IF YOU RESPECT
THE ORIGINAL,
THE PERSONAL,
THE AUTHENTIC –
YOU ARE A CITIZEN

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Below is our manifesto.

If you share our values, help us spread the word.

Maker: Joe Han Lee, Courage, 2012 Photo: Joe Han Lee

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YOU ARE NOT A LEMMING.

You’re not a follower; you trust your own tastes and live by them.

Maker: Grace Eun Mi Lee, Creatures, 2013 Photo: Grace Eun Mi Lee

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We value the unique and enduring.

As an authentic human being, you appreciate things that don’t scream assembly line.

Maker: Brett Lundy, Dam Console, 2012 Photo: Megan Tilston

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OBJECTS SHOULD INHABIT, NOT INTRUDE.

You believe objects with personal, tactile histories engage with your world better than the anonymously mass-produced.

Maker: K. Claire MacDonald, Cluster Pendant, 2014 Photo: K. Claire MacDonald

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YOU ARE NOT AUTOMATED, MANUFACTURED, OR CLONED.

You weren’t made in a factory, so you prefer not to bury your life with things that are.

Maker: Matthew Nuqingaq, Untitled, 2014 Photo: Andrew Rashotte

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YOU BELIEVE IN 10-DIGIT TECHNOLOGY.

You connect more strongly with things made by a pair of hands – the original 10-digit machine.

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ONE SIZE SHOULD NOT FIT ALL.

You prefer objects that mirror your individual taste, rather than fit some monster demographic.

Maker: Paul McClure, Antibodies III Rings, 2014 Photo: Digital by Design

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NOTHING IS NEWER THAN TRADITION.

You are as much a fan of time-honoured techniques as you are of their contemporary interpretations.

Maker: William Robinson, Art of Tea, 2014 Photo: Drew Gilbert

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COOKIE CUTTER DOESN’T CUT IT.

In a me-too world, you appreciate that Craft brings different cultures and perspectives into your space.

Maker: Ales Janosik, The Sparrow Hut, 2014

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VASES ARE PEOPLE TOO.

Craft objects evoke their makers, letting you surround yourself with not just things, but personalities.

Maker: Brad Turner, Untitled vessel (in development), 2014 Photo: Brad Turner

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WHILE WE ALL MARCH TO DIFFERENT DRUMS, WE MOVE TOGETHER.

You value how each maker’s unique expression bonds us as a richer community.

Maker: Janet MacPherson, Procession, 2014 Photo: Janet MacPherson