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Heart and Home

Heart and Home

Heart and Home

October/November 2013 issue of American Craft magazine
Author Staff
Mediums Furniture Glass
Two Tone Studios Glassware

Two Tone Studios glassware. Photo: Mike Seidl

Two Tone Studios
Husband-and-wife team Boyd Sugiki and Lisa Zerkowitz create whimsical, functional glassware in their Seattle hot shop. These dessert stands, with candy-colored accents, make your sweet treats look even sweeter.

Caravan Pacific
For Shannon Guirl, the Alberta lamp was the key to a new career. Working as a TV editor, she had the urge to do something creative and found her muse in clay and wood. A Kickstarter campaign to raise $8,000 for her first production run turned into $50,000, and the Portland, Oregon, company was born.

Leather Head Sports
Handsome footballs, made in New Jersey, pay homage to this distinctly American sport. Paul Cunningham left a photo editor job with Major League Baseball to follow a calling, eventually creating this line of handcrafted leather sports balls, medicine balls, baseball gloves, and accessories.

Sidecar Furniture
David Johnson’s Maria chair takes a cue from classic Danish modern design and puts a 21st-century spin on it. Johnson, based in Southern California, combines rattan with an Adirondack-influenced chair to create a comfortable form that is familiar yet new.

Twin Cities architects Steve Buetow and Scott Helmes create funky baskets and bowls from Corian, a material normally reserved for countertops. They cut, heat, and form the material into vessels that are durable and food-safe, perfect for displaying your delicious delicacies or holding your keys.

Happy Habitat
The Kenichi Eco Throw, designed by Kansas City-based craft and lifestyle blogger Karrie Kaneda, mixes bright colors with geometric patterns to liven up any room. It’s made in the USA from 80 percent recycled cotton and 20 percent acrylic, and measures 50 by 60 inches.