Maker stuff

Fluid fashion

The Fluid Dress, by Charlie Bucket, is made from 600 feet of knitted tubing filled with dyed water, and is powered by a pump located in the backpack.

Wireless wood keyboards by Orée

Wireless wood keyboards by Orée

Orée, a French design company, is behind these beautiful handmade wood keyboards. Each wireless board is made from a single piece of walnut or maple, so the wood grain can be consistent across the she ...

Chicago’s pop-up maker lab

Chicago’s pop-up maker lab

Chicago’s Harold Washington Library recently opened a pop-up maker lab in partnership with the Museum of Science and Industry. There are MakerBot 2 3D printers, laser cutters, and a milling machine. B ...

Making the Strokes of Genius Notebook

A lot of great people helped make our Strokes of Genius Notebooks. Neil Summerour hand-lettered the words.Blanchette Press provided paper and printed the books, and a whole bunch of friends and fellow ...

The fine art of bookmaking

The fine art of bookmaking

For Fairgoods maker Benjamin Reynaert, the interest in bookmaking began in school. “I found myself making little books for myself and friends. Then I took a printmaking course, and bookmaking was a co ...

Stuff we love: a light sculpture by Eddy Sykes

Eddy Sykes‘ chandelier “The 7th” was inspired by a plaster rosette in a Parisian apartment. And that’s exactly what it looks like — when it’s closed. Then it opens, revealing a spect ...

Makers on making

We talked to makers Rachel Rivera, Palette Industries, Adam and Kim Blanchette (of Blanchette Press), and Stephen Wilde about why they make.