Binder Clip Bag


Seattle designer Peter Bristol's Clip Bag translates those ubiquitous binder clips you find in offices into a funny and useful accessory that could almost be elegant, if it weren't so silly. It's one of those form translations that makes me say, "Of course!" The bag is made out of wool... Read more »

Holiday Gift Guide 2012: Japanese Woodworking Tools


I confess this gift guide is a little self-serving. Back in October I marveled at the beauty of woodworker Len Cullum’s workshop of Japanese tools in this blog post. I’ve long been fascinated by the simple elegance of Japanese joinery. Of course there’s nothing simple about it. It’s a craft... Read more »

Workshop: Len Cullum in Seattle, Washington


Making Connections By Laura Cochrane Photography by John Keatley Neatly lined up along the walls of Len Cullum’s 1,500-square-foot north Seattle workshop are handmade Japanese chisels, saws, and planes. In a building rumored to have once been a shark oil processing plant, Cullum, 46, creates Japanese-style shoji doors and windows,... Read more »

MAKE’s Toy Inventor Burning Up the Strings

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Fireball Mail instrumental from dave patterson on Vimeo. Bob Knetzger is a longtime MAKE contributor and the columnist for the magazine’s “Toy Inventor’s Notebook.” Not only is he an accomplished toy designer and writer, he’s also a terrific musician. Here he is playing Floyd Jenkins'”Fireball Mail” on resophonic guitar, banjo,... Read more »