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gotta hava gimmick!

i don't believe in zimmerman (Hurting 2), Friday, 27 April 2012 15:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

"flint and tinder"

would set fire to all this menswear

the late great, Monday, 30 April 2012 17:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

which part is the flint and which is the tinder?

i'm guessing the penis is the tinder. and flint balls.

zubaz fupa (elmo argonaut), Monday, 30 April 2012 18:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

Incidentally, can someone explain kickstarter projects to me? Like why do people "pledge" money for someone's for-profit venture?

i don't believe in zimmerman (Hurting 2), Monday, 30 April 2012 18:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

Well they often get products in return for one thing.

raw feel vegan (silby), Monday, 30 April 2012 18:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah but in this case it's like $5 or more for some matches.

i don't believe in zimmerman (Hurting 2), Monday, 30 April 2012 18:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

Some projects make sense -- they take a certain amount of money to get off the ground, so you're basically paying for the first round of a product in advance for a discount, or you want the product to exist so you throw in a few bucks.

The ones where there's a ton of levels of funding but you don't get anything are... more nebulous

mh, Monday, 30 April 2012 19:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

louis black on the daily show yesterday touched on this artisanal thing.

koogs, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 16:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

pretty good routine: http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/tue-may-1-2012/back-in-black---artisanal-foods

s.clover, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 18:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

tbf that's more about the "artisanal thing" being picked up on by industrial food than about the "artisanal thing" itself.

i don't believe in zimmerman (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 19:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

A sour grapes review of Googa Mooga that doesn't really say very much:

http://www.slate.com/articles/life/food/2012/05/the_great_googamooga_and_elitism_what_brooklyn_s_food_festival_says_about_foodies_.html

Hmm, sour grapes...artisinal food light bulb!

this guy's a gangsta? his real name's mittens. (Hurting 2), Friday, 25 May 2012 20:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

http://brooklynintegers.com/

s.clover, Friday, 3 August 2012 02:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

3 months pass...

spoon carver Barnaby Carder "sits in the window at 260 Hackney Road carving spoons for eight hours at a stretch.

http://remodelista.com/posts/a-spoon-carver-in-spitalfields

jed_, Friday, 16 November 2012 12:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

Dude is making me nervous.

Jeff, Friday, 16 November 2012 12:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

some of those are plainly spatulas

koogs, Friday, 16 November 2012 13:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

does he use an entire tree for each spoon he makes? i'd like to think that he does.

scott seward, Friday, 16 November 2012 13:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

"When I've made a good spoon I feel good within myself"

fueled by satanism, violence, and sodomy (elmo argonaut), Friday, 16 November 2012 14:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol burnout

drunk 'n' white's elements of style (Hurting 2), Friday, 16 November 2012 15:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

probably doesn't make forks and knives because they contain hostile energy

drunk 'n' white's elements of style (Hurting 2), Friday, 16 November 2012 15:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

it's kind of remarkable how handcrafting have been come to be so revered, in part by disregarding the grinding physical labor that a lot of it consists of

in 30 or 40 years, will this generation of artisans display their arthritic hands, hunched backs, and ruined eyes as badges of authenticity?

fueled by satanism, violence, and sodomy (elmo argonaut), Friday, 16 November 2012 15:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

has^

fueled by satanism, violence, and sodomy (elmo argonaut), Friday, 16 November 2012 15:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

he's called Barnaby.

jed_, Friday, 16 November 2012 16:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

sorry guys, i can't go out tonight, i'm making a spoon

congratulations (n/a), Friday, 16 November 2012 16:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

he's on his third set of hands this week

wooden leg fits real nice now, doesn't chafe at all.

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 16 November 2012 17:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

I initially misread the post as saying that it takes him 8 hours to make a spoon, btw

drunk 'n' white's elements of style (Hurting 2), Friday, 16 November 2012 18:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

I do kind of wonder how fast he can make them.

drunk 'n' white's elements of style (Hurting 2), Friday, 16 November 2012 18:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

"On the other hand, when I make a lop-sided spoon full of hairline cracks that probably won't last a year, I feel kind of meh. But, what the hey; it's still a fucking handmade spoon."

Aimless, Friday, 16 November 2012 18:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm not a hunter-gatherer. I buy my food in the shops. I have a rucksack with everything I need for a camp in it: tarpaulin, bivvy bag, sleeping bag, mat, metal cup, coal tar soap and a little nail brush for cleaning. Each day I cut wood, carve spoons, then head into town and sell them in the street for £5-£30 each. You meet so many people: smack addicts heading for their daily fix, other street sellers, beautiful girls who talk to you for ages and buy lots of spoons. The end of the day comes and I feel brilliant.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/fashion/2012/mar/16/weekender-barnaby-carder

Swole Miss (Nilmar Honorato da Silva), Friday, 16 November 2012 18:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

Swole Miss (Nilmar Honorato da Silva), Friday, 16 November 2012 18:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

For November only I'm taking online orders for cooking/serving spoons (minimum order - 10 spoons).

£100 plus £10 postage get's you a mixture of 5 octagonal handled and 5 Roma style spoons. I carve initials on the Roma Spoons (maximum 3 initials). If you make payment before 11th November i will carve the initials for free otherwise they are £1/ character.

Swole Miss (Nilmar Honorato da Silva), Friday, 16 November 2012 18:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 hr workshop (Friday only): “The ten most important knifegrasps in carving. How to use the knife and your body and sharp soul to make functional and beautiful spoons.”

Swole Miss (Nilmar Honorato da Silva), Friday, 16 November 2012 18:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

that's seems like a lot of waste. I'd rather have a wooden spoon that was carved by a CNC machine and designed to get the maximum number of spoons out of a piece of wood.

wk, Friday, 16 November 2012 18:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

although I guess at night he probably unpacks his rucksack and nests into that pile of shavings.

wk, Friday, 16 November 2012 18:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

haha true

fueled by satanism, violence, and sodomy (elmo argonaut), Friday, 16 November 2012 19:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

Swole Miss (Nilmar Honorato da Silva), Friday, 16 November 2012 19:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol, 3 days!?

wk, Friday, 16 November 2012 19:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm picturing an army of Barnabys rambling across the english countryside, doing their best to finish off the deforestation of the UK.

wk, Friday, 16 November 2012 19:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

SPOONSMITHS OF THE WORLD, UNITE!

fueled by satanism, violence, and sodomy (elmo argonaut), Friday, 16 November 2012 19:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'd just roll up with my lathe and kick those dudes asses

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 16 November 2012 19:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

or just start up HANDMADE SPOONS INC., sourced from chinese factories

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Friday, 16 November 2012 19:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

You don't understand. Handmade is the name of my computer-operated lathe.

Aimless, Friday, 16 November 2012 19:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

You don't understand, I mean handmade of death. My english is how you say inelegant.

drunk 'n' white's elements of style (Hurting 2), Friday, 16 November 2012 19:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

my spoon is lathed out of human hands. HANDMADE.

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 16 November 2012 19:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

I keep singing Soundgarden's "Spoonman" in my head but can't come up with an appropriately witty joke to go with that reference

so I'll just put it out there

dmr, Friday, 16 November 2012 19:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

There are lots of craftsman skills that would probably be helpful if the modern world suddenly came crashing to a halt, but I'll be the one laughing when I see Barnaby trying to whittle a spoon in the Thunderdome.

Moodles, Friday, 16 November 2012 19:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

but you'll be laughing on the other side of your face when you find a yoghurt and have no way to eat it.

fun facts about human waste (Merdeyeux), Friday, 16 November 2012 19:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

wk, Friday, 16 November 2012 19:43 (2 years ago) Permalink


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