Maker Stories

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Poems & Posies: Stop and Smell the Roses!

The seed that blossomed into Poems & Posies was planted around Christmas over two years ago, when Maggie Coker and Jasmin Lünstroth started sending each other mood boards. Self proclaimed 'doers', the boss ladies dove into their new craft, heads and hearts first, and started carving out their business idea, allowing it to organically sprout and flower, much like an untamed wildflower.
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Luir: Controlled Coincidence

A self proclaimed control freak who thrives working with mediums that are impossible to control, Carly Dorrington is a woman of complexities. In fact, intricate barely begins to describe the process that goes into her unique pieces…
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Retusj: Fit for a Queen

Last time we talked to Karen von Pederstad, she was working out of a shoebox overlooking the Eiffel Tower. This time we meet the Retusj designer in her bright haven of creativity, in the center of Oslo…
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Turning (My) Skin into Treasures

MySkin Manufactory creates leather accessories synonymous with youthful experimentation and refined high-fashion necessities. Transforming leftover leather into a beautiful piece of decoration whether it be for your neck, wrist or shoulder blade.
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EKOLOVESANIMAL

We love the aesthetic of EKOLOVESANIMAL bags, as well as their stance on animal cruelty and their beliefs about upcycling and redesign. The smooth, interesting shapes of their pieces give an insight to what the materials were used for in their previous lives.
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Spanaki

SPANAKI is the name of Greek, Anna Germanou's, ventures as a graphic designer & handcrafted jewellery/accessory designer – and it's obvious that she's found many ways to weave the two together. She's a stickler for presentation and professionality, and her ideas as super creative to boot.
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Mayflower Vintage

Luka May is the dream boat of our 16-year-old selves. His closet, which is set up and used as a private showroom, drapes across most of his gorgeous flat in Freidrichshain.
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Knitted Army

Tactile, functional and fun, these "poufs", made by Italian designer Andrea Brena remind us that creative form can link people to products.