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Exposure: Foxwood Co.

For the past week, I've been up to my elbows in wood glue as I help Casey of Foxwood Co. manufacture a metric ton of jewelry stands for Aid Through Trade. Casey and I have been passing the time by bitching about how MDF sawdust is just the worst. How do I loathe thee? Let me count the ways. MDF dust is: basically aerosolized formaldehyde a really ugly shade of brown so super fine that it floats through the air and has basically coated every surface of the shop with a layer of gross now nicknamed "the Devil's Dandruff" MDF dust is NOT: what I want my clothing to be...

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Exposure: farmer’s market

Saturday mornings in DC are some of my favorites - ever. I get to sleep in, the weather is usually nice, and the farmer's market is in town. I have it on good authority (my own opinion) that the Mount Pleasant Farmer's Market is the best. The vendors are a good mix of local weird (see: the tent of fermented items across the way from the duck bao (bun) guy who also sells containers of duck broth for $2), and good old fashioned in-season veggies and fruits and flowers and OH YEAH popsicles. Does your farmer's market have popsicles? I...

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Summer Exposure

Summer Exposure

A year ago, we went to a friend’s lake house in Connecticut for Fourth of July weekend, and proceeded to have the most quintessentially American fun. Boats, beers, beards, and jumping off cliffs was the name of the game that weekend, and all the while I snapped pics with my new old Nikon F. When I took what I thought was my vacation film to be developed, I was super bummed when they told me there was nothing there. At the time I was new to the whole film thing and figured I’d either loaded something improperly or somehow screwed everything...

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Necessary Objects Volume 1

Necessary Objects 1 – Basics

Having the right tools on standby when inspiration strikes is so much more conducive to a productive crafting sesh than having to either make-do with something that doesn't quite work right (though MacGyver-ing does have its merits), or schlepping out to the craft store in the suburbs to pay a premium for supplies because you need them RIGHTNOW. I've built up my arsenal of supplies through years of those ill-fated trips to the craft store, and more recently (thankfully) taking advantage of the glory that is Amazon. Amazon is fantastic for sooo many reasons: customer reviews so you can choose the...

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