In some places, shoes are still made with hand-cut leathers and sewn on soles - shoes that can hold up for a decade rather than months - with proper repair..
Meet the team who helps restore timeworn Red Wing shoes. If you prefer your boots to have a little history, you’ll appreciate the restoration process we go through to revitalize a pair of well-used boots.
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Great series of videos from Red Wing Shoes, explaining their passion even for small details such as a stitch, and their pride on making durable and strength shoes.
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A look at the making of a Branca Chair, by Industrial Facility for Mattiazzi.
Branca is inspired by wooden branches that turn, twist, meet and branch off.
Like wooden branches on a tree, Branca is a chair that is familiar to the eye.
The result is comfort to the eye, to the body and to the hand.
An educational video on the extrusion process.
Meet Nick Sambrato. He runs a print shop in Orlando, Florida called Mama’s Sauce.
At a time in history when the print industry is pouncing from one space-age technological advancement to the next, Nick has decided to take a giant leap backwards into the industrial revolution.
Meet the Kluge letterpress. An 2,000 pound, cast iron, electric powered monstrosity of vacillating rods, giant spinning wheels and pneumatic hoses. The Kluge is Nick’s weapon of choice in his battle against the future.
So why does Nick use the Kluge? A clearly outdated, cumbersome and obsolete machine? The same reason any craftsman uses any tool: for the quality of the finished product. A letterpress offers a tangible, three-dimensional look and feel to the printed image that no other technology can replicate.
Let Nick take you on a trip back in time as he runs through the process of turning an ordinary piece of paper stock into work of art.
produced by: Fiction
Director: Matt Barnett
Concept Development: Tatjana Green
Cinematographer: Brett Carlson
Editor: Lauren Carson
In large cities, such as Toronto, it’s the independent neighborhood spirit that gives people a real sense of community. The local spots where those in the know, go. Sam James Coffee Bar is just that for Toronto. A small (I mean tiny) out of the way place, where caffeine cravers flock to get a personal shot of espresso. Made by hand, just for you. In a world of ever growing automation, Sam James serves up perfectly crafted cups, one at a time.
Behind-the-scenes of craftsmanship and making of Leica lenses in the production facilities of Leica Camera AG.