August 2013

Exploring Origami Street Art with TheUpsideUp

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While at the HOW Live conference this year, we met a group of origami street artists that call themselves TheUpsideUp. Their beautiful creations are unique and colorful. TheUpsideUp just completed an installation featuring Mohawk Paper at the Des Moines 80/35 summer music event. We talked with them about their inspiration, process, and the faces behind their collaborative.

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Arianna Orland, Paper Jam Press, and the latest MOO Luxe Project

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We’ve featured Arianna Orland’s fun and bold letterpress style on Felt & Wire in the past, and this week we’re excited to announced that The Luxe Project by MOO has teamed up with Arianna Orland of Paper Jam Press to bring you Paper Jam, a unique, machine-inspired collection of business cards that will bring a smile to your face. We recently chatted with Arianna about her collection, and to find out what inspired her to create this series.

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Mohawk Makers: Sitting down with Michael Maher of Taylor Stitch

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For the next series of interviews with talented makers featured in the Mohawk Maker Quarterly, we sat down to talk with one of the founders of Taylor Stitch, Michael Maher.

Taylor Stitch dates back to 2008, when three best friends from college decided to make the best custom shirt possible after noticing the craftsmanship and quality of custom-tailored shirts only available abroad. They opened up shop in their San Francisco apartment, working with hundreds of measurements to create the perfect fit shirt.

Working with a family business that already manufactured custom shirts for over 85 years, Taylor Stitch opened a number of pop-up shops in San Francisco two years after they first came together. The shops sold the first collection of button up shirts and people loved them. Settling into a permanent space in the Mission District, Taylor Stitch continues to focus relentlessly on fit, construction, and new offerings.

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Introducing the Mohawk Makers: Meet Carl Chiara of Unionmade

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Today we’re kicking off a series of interviews with a selection of talented makers, featured in the first edition of the Mohawk Maker Quarterly. We sat down with Carl Chiara of Unionmade, known for their outstanding collection of men’s casual and fine clothing, shoes, books, and men’s grooming products.

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All Things Paper with Ann Martin

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Like us, Ann Martin of All Things Paper is a paper enthusiast and loves exploring the world of creative projects. Ann’s blogging at All Things Paper has covered everything from her own art of quilling (paper filigree), to other paper artists, to book reviews, to tutorials and more.

Recently, Ann compiled a book with brand-new paper projects from paper crafters around the world. We had a chance to take a look at the book and chat with Ann for a peek behind-the-scenes at the creating process and Ann’s favorite projects.

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