping craft spaces and supplies neat and tidy! I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling totally inspired to get organized in the... Read more »