Something about watching craftsmen make something makes we want to buy it. It’s not just a door handle any more, it’s something that people have labored over to ensure that it’s just right. I really respect that.
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I feel inspired when I see craftsmen doing what they do best. It reminds me that we’re all craftsmen in our own way. Some of us are spreadsheet ninjas, some are expert videographers, and others are amazing product managers and innovators. No matter what your area of expertise, remember that you’re an artist, and do your work with love and attention to detail.
If you feel like it, reply with a photo of yourself doing what you love.
I saw the trailer for Jiro Dreams of Sushi last night. I can’t help but be moved by the immense care this man has for his craft.
How well is your furniture made? Will you give it to your children?
Perhaps we’re entering a new age of craftsmanship, one where we can see craft in the way a new business is devised, a sale is made or a website is coded. A craftsperson might be particularly talented and connected in the way she deals with clients, or be able to meet deadlines with alacrity.
Just because it’s not in a crafts fair doesn’t mean it didn’t demand craft.
John Nese is the owner of Soda Pop Stop, a little “sweets” store in Los Angeles, California. He has spent his whole life obsessed with soda and loves sharing his passion with others. (He’s kind of the Gary Vaynerchuck of soda pop.) Ever heard of cucumber soda? Rose petal soda? He’s got it and he wants you to try it.
(Part of my “Craftsmanship” series.)
What I want to know is, what kind of soda would you make?
I’m not much of a motorcycle person, but there is such artistry in this guy’s work that I can’t help but be inspired.
Got any more good videos/photos I could feature?
Here’s a company who was tired of ketchup being something that barely resembles tomatoes anymore. Sir Kensington’s Gourmet Scooping Ketchup is free of gluten and sufites, contains no high-fructose corn syrup, and comes in 2 flavors. (found on uncrate)
What high-quality products have inspired you lately?