The Week in Craft: April 18, 2018

The Week in Craft: April 18, 2018

Your weekly dose of links about craft, art, design, and whatever else we’re excited about sharing

Published on Wednesday, April 18, 2018.
One Man, One Garage, Vintage Camper Bird Houses

From the design studio of One Man, One Garage, founded by Marcus Williams, these vintage camper birdhouses add flair to any yard.

Courtesy of One Man, One Garage

If you're in Minnesota, don't miss the American Craft Show in St. Paul this weekend. The RiverCentre will be chock-full of amazing makers, engaging programs, and The Balvenie Scotch whisky – the perfect way to chase away those spring blizzard blues. The Star Tribune recently highlighted our Make Room program, which puts craft into context in rooms created by local designers.

Get ready for spring with these charming vintage camper birdhouse kits by Nashville-based design studio One Man, One Garage.

We are loving these handcarved animals by Japanese artist Mori Kono.

There are those in the art world that think the Met missed an opportunity to make strides in inclusion and equity with their recent hire of a new director.

The New York Times explores the British government’s recent announcement to ban the sale of items made with ivory, intended to project elephants.

The Lalbagh Botanical Gardens in Bengaluru, India, suffered through a massive storm back in October that took down many of its more than 200-year-old trees. Instead of auctioning off the dead wood, Lalbagh decided to invite artists to turn it into sculptures.

The Smithsonian will join forces with the Victoria and Albert Museum to open its first location outside of the US in London.

Stephen Burks, Es Devlin, Asif Khan, and Morag Myerscough have joined the panel of judges for the inaugural Dezeen Awards, which honor the world's best architecture, interiors, and design. The four join a panel of 71 leading industry figures, including: Marcus Engman, head of design at IKEA; Shauna Levy, CEO of Design Exchange; and Snarkitecture co-founder Alex Mustonen.

The new Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU in Richmond, Virginia, celebrates its grand opening April 21 with a site-wide exhibition, “Declaration,” and a day-long block party with interactive activities, live music, performances, and food. The show includes artists Andrea Donnelly, Kate Just, Amos Paul Kennedy Jr.Cannupa Hanska Luger, Cheryl Pope, and Paul Rucker.

The textile community is mourning the loss of “fiberist” Mary Giles. Giles, an incredible artist and fiber advocate, died in her home near Stillwater, Minnesota, last week. For more on Giles' incredible career, read "Breaking the Surface" from American Craft.