Pinboard #2

Just Got Made • 10 Jul 2014

Pinboard: A fortnightly edit of happenings in the Maker Movement – News, Trends & JGM’s Favourite Finds…

JGM's Pinboard No. 2


1. We stumbled across spectacle makers Cubitts of King’s Cross while listening to the Monocle podcast. Their love of craftsmanship shone through (anyone who can get that geeky about creating the perfect barrel hinge & pin combination is a hero in our eyes) so up they went on the pinboard.
Image: wicklow glasses  from Cubitt’s

2. Friend of Just Got Made Matt Sewell has a beautiful new book out, filled with his charming illustrations. Discover birdlife from bramble picking Blue Tits to a parliment of young Tawny Owls in ‘Our Woodland Birds: a nature lover’s guide’ .
Image: Matt Sewell’s website 

3. Print All Over Me are pioneering the tech driven ‘personalised fashion’ trend. And they’re great at it. Create your own printed clothing by picking a garment shape & uploading your artwork. AMAZING! Our favourite silhouette of the minute: KIMONO.
Image: designs featured by (L-R): Whitewaves WBK / Christina Lobo

4. Fire up the blow torch! Artist-run London Sculpture Workshop have released dates for their 2014 summer school. Topics include pewter casting, welding for artists and specialist mould making.
Full course listings here

5. The RSA have announced a new study titled ‘The Power of Small’; investigating the rise in numbers of  microbusinesses & self employment in the UK and its future impact. No prizes for guessing that the Maker Community feature strongly in these numbers.
Article: RSA website 

6. Dreaming of setting up your own creative enterprise? School for Creative Startups can help with their 9 month jargon free & practical course. Why is it on our pinboard? Because Just Got Made was on the course last year & loved every minute!
Applications now open for London & Sheffield

7. A fresh wave of graduates are about to embrace the world of design, many deciding to strike out alone (go for it!). This article on the highs and lows of setting up a home studio space is useful and funny.
Article by Lisa Hassell, Ideas Tap, image of studio Eelus

8. Finally, Etsy puts it’s designer maker community on show in prime time media for the first time with a new television ad, featuring 60 Etsy sellers and a carnival atmosphere! Congratulations to all designer-makers involved.
Image, detail from ‘canyon’ cushion kit, by the tv starring Pompom kits


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