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WE DID IT TO OURSELVES, AND THAT'S WHAT REALLY HURTS.

If we're upset with the outcome of the election, we need to accept that we're responsible for it.

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TONIGHT IN AMERICA, EIGHT YEARS LATER

The night President Obama was elected, I wrote the following post and sent it to nearly everyone I cared about. I'm not sure what compelled me, but I really do miss that feeling.

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OF THE TRADE

NINE

 

CRESTON LEA

A wood shop in Vermont. A craftsman with a fascination for music. Some of the most beautiful guitars you'll ever see. 

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OF THE TRADE

EIGHT

 

BRIDGET ANN CLARK

What goes into the creation of breathtakingly beautiful ceramics? Bridget Ann Clark makes it clear: A lot of time, a lot of effort, and a lot of thought. 

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OF THE TRADE

SEVEN

 

TONY DeANGELIS

Want a look into the man behind the best haircut in Brooklyn? Well, look no further than this interview with Tony DeAngelis, co-owner of Blue & Black Barbers.

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OF THE TRADE

SIX

 

KYLE RIDINGTON

A conversation with Kyle Ridington, GQ's best dressed sommelier, about what makes great wine, great service, and a great outfit.

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OF THE TRADE

FIVE

 

WESLEY VERHOEVE

The force behind One of Many sits down to talk about unearthing stories and finding the perfect wristwatch.

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OF THE TRADE

FOUR

 

CARLEIGH QUEENTH

Know what an 18th and 19th century ceramics expert does? I didn't either. So, I turned to Carleigh Queenth, Christie's Head of Ceramics to find out.

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OF THE TRADE

THREE

 

ZAC FELTOON

Zac Feltoon has always wanted to be an industrial designer. What exactly does that mean? He sat down to discuss his career, his interpretation of 'good design,' and how it all got started with a spoon.

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OF THE TRADE

TWO

 

ANA ASNES BECKER

Simply put: Ana Asnes Becker rocks. Between her band, Fruit & Flowers and her solo work, she's a power chord powerhouse. We chatted about where she's at and what's inspired her to get there. 

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OF THE TRADE

ONE

 

KYLE STUDSTILL

You don't meet a lot of folks who've gone from military intelligence analysis to designing high-end scarves. That's because there aren't a lot of people like Kyle Studstill. 

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ANNOUCEMENT

 

OF THE TRADE

I'm happy to announce the launch of Of the Trade, a new interview series designed to celebrate dedicated people and the objects that empower them to do great work

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ON DREAMS

& PRIVILEGE

There's nothing wrong with looking on the bright side, but let's try not to choke to death on the pompoms and rainbows. Aspiration takes many forms. We're all trying in our own way.  And the time for shaming those without a ceaselessly sunny disposition is over.

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FAST COMPANY

 

SCREW MOTIVATIONAL ARTICLES

There's nothing wrong with looking on the bright side, but let's try not to choke to death on the pompoms and rainbows. Aspiration takes many forms. We're all trying in our own way.  And the time for shaming those without a ceaselessly sunny disposition is over.

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365 OF 28

After a year of work, I'm happy to release the results from 365 of 28, a quantified self project designed to help me consider interesting possibilities for the future. From switching neighborhoods to changing careers, I wanted to know your thoughts. 

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GOOD

 

WHAT BP SHOULD HAVE SAID

The Deepwater Horizon spill has blanketed the gulf in oil. BP's response has blanketed us all in excuses. There's a better way to handle it. 

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